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The 2012 Bee School is off to a great start

We have over 40 students this year from all over, representing 5 different counties, including 1 from out of state. Thanks to all who’ve joined us this year! Here are some pictures from the first few weeks of class.

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November Guest Speaker

Entomologist, Dick Rogers was the guest speaker for our November meeting. Dick has 35+ years experience in apiculture and the bulk of his research is focused on conducting bee health investigations. He is currently with Bayer CropScience in Research Triangle … Continue reading

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Learning to Make Mead

Mead makers and owners of Starrlight Mead, Becky and Ben Starr visited our club in October to share with us how to make mead (honey wine). Ben and Becky have been making mead for over 7 years and what started … Continue reading

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Guest Speaker Dr. Juliana Rangel

Dr. Juliana Rangel of NCSU spoke at the PCBA September meeting. Dr Rangel gave a presentation on the relationship between honey bee health and pollination in Agro-ecosystems. Some of the topics she discussed were. Importance of honey bees as pollinators, value … Continue reading

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Guest Speaker David Langham Gives Wax Demo

Our guest speaker, David Langham demonstrated for the group how to make various types of wax products, candles, ornaments, lights, etc. The equipment and gear he brought illustrated the process from beginning to end. He started by discussing the three … Continue reading

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How and Why Bees Use Propolis

March meeting guest speaker Dr. Mike Simone-Finstrom discusses his research on how and why bee use propolis. Continue reading

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Bee School Final Field Day

The final event for the PCBA 2011 Bee School was a field day full of demonstrations, great food, prizes and the opportunity for those who wanted to, to take the practical exam towards certification. Of the 14 students that elected … Continue reading

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Bee School Exam

2011 Bee School participants taking the exam. We had 48 students in the class this year. Of the 19 that elected to take the written exam 94.7% passed. Way to go, one step closer to being certified. Up next, the … Continue reading

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Bee School Equipment Field Day

We had our first field day covering the different types of equipment a beekeeper may use. A special thanks goes out to Lewis Cauble for hosting the workshop.

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Great turnout for the 2011 Bee School

The 2011 Bee School is turning out to be a great success. Over 40 people are attending, many of whom are getting involved with bees for the first time.

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