June 11, 2019 Meeting

Join us at the Wake County Commons Building (4011 Carya Drive, Raleigh NC 27610) on Tuesday, June 11, for our monthly meeting.

6:30 pm – Beginner Workshop: Honey Extraction All new beekeepers are invited to this informative pre-meeting workshop.

7:30 pm – WCBA Meeting

This month features speaker Dr. Danesha Carley of North Carolina State University speaking on garden design and planting to support bees and bee health.

Dr. Danesha Seth Carley grew up on a small organic farm in West Virginia. As a child growing up in a home with no television, she spent much of her time outdoors. Her MS in Entomology and Plant Pathology comes from the University of TN, Knoxville, and her PhD in both Plant Pathology and Crop Science, as well as her postdoctoral Fellowship, was at NC State, in Raleigh, NC.

Dr. Carley is now an Associate Professor in the Department of Horticultural Science at NC State. As an Urban Ecosystem Ecologist, her area of expertise is sustainable managed urban landscapes. Recent research programs include pollen quality in commonly planted wild-flowers, pollinator ecology along roadsides in NC, and native plant conservation and pollinator habitat establishment at historic Pinehurst No. 2 and No. 4 Golf Courses. In addition to grant writing, and research, Dr. Carley frequently lectures at Bee Keeper Association meetings, Master Gardener meetings, and other events where community members are interested in learning more about pollinator habitat conservation and protection.