June 14 Meeting at the Wake County Commons Building

Join us on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. at the Wake County Commons Building, 4011 Carya Drive, for our monthly club meeting.  The gathering begins at 7:00 and meeting begins 7:30 p.m.  Club Past President Danny Jaynes will speak on preparing honey for the State Fair.  Some old beekeeping equipment will be available for raffle.

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May 10 Meeting at the Wake County Commons Building

Join us on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. at the Wake County Commons Building,  4011 Carya Drive for our monthly club meeting.  The gathering begins at 7:00 and meeting starting 7:30 pm.  Club Vice President Ben Crawley will speak about swarms.

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April 12 Meeting at Wake County Commons Building

Join us on Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. as we return to the Wake County Commons Building at 4011 Carya Drive for our monthly club meeting. Dr. Danesha Seth Carley, Director of Southern IPM Center and Assistant Professor of Horticultural Science at NCSU will discuss bee friendly plants for your yard.

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March 8 Meeting at Rural Center

Rick Coor, North Carolina State Beekeeping Association President, will speak to the WCBA on the topic of queen rearing.  Please plan to attend the March 8, 2016 meeting at the Rural Center, 4021 Carya Drive, Raleigh NC 27610.  You will not want to miss this meeting.  Gathering begins at 7 pm and the meeting starts at 7:30.

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2016 Spring Beginner Beekeeping Workshop March 5, 2016

Note: On 2-20-16, this class is full.  Registration is closed.  Thank you!

The WCBA workshop for beginning beekeepers will be held Saturday, March 5, 2016 at the Raleigh Police Club, 3500 Leonard Road, Knightdale, NC 27545.  Classroom instruction from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., followed by administration of the written portion of the Certified level test of the NCSBA Master Beekeeper Program.  Saturday, March 19, meet at the beehives behind the cotton field at Historic Oakview Park, Carya Drive, Raleigh for the hands-on instruction and administration of the practical segment of the Certified test.  The workshop fee is $50, which includes the book First Lessons in Beekeeping, one year memberships to both the WCBA and NCSBA, and lunch on Saturday.  For members of the WCBA and NCSBA, the fee is $25.  If you already have the book, the fee is $15. Click below for the registration form.  The link to the class agenda is given below.

If a member wants to take the Certified written test on March 5, please e-mail the secretary or treasurer.  There is no charge to take the test.  The practical test will also be administered each 3rd Sunday of April, May, June, July, August, and September at 1:00 p.m.

Bee School 2016 Agenda

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February 9 Meeting at the Raleigh Police Club

Dr. B Townes of Wilkesboro will discuss “Honey Bees, Netar, Polin & Plants” at our monthly club meeting.  Join us for the gathering at 7:00 at the Raleigh Police Club, 3500 Leonard Road, Knightdale NC 27545.  The meeting begins at 7:30.

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Membership – renewal and new members

Open enrollment for membership with the WCBA is through March 2016.  Treasurer Dawn Childers will explain the process at the January meeting.  Click below for the membership form.  Dues may be paid at the January meeting, or by mail to Dawn Childers, 10737 Dunhill Terrace, Raleigh NC 27615

2016 WCBA-NCSBA membership form   FINAL_NCSBA_Appl__11-22-15

To join/renew directly with the NC State Beekeeping Association https://www.ncbeekeepers.org/join-or-renew-your-membership-to-the-ncsba

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January 12, 2016 Club Meeting: Location NC Rural Center

Join us at the NC Rural Development Center at 4021 Carya Drive in Raleigh on Tuesday, January 12 for our first 2016 monthly meeting, gathering at 7:00, meeting starting at 7:30 pm.  Charles Heatherly, Danny Jaynes, and James Knox will discuss beekeeping and answer questions.  A Bee School, possibly in February is being planned.

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December 8, 2015 Club Meeting: Pot Luck

Join us at 6:30 pm at the Wake County Commons Building, 4011 Carya Drive, Raleigh NC, for our annual holiday dinner.  As a special treat, Ricky is cooking BBQ Chicken for the club.  Please bring a side dish or dessert to share.

If you have anything that belongs to the club, please bring it to the meeting for inventory.

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November Club Meeting: Honey Tasting Contest

Join us on Tuesday, November 11, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. as we return to the Wake County Commons Building at 4011 Carya Drive for our monthly club meeting.  This meeting will feature a club honey tasting and contest!  If you would like to contribute a honey sample to the contest, please bring an unlabeled 16-ounce jar of preferably single-source honey. Attendees will have to guess the flower source and location for each sample, with prizes awarded to those who make the most correct identifications.  Additional details are included in the contest description posted below:

Honey-Tasting

While the contest will include only 10 samples, we encourage everyone to bring their own or other interesting honeys to sample – there will be an opportunity to sample these as well.

As always, our meetings are free and open to the public at large!

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