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Field Day 7/26/2014

Just a reminder that the DCBA and OCBA field day is July 26th, 1pm, at the Charlette Brody Discovery Garden, which is part of the Sarah P Duke Garden.  Thank you Donna Devanney and SPDG for so generously sharing your time and apiary with us all!

Here’s some important details.

  1. Click here for directions to 420 Anderson Street, Durham, NC 27708
  2. Go to the visitor’s office to receive a parking voucher.  There are other events going on that day, so be patient and maybe give yourself a few extra minutes. (Durham Folk, Donna has passes ready for you at this Monday’s meeting).
  3. Walk to the Discovery Garden.
  4. Have fun!
  5. Worth repeating, Have Fun!
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2014 Bee School

Registration is now open for the 2014 Bee School! Visit the school page for more information.

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Bee School Field Day

We had a great bee school this year with over 70 students in attendance. The final meeting was a field day where the students got to put into practice everything they learned in class.

Field Day kick off by Lewis Cauble

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Field Day Hive Inspection

Fred and Toni were our gracious hosts again this year for the club’s annual hive inspection field day. We had a great turnout, the weather was beautiful, the bees cooperated and the food and company were great. Here are some photos from the day.

Everyone heading down to the apiary

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OCBA Staffs a Booth at the Festival for the Eno

Over July 4th, 7th and 8th, we staffed a booth at the Festival for the Eno. This year festival organizers created an entire section just for bee related info. It was great to have our own little area surrounded by people who are just as passionate about honey bees as we are. The visibility for the club is wonderful and we were able to tell many interested people about our one day and 10 week classes coming up this fall and winter.

A big thanks to Watty for organizing everything and a thousand thank you’s to the more than 20 volunteers who helped out with the booth and braved the triple digit temperatures. Special thanks to Logan for bringing his observation hive with a frame of his own bees for demonstration. Thanks also to Lewis for setting up the Bee Gazebo and providing a nuc of the most mellow bees and a gorgeous queen. She seemed very happy to be on display. Visitors to the gazebo got to see her laying eggs as well as witness new bees emerging from their cells. The Oooo’s and Ahhh’s rivaled those heard at a fireworks display, quite apropos for a 4th of July celebration.

Here are some pics from the event.

OCBA Booth at the Festival for the Eno

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