Author Archives: Inge Kautzmann

Bee School Equipment Building Demo

We had a great turn out for the equipment demo. We were able to hold the event again this year at the Hurdle Mills Volunteer Fire Department. Many thanks for their hospitality! The class built a ten-frame hive from scratch. … Continue reading

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Honey Bee Health Coalition

Caydee Savinelli of Syngenta spoke at PCBA I like bugs and want to keep most of them. We (she and husband) are the kind of people that move turtles out of roads. Syngenta’s business is agriculture. We need to find … Continue reading

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Dr. Mike Simone-Finstrom of NCSU Addresses Club

Dr. Mike Simone-Finstrom met with Person County Beekeepers to share his latest research.The beekeeping industry has reported that winter colony losses of about 15 percent annually are sustainable, though beekeepers expect that percentage to rise slightly if the winter is … Continue reading

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Annual Club Honey Extraction

We had two club members extract honey from their own bees for the first time! Congrats to Tom Savage and Janet Marron. Our honey extraction workshop started out with a great pot luck. We had between 80 to 90 frames … Continue reading

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Equipment Building Demo

We had a great turn out at the bee school equipment building demo. We held the event this year at the Hurdle Mills Volunteer Fire Department. What a great venue and many thanks for your hospitality! We spent the morning … Continue reading

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2014 Bee School in Full Swing

We’ve had another great start to our bee school. This year we welcomed 43 students!

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Honey Fundraiser Success

Person County Beekeepers sure do make pretty honey! For three months club members have been selling raffle tickets for one lucky winner to receive 12 jars of honey from 6 different beekeepers in Person County. This is the first time … Continue reading

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Honey Bee Nutrition

State Apiary Inspector, Nancy Ruppert spoke at our monthly meeting about bee nutrition. The following details from her talk were submitted by Secretary Lynn Wilson. For kids and bees, nutrition is critical. Beekeeping is more challenging than ever. Why settle … Continue reading

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PCBA Named Chapter Of The Year!

The Person County Beekeepers Association is honored to have been named Chapter Of The Year by the North Carolina Beekeepers Association. Each year the NCSBA Golden Achievement Program recognizes chapters that have made significant accomplishments in support of North Carolina … Continue reading

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PCBA Bee School Was a Great Success

We ended our 10 week bee school course with a hands-on field day in an apiary. We conducted demos and everyone got the opportunity to inspect a hive and handle frames of bees. Here are some photos from the day. … Continue reading

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