2015 Spring Beginner Beekeeping Workshop March 28-29, 2015

The WCBA is pleased to announce its spring workshop for beginning beekeepers.  The workshop will be held March 28 – 29, 2015 at the Raleigh Police Club.  Saturday will feature classroom instruction from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m., followed by administration of the written portion of the Certified level test of the NCSBA Master Beekeeper

Hives at Carya Drive

The 3rd Saturday of each month, starting in March, Ben Crawley will be working the Carya Drive Hives.  Time is 11:00 am.  Anyone is welcome to come and participate or observe.  In case of rain – we will not be working the hives.

Upcoming Meeting

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

WCBA members help Wake County Sheriff with bees

WCBA members were called in to help a Wake County deputy, whose cruiser had been covered with bees.  Pictures provided by member, Steve Hildebrand. For more information and pictures, go to the story at wral.com: http://www.wral.com/news/news_briefs/story/8148337/

State Fair Volunteers Needed

The State fair is quickly approaching: October 14-24. We need volunteers to set up the Wake County display booth, work at the NCSBA honey sales stand, and work at the educational display areas. Volunteer shifts vary from a few hours to all day. Any amount of help is welcomed and needed.

NC Zoo Exhibit Volunteers Needed

The wonderful new honeybee garden exhibit at the North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro is proving to be very popular with the zoo-going public. This one-of-a-kind exhibit offers a great introduction to honeybees, beekeeping and to the role of beneficial insects in general. However, public interest and understanding is greatly enhanced by having beekeepers of any

NCSBA Summer Meeting Recap

Thanks to WCBA members Charles Heatherly and Bob Matheny for submitting pictures and comments on the NCSBA Summer Meeting in China Grove, NC. The NCSBA summer meeting featured great lectures, vendor displays, and an excellent way for beekeepers from across the state to gather and learn from one another. Two members of the WCBA were

Members, we still need Bug Fest volunteers!!!

Bug Fest is on September 11th 8:00 am – 4: 00 pm. We need volunteers for 2 time shifts options and 2 volunteer stations. Time shifts available are 8:00 am -12:00 pm and 12:00 pm-4:00 pm (Your Choice).  The volunteer stations are food and educational (Your Choice).  To volunteer contact Tim Huffman at: 919-269-6790 or timjoehuffman@aol.com.

North Carolina Governor Bev Perdue Harvests the First “Executive Honey”

From the Governor’s Press Office: On Tuesday, June 22, Gov. Bev Perdue suited up in beekeeper attire and approached a job perhaps no other North Carolina governor has tackled – pulling honeycombs from beehives with thousands of honey bees buzzing nearby. The governor assisted Danny Jaynes, vice president ofthe North Carolina Beekeepers Association and his wife

Honey Harvest at the Governor’s Mansion

Early on the morning of June 22, Danny Jaynes joined other WCBA members and Governor Bev Purdue to harvest honey from hives on the grounds of the Governor’s mansion in Raleigh. These hives are maintained by the mansion’s groundskeeper, and enjoy quite a buffet of flowering plants.  Posted here are some pictures taken by WCBA