Our next meeting will be February 12th at 4011 Carya Drive, Raleigh NC 27610. Open networking and snacks starting at 7:00 pm, meeting begins promptly at 7:30 pm and ends at 9:00 pm. Our feature speaker will be State Bee Inspector, Nancy Ruppert. Nancy will be discussing Bee Nutrition:
7:00pm – Mix and Mingle with the Masters & Mentors (4M)
Come early to have the opportunity to talk, discuss and ask questions with the club’s Masters Beekeepers and Mentors
Snacks this month provided by the Underhills
- Hot Mulled Cider and Healthy Snacks
Nancy Ruppert: State Apiary Inspector
Topic: Honey Bee Nutrition
Nancy has been an apiary inspector for the NC Dept. of Agriculture & Consumer Services since August of 2010, covering 19 counties in south-central/southeastern North Carolina. She has been active in beekeeping for 13 years where she lives in Montgomery County. Nancy has been a registered nurse since the 1980’s, and worked almost 20 years as a family nurse practitioner before changing to a less stressful occupation. Her particular apiary interests include hive pests and diseases, honey bee nutrition, and reducing honey bee stress.
CD with be available for purchase $5.00 each – that will have EVERYTHING & more that Nancy discusses. This is an invaluable resource that includes links, the outline she will be using, Power Point Presentation, the Honey Bee Nutrition book: Fat Bees Skinny Bees, You Tube demos on making Fondant, Best Plants for Pollinators and more. A must have for your library. We are offering this resource so you can absorb and enjoy Nancy and her presentation without having to frantically take notes! See Kim Underhill – Program Director to purchase.