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 …

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), …

Reading a Hive

Take the time to watch this talk on “Reading a Hive” by Dr. Kirsten Traynor, given at the 2021 National Honey Show. Thanks to Geoff Leister for bringing this informative lecture to our attention.

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 …