Events

While we love talking about honey bees, we like to have fun, too. In addition to our monthly club meetings, there are opportunities for casual socials throughout the year, as well as our annual holiday party, where we try to outdo one another with honey-based recipes.

Monthly Meetings

The OCBA meets the second Thursday of every month from 7:00 pm to about 9:00 pm. In keeping with our spirit of continued learning, each meeting features a guest presenter who speaks on timely and educational beekeeping topics. We reserve the final 15 to 20 minutes of each meeting for club business.

Meeting Minutes are available here.

These meetings are offered in person and on Zoom.

Meeting location:
Orange County Cooperative Extension Office
1020 US-70 West, Suite 130
Hillsborough, NC (map)

Pre-Meeting Socials

Prior to the monthly meeting starting at 7:00, please join us at the Orange County Cooperative Extension Office (map) for a pot-luck social at 6:00 pm and a “hive chat” guided discussion about what’s currently happening in our hives starting at 6:30. It’s a great chance to catch up with friends and talk about honey bees. Everyone is welcome.

Volunteer Opportunities

Our club runs on lots of volunteer hours. We encourage you to play a role in raising awareness about honey bees and beekeeping by volunteering for an upcoming event or project. It will be a great way to have some fun and get to know your fellow beekeepers. Check our calendar below for an opportunity that interests you.

Club Calendar

Check out the OCBA calendar for important dates, including meetings, socials, conferences, volunteer activities, certification exam dates etc.

June 2024

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
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  • Bee Jamboree!
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  • Pick up mail for Janet
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  • Hive Chat - informal discussion about what's happening in our hives
  • Monthly Meeting
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  • OCBA Volunteer Opportunity at Sunshine Lavender Farm
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  • Journal Discussion Group
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