NC State Guide to Native Bees

Here is a “honey” of a bee book that can be a guide to the identification of some of the more than 500 “other” North Carolina bee species visiting the flowers in pollination gardens or flower beds. The guide is available as a free PDF. (Paperback copies are also available for $14.) It’s published by UNC Press for NC State …

Honey Bee Nutrition guide

The Honey Bee Health Coalition has published an updated version of Honey Bee Nutrition: A Review and Guide to Supplemental Feeding. This short guide is jam-packed with useful information and worth your time.

Tobacco Road Honey Classic

The OCBA (Orange County Beekeepers) is collaborating with the DCBA (Durham County Beekeepers) to hold an ‘official’ honey competition on Saturday, September 30, at the Durham County Ag Center at 721 Foster Street Durham.  This venue is right downtown near the Durham Farmers Market, restaurants, and parks and it also has free parking.  The name of the show is the Tobacco Road …

Check Your Mite Loads

The Honey Bee Health Coalition (HBHC) has a new blog post highlighting Dr. Katie Lee’s research on spring mite loads as well as a timely reminder to monitor your colonies. Worth a read! Also worth your time, HBHC’s Tools for Varroa Management Guide.

Burlington Christmas Parade

Once again, the Alamance County Beekeepers were represented at Burlington’s annual Christmas parade, held this past Saturday, November 19. Ira Poston and Mike Ross and family were among the members parading with their veils and smokers.

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 …