August 13th Meeting

Shannon Baxter of Baxter’s Bees will give us her inside scoop on processing the wax from our hives. As usual, the meeting will be at the Unitarian Universalists Congregation of Hillsborough at 7 PM on Thursday, August 13th. Come join us!

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OCBA Honey Extraction Workshop

On Saturday, June 20, at 2 pm, with temperatures soaring up to 97 degrees; OCBA held its annual Honey Extraction Workshop.  Our thanks go to Keith Yow, Cedar Ridge High School Furniture and Cabinet Making instructor, for providing an air conditioned workshop.  Dave Eckert, OCBA Mentoring Director, did a splendid job as usual. He went into great detail demonstrating different ways to remove bees from supers and frames in preparation for extracting as well as different tools used to remove wax cappings .  In addition, he reviewed the agreement for those who may choose to rent the extractor, and described all of the parts and their use.

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Haylee Borden Wielding the Uncapping Knife

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Uncapping with the cappings scratcher

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Spinning Out the Honey

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Honey!

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Honey Extraction Workshop

OCBA’s annual Honey Extraction Workshop will be held at Cedar Ridge High School in Hillsborough on June 20th at 2 PM. This workshop offers an opportunity to get hands on experience uncapping and extracting your frames, accompanied by lots of useful information concerning the entire process.

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June 11th Meeting

The next OCBA meeting will be held on Thursday, June 11th at 7 PM at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Hillsborough (uuchnc.org). One of our Master Beekeepers, Randall Austin, will be sharing his knowledge on maximizing honey production in our backyard hives. Please join us for the meeting. Don’t forget: dinner at Vinny’s (vinneyshillsborough.com) at 5 PM if you can make it.

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May Meeting 5/14/2015

The OCBA will meet at the Unitarian Universalists Congregation of Hillsborough on Thursday May 14th at 7 PM. Our speaker will be Cedric Pearce who will talk to us about the chemistry of honey and the hive. Please join us at Vinny’s of Hillsborough for dinner at 5 PM.

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