Swarm Season

The days are warming up and the spring swarm season is upon us. If you see a swarm don’t be alarmed, for the bees are in their most docile state. Please contact a beekeeper to collect the swarm and give them a good home.

If you see a swarm in Durham County you can call the two numbers below and they will contact the closest beekeeper to collect the swarm. You can also post a message on our listserv which will alert club members DCBAgooglegroup

Matthew Y. 919-627-3405

Donna D.   919-451-9552

January meeting moved to The Carrack 1/20/2014

Because of the holiday, Duke Garden will be closed.  The Carrack Modern Art Gallery on Parish St has agreed to allow us to meet there instead.

Monday, January 20th, 6:30pm
111 W Parrish St, Durham, NC 27701
The gallery is above Loaf Bakery.  There is a free parking garage next to Blue Coffee Café 202 N Corcoran St, Durham, NC 27701, across from the iconic Durham Bull downtown.
This months meeting is a planning meeting.  We are going to talk about goals, brainstorm speakers to invite, finances, discuss the mentorship program, plan field days and all things bee.
Hope to see you all there, and a huge thanks to the Carrack Modern Art Gallery.

November Meeting

Carolina Bee Company, Carrack Live Hive & Encaustic Exhibit

Greetings, November is already upon us, and our last meeting of the year is less than a week away. There is a lot going on (see the bottom of the page for a brief summery).  Thank you to everyone who has helped support us through this year.  I hope to see you all the monthly meeting, Monday, 11/18, at 6:30, Sarah P Duke Gardens.
Our guest is Monica Warner, Carolina Bee Company.  Her visit last spring was one of my favorites, and left me wanting to hear more about genetics, diversity and queens.  So I couldn’t be more excited that she is coming back to talk about just that!
A live observation hive will go on display next Monday, at  the Carrack Art Gallery , for a two week installment.  The gallery is open late on Tuesday 11/19, 7-10pm, and there is an open invitation to the Durham Beekeepers.  It could be a great opportunity to socialize outside the usual structure of monthly meetings, and hopefully will tie the year up nicely.
On a similar note, I will be giving a talk about the observation hive and about Urban Beekeeping on Wednesday, 11/20, 7-10pm.  The talk will likely take place at 8:30pm.  Also, and I’m so happy about this, Honey Girl Meadery will be present with samples of her tasty mead.


  • 11/18:  6:30pm, Sarah P Duke Gardens Monthly Meeting,  Monica Warner, Queen Talk.
  • 11/19:  7-10pm, Carrack Art Gallery, Open invitation to Durham Beekeepers and unveiling of an observation hive.
  • 11/20: 7-10pm, Carrack Art Gallery, Urban Beekeeping Talk, Matthew Yearout

Here is the link to the FaceBook invite to Libby Lynn’s Carrack encaustic art show: https://www.facebook.com/events/225934847570008/