June 12 Monthly Meeting and June 24 “Hands on in the Hive”

Join us at the Wake County Commons Building, upper level conference room, for our monthly meeting, which includes a Honey Extraction demonstration. The gathering begins at 7:00 pm and the meeting starts at 7:30 pm.

The next “Hands on in the Hive” is Sunday, June 24 (the week after Father’s Day) at the Historic Oak View Park, starting at 1:00 pm. Come to learn how to inspect a beehive. The written and practical tests for NCSBA Certification will be offered.

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May 27 Hands on in the Hive

The gathering scheduled for May 20 is postponed to May 27. Join us on May 27 for “Hands on in the Hive” with Ben Crawley at 1:00 pm .  Learn the practical side of beekeeping at the beehives located near the demonstration cotton field beginning 1:00 pm at the Historic Oak View Park.  All are welcome to attend.  Bring your veil and dress to handle bees.  The practical portion of the Certified Beekeeper test will be offered.  Additionally, the written practical test will be offered upon request.

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May 8 meeting in Apex

May 8 Meeting

Join WCBA on Tuesday, May 8 in Apex for a meeting with more than 10 guest speakers for our “Break-Out” style meeting.  Program Director Justin Wahrenburg has arranged an interactive Q&A session from a wide array of Beekeepers from all backgrounds and schools of thought.  The meeting will be held at the The Oaks at Salem, 6304 Old Jenks Road, Apex NC 27523.   http://theoaksatsalem.com  Parking will be in the grass near the tree line, so follow instructions.  The gathering begins at 7:00 and the meeting starts at 7:30 pm.  Refreshments will be served.  The t-shirt design will be chosen and orders for t-shirts will be taken.

May 20

The next “Hands on in the Hive” with Ben Crawley is Sunday, May 20 at 1:00 pm .  All are welcome to attend.  It is held each 3rd Sunday beginning 1:00 pm at the Historic Oak View Park.  Anyone who needs practical instruction and/or needs to take the practical portion of the Certified Beekeeper test is encouraged to attend. Additionally, the written practical test will be offered.

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April 15 Hands on in the Hive

As part of our educational outreach, Vice President Ben Crawley will lead our monthly “Hands on in the Hive” each 3rd Sunday beginning 1:00 pm at the Historic Oak View Park.  Anyone who needs practical instruction and/or needs to take the practical portion of the Certified Beekeeper test is encouraged to attend. The first session is Sunday, April 15.  You may park in the lot near the visitor’s center, or in the large lot near the Commons Building and walk to the park.  Look for the hives near the demonstration cotton field.  If you need more directions, please call Susan Benton at 919-961-5600

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April 10 meeting at Greystone Baptist Church

Join us on April 10 as speaker Dana Stahlman teaches us anyone can raise a queen.  How and why!  The meeting location is Greystone Baptist Church, 7509 Lead Mine Road, Raleigh NC 27615, in the fellowship hall.  (This is the same location where we held the beginner beekeeping school in February).  The gathering begins at 7:00 pm and the meeting starts at 7:30 pm.  Data is a retired commercial beekeeper.  He sold package bees, raised queens, and produced honey in Ohio, Indiana, and Georgia.  He is an EAS Master Beekeeper and mentor, now a member of our club since moving to North Carolina.

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March 18 Hands on in the Hive

This event is postponed until April 15 because the weather forecast for March 18 is too cold to open the hive for the inspection.

Join us on each month on the 3rd Sunday at 1:00 pm at the club’s hives in Historic Oak View park as we learn to inspect the hives.  The instruction and the practical test for the Certified Beekeeper will be offered.  Wear a veil and dress to examine a beehive.  All are welcome.

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March 13 Monthly Meeting

The Wake County Beekeepers Association (WCBA) will meet on Tuesday, March 13 at the Wake County Commons Building, lower level conference room.  The gathering begins at 7:00 and the meeting starts at 7:30 pm.  The address is 4011 Carya Drive, Raleigh NC 27610.  The entrance to the lower level conference room is on the right side of the building near the back.  Our topic this month is Beekeeping Basics.  All new and experienced beekeepers are encouraged to attend. Visitors welcome.

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February 17 Beginner Beekeeping School

Below is the agenda for Saturday’s Beginning Beekeeper School being held at Greystone Baptist Church, 7509 Lead Mine Road, Raleigh NC 27615.

Bee School 2018 Agenda

After the class, you may choose to take the NCSBA Certified Beekeeper written test.  To become a Certified Beekeeper, you must be a member of the NC State Beekeepers Association (NCSBA), pass a written test, pass a practical test, and have kept bees for at least 4 months.  The practical instruction and testing will be offered monthly between March and September, weather permitting, on the 3rd Sunday at 1:00 pm.  The NCSBA has a study guide for the certified test on their website at http://www.ncbeekeepers.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Certified-Study-Guide.pdf  Additionally, you may see questions from the exam and a game on the home page of the ncbeekeepers website if you scroll down to the bottom and click on the link.

 

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Feb 13 Monthly Meeting

The Wake County Beekeepers Association (WCBA) will meet on Tuesday, February 13 at the Wake County Commons Building, lower level conference room.  The gathering begins at 7:00 and the meeting starts at 7:30 pm.  The address is 4011 Carya Drive, Raleigh NC 27610.  The entrance to the lower level conference room is on the right side of the building near the back.  Club Board Member Ricky Barbour will speak on “Making Meade”.

The location for the February 17 Beginner Beekeeping Class was changed to Greystone Baptist Church, 7509 Lead Mine Road, Raleigh NC 27615.  More seats for the class are available. Students who mailed in the registration form and payment have been notified by e-mail regarding the class.  Treasurer Dawn Childers is now keeping a waiting list.  If you want to be on the waiting list, please contact

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January 9 Monthly Meeting

Join the WCBA in the lower level conference room of the Wake County Commons Building for the first 2018 meeting.  Pollinator Garden is tonight’s topic.  Also we will form committees for 2018, including the Swarm List, Mentors, Bug Fest, State Fair, etc.  Join or renew your club membership for $10 using this form 2018+WCBA-NCSBA+membership+form

The entrance to the lower level conference room is on the right side of the Commons Building toward the back.  You may want to park in the parking lot near the NC Rural Center.  The gathering begins at 7 pm and the meeting starts at 7:30 pm.  4011 Carya Drive, Raleigh NC 27610.  Visitors welcome!

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