2023 Beekeeping Course

We would like to announce that starting on January 24, 2023, the Alamance County Beekeepers will begin the 32nd 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.

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 …