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OCBA Installs packages Demo Hives at Blackwood Farm Park

Blackwood Farms Package Install

Blackwood Farms Package Install
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Cynthia Woodsong and Cedric Pearce get assistance from Keith Barnhart loading truck.

On April 1st, Cynthia Speed, Cynthia Woodsong and Cedric Pearce met at Blackwood Farm Park to install packages in OCBA’s Demonstration Hives. At Blackwood, OCBA willl manage two traditional Langstroth hives and two Top Bar hives. The volunteers sharing the responsibility for managing the Langstroth hves are Cedric Pearce and Cynthia Woodsong. Mary Leonhardi and Cynthia Speed will co-manage the Top Bar hives. The bees for all of the hives were donated by David Bailey of Bailey Bee Supply. OCBA is grateful for the volunteer assistance of our members who manage our demonstration hives and for the generosity of Bailey Bee Supply.

Blackwood Farm Park is located near the intersection of NC 86 and New Hope Church Road. It is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday. OCBA members are encouraged to visit the park and the hives.

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OCBA Demo Hives at Blackwood Farm Park

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Walter and Cathy Starks heading to the hives at Blackwood Farm

On January 30 several OCBA members met with Keith Barnhardt, Park Manager at Blackwood Farm Park, to prepare for the installation of OCBA’s demonstration hives later this spring. As part of OCBA’s community outreach efforts, the club will maintain two traditional Langstroth hives and two Top Bar hives at the park. The hives will provide a focal point to share information with park visitors about bees and beekeeping. OCBA will also make use of the hives to educate school groups and interested community groups about the plight of honeybees and other pollinators.

The Langstroth hives will be maintained by Cedric Pearce and Cynthia Woodsong. The Top Bar hives will be maintained by Mary Leonardi and Cynthia Speed. Blackwood Farm Park is located near the intersection of Highway 86 and New Hope Church Road.

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January 2015 Meeting Cancelled

The speaker scheduled for the January meeting has cancelled. Unable to secure a back up speaker, we have decided to cancel the meeting for January 8th.

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Introduction to Beekeeping Class

OCBA’s Introduction to Beekeeping Class will be held November 8th from 0900 until noon at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Hillsborough. Registration will begin at 0830 that morning. Spread the word!

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Voting New Officers in November

According to our by-laws, we need to vote for our new officers at our November Meeting. We need to elect a President, a Vice-President and a new Director.

Following are the descriptions for President and Vice-President.  Remember this club is run solely by member’s volunteering.

SECTION 1:  PRESIDENT:  The President shall preside at all meetings of the Chapter using regular
parliamentary usage and Robert’s Rules of Order.  This officer shall appoint such special committees as
is deemed necessary, fill vacancies on any office, and perform such other duties as the Chapter may
direct.  The President will be authorized to make deposits and disburse all monies, should the Treasurer
be unable to perform those duties.  The President shall be an active member of the NCSBA.
SECTION 2:  VICE-PRESIDENT:  It shall be the duty of the Vice President to perform those duties of
the President in his or her absence, or upon the President’s request.  If the Vice President is unable to
perform this duty in the absence of the President, then the Vice President may appoint any member to
act in his or her stead.
The Vice-President, with the assistance of the Directors will make the necessary arrangement for
programs and secure speakers for same.  When directed by the Chapter, he/she will secure a meeting
place and make necessary arrangements for the regular meetings.
The Vice President shall be an active member of the NCSBA.

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