If you attended our last meeting, we were treated to four different presentations. Our President, Ira Poston, initially introduced Mr. Richard French, the coach for FIRST LEGO League team of four kids from Alamance County.
The next three presentations, by 1st-year beekeepers Sally Bryan and Darrell Holt and 2nd-year beekeeper Zivon Price, were both informative and entertaining.
During the Burlington Christmas Parade on November 19th the Alamance County Beekeepers introduced “Sweet Betsy” (aka Jennifer Welsh) to the city. Our mascot’s name is from the native red flowered sweet betsy bush (Calycanthus floridus).
During the parade Sweet Betsy was transported in Randy Stinson’s float (aka BMW). Sweet Betsy made her first appearance to the public during the Farm-To-Table event on September 20th & 21st at Historic Cedarock Park. Members Ira Poston, Corey Gillespie, Mike Ross, Randy Stinson, and Charles Black also participated as some 800 fourth graders experienced ever so briefly the wonders of honey bees, beekeeping and pollination services.