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“Bees at the Brink”

The following links lead to an extremely well written 4-part Star Tribune documentary that includes amazing images and imbedded videos posted on Star Tribune website. Enjoy! Nature’s Dying Migrant Worker (Part 1) Battle for Our Hearts and Minds (Part 2) Fields of Green: A Desert for Bees (Part 3) A Scientist’s Aim: Save the Bees (Part 4) Also, for a …

Neonics Back in the News

This PBS NewsHour report by NPR correspondent Allison Aubrey aired on November 24, 2015. The accompanying NPR article is also interesting. Additionally, on November 4, 2015, Bee Culture reported on Native Bees Foraging in Fields are Exposed to Neonicotinoid Insecticides

Heritage Day at Gibsonville Elementary School

Our club was invited to talk for about 15 minutes about honey bee anatomy; general beekeeping tools and equipment; and the importance of pollination during the newly resurrected Heritage Day Event at Gibsonville Elementary School on November 13, 2015. Our team was composed of Cynthia Pierce, Tony Abbruzzi, and Linda & Geoff Leister. The morning sessions included 10 classes of …

Farm to Table 2015

If you’ve never taken the opportunity to work at the annual Farm to Table event, you should consider doing it. It’s work, but it’s fun, and you’ll learn a thing or two. But mostly, you’ll enjoy sharing your love of beekeeping with young members of our community. This annual event is offered by the Chamber’s Agri-Business Committee and provides about …

Annual Ice Cream Social

It was a perfect day for our annual Ice Cream Social hosted by Don & Shirley Moore at Breezy Acres Apiary under the shade of several large pecan trees. Don welcomed and  introduced special guests Jerry & Betty Isley from Randolph County; Nancy Rupert, Bee Inspector, South Central region; Janno Lewis from Montgomery County; Don Hopkins, Bee Inspector, North Central …

Preserving our Heritage at Cedarock Historical Farm

Thanks to our Vice President, Mike Ross, for organizing, setting up and participating in our beekeeping exhibit during FarmFest: Preserving our Heritage at the Cedarock Historical Farm on August 22. Mike was joined by Randy Stinson, Johnny Mills, Judy Ross and other members. Cory Gillespie and Charles Black helped out that afternoon and Neil Cary was there for the middle …

Foxfire Way of Beekeeping

ACB members Paul Jollay of Glencoe Honey Company and Ira Poston of Blueberry Hill Apiaries discussed beekeeping as part of the Foxfire in Cedarock Park summer series. They covered the history of beekeeping including current practices and some equipment used. An observation hive with a full frame of honey bees and a marked queen kept the questions flowing at the …

“Homegrown” in the Park

The Alamance County Farm Bureau “Homegrown” “In the Park” held at Burlington City Park on Saturday, April 11th was well attended. To celebrate Alamance County Agriculture both the Alamance County Beekeepers and the Extension Master Gardeners Volunteers had exhibits. Thanks are due to members Mike Ross, Neil Carey, Corey Gillespie, Cynthia Pierce, Linda and Geoff Leister for their participation and …