- We now have a club honey extractor thanks to the generous donation of David Fruchtenicht of Fruchtenicht Honey. We are writing a policy on borrowing the extractor to be approved by the club.
- The Museum of Life and Science is looking for volunteers to table on September 18th for their “Science of Beer” after hours event.
- DCBA is considering another visit to the Durham Farmer’s Market in September 9am-12pm. We will bring an observation hive and members can volunteer on the listserv as the date gets closer.
- Various field days and events will be held throughout the season. Check the listserv for dates as they pop up.
May’s meeting has been moved to Tuesday May 6th with guest speaker Nancy Ruppert on Bee Nutrition. We will be at the Sarah P. Duke Gardens, and we will not have our regularly scheduled meeting the 3rd week of May.
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
DCBA will set up a table and observation hive at the Durham Farmer’s Market on Saturday April 19th at 9am. This will be our third visit to the Market and the event has been very educational and fun for all those involved. Club members can sign up to assist and answer questions on our listserv here DCBAgooglegroup.
Here’s a photo from our last visit.
Sourwood Brewing (a Durham County Beekeepers member) is offering a mead workshop Sunday, March 9th 12pm at Bull City Homebrew. This workshop costs only $5 and 1lb of local honey, you will receive a six pack of the product when it is ready to bottle. Register for your spot via this link. http://www.bullcityhomebrew.com/meadschool.aspx