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March 9, 2017 Membership Meeting

 

Brood missing along foundation wires

Brood missing along foundation wires

On Thursday, March 9th, OCBA will be joined by Dr. Kaira Wagoner, a post-doctoral fellow with Dr. Olav Rueppell’s lab at UNC-Greensboro. Kaira will discuss the negative effects of using steel foundation wire. She will also talk about her recent discovery of a chemical associated with hygienic behavior, which is the ability of nurse bees to detect, open, and clean cells containing varroa-infected pupae.

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February 9, 2017 Membership Meeting

Honey Bee Swarm - Mecklenburg County
Honey Bee Swarm – Mecklenburg County

Lewis Cauble, past president of OCBA and now a Bee Inspector for the NC Department of Agriculture’s mountain region, will return to Orange County Beekeepers to help us plan for spring events in the apiary. He will discuss spring build up, swarm mitigation and colony splits. Spring is a time to anticipate swarms and to attempt to adjust hive space and environmental conditions to keep our bees healthy, productive and at home. Lewis will provide guidance to help us accomplish those goals.

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January 12, 2017 Membership Meeting

Oriental Poppy (Papaver somniferum)We will be joined by Hannah Levenson. Hannah is doing research with Dr. David Tarpy’s apiculture lab at NCSU. Her research focuses on the foraging preferences of native bees. This research is relevant to beekeepers because it helps beekeepers identify important pollen and nectar sources that attract and nourish our honey bees.

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December 2016 Holiday Party

The Orange County Beekeepers Association will be having our December social event on Thursday, December 8th, starting at 7:00 pm at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Hillsborough. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to bring a heavy hors d’oeuvres. Water and wine will be provided by the club. If you prefer some other refreshment please bring it as well.

I think it’ll be a lot of fun for everyone.
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November 2016 Meeting

The Orange County Beekeepers Association will meet on Thursday, November 10th at 7:00 pm at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Hillsborough. This months speaker will be Robert Gotwals from the North Carolina School of Science and Math in Durham. His presentation will be on Honeybee Genetics. We will also be electing new officers for 2017. I would encourage everyone to come.

As usual, we will also be getting together at Vinny’s Grill for dinner around 5. Everyone is welcome there as well.
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