Homegrown in the Park & ACB Field Day

On Saturday, May 21, the Alamance County chapter of the North Carolina Farm Bureau held “Homegrown in the Park” at Hawfields Community Park in Mebane. The festival hadn’t been held since 2019 due to COVID-19, and we were happy to see its return and participate. Club members staffed a display table, which included an observation hive, and answered questions from …

Arbor Day & Honey Bees

The town of Elon’s Arbor Day Celebration was held this past Saturday, March 19th, with more than fifteen organizations participating, including Alamance County Beekeepers. Club President Ira Poston, Jeff Telander, and Jay Rimmer had the opportunity to talk honey bees with the many interested community members. The exhibit materials—bee suit, demonstration deep, an observation hive (with some of Ira’s bees), …

ACB on Amazon Smile

Did you know you can shop Amazon AND support the ACB at the same time? Simply sign-in to Amazon using their Amazon Smile portal and choose Alamance Count Beekeepers as your charity. Amazon will donate 0.5% of the cost of eligible items to the club. Now you have an excuse to buy all of those Honey Bee books and whatnot you’ve …

2022 Beekeeping Course

We would like to announce that starting on January 27, 2022, the Alamance County Beekeepers will begin the 31st consecutive year of offering a Beginning Beekeeping Course. The objective of the course is to create an interest in beekeeping and provide information needed for a person to become a keeper of honey bees, a beekeeper. No prior experience is required …

Varroa Monitoring

NC Apiary Inspector Lewis Cauble has recently posted the “results of my varroa monitoring efforts in my own bees and the interesting things I saw in my monitoring” during 2021. It’s a quick watch that’s worth your time.