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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


Membership Renewal Don’t forget to pay your annual dues! Membership expires on December 31st, regardless of when it was paid. (This also applies to NCSBA membership.) You can pay online or mail in a check along with the ACB and/or NCSBA membership form(s) to: Alamance County Beekeepers PO Box 512 Snow Camp, NC 27349 Honey Extractor & OA Vaporizer The …