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2021 State Fair

The NC State Fair will be held October 14-24. I know we’re all glad that the fair will be held this year. As usual, ACB will have a display table! For more information contact Sheyenne Price. There are many competitions within the Bees and Honey category–why not try your hand and submit something? You can do so individually and/or under …

Webinars and more webinars..

Trying to keep track of all the honey bee-related webinars can feel like a full-time job. So we should all thank the folks at The American Bee Journal who have added them to their Events Calendar. Check it out and enjoy!

What’s your Varroa strategy?

Have you taken a mite count lately? Check out the Honey Bee Health Coalition’s Varroa management guides and tools. They include: …and much more. The HBHC’s website is an invaluable resource! Additionally, everyone should watch (and rewatch) Oxalic Acid Application for Varroa Control: What really works, what doesn’t by Jennifer Berry from our May 2021 meeting.

OSU Bee Lab Pollinator-focused Webinars

The Ohio State University Bee Lab recently featured a series of 5 well crafted pollinator-focused presentations. This series was co-sponsored by the OSU Department of Entomology and Chadwick Arboretum and Learning Gardens with support from NIFA’s IPM Pollinator Health grant and the Manitou Fund. Jamie Strange, OSU Department of EntomologyVideo: Conserving Bumble Bees Across North America Heather Holm, Books by …

Guide to NC 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 …

Flowering in Alamance County, NC

At noon on Sunday, November 24, 2019, bees were flying and foraging on the Climbing Aster (Ampelaster carolinianus) in the apiary. This not only included honey bees, but also Bumblebees and small native bees. Honey bees were nectaring and gathering pollen. This member of the Asteraceae plant family is a native perennial vine that produces abundant pale purple to lavender flowers beginning …

2019 NC State Fair Booth Results

Thanks are due to all club members who participated by preparing and contributing entries that garnered a 1st place winning booth. Special thanks are due to Sheyenne Michelizzi, Zivon Price, and Johnny Mills for designing and assembling the booth and for coordinating the delivery and arrangement of all contributors entries. County Display Booth EntriesPlace: 1 County Display Booth (Sheyenne Michelizzi, Zivon …