Meetings Moved to Tuesday Jan, Feb, and March at New Location

Due to the first annual DCBA Beekeeper School- January, February and March’s meetings will be the 3rd Tuesday at the Mission Post, American Tobacco Campus.  This month’s meeting is Tuesday, 1/20/2015, 6:30pm.  Our speaker is Leigh-Kathryn Bonner of Bee Downtown, whom also helped secure the temporary space.  She will be speaking about the non profit Bee Downtown, featuring the observation hive at Burt’s Bees, roof top apiary above the Power Plant Building and many other great things sure to come!

Click here for a link to a map of the American Tobacco Campus.  Mission Post is labeled in the yellow block (Reed Building).  I recommend parking at the free north parking garage (305 West Pettigrew Street, Durham NC 27701), then walk to the iconic Lucky Strike smoke stack, which is very visible. Mission Post is directly east of the Lucky Strike smoke stack, right next to Stack Alley and Cuban Revolution, just behind the Power Plant building, (between the Lucky Strike Tower and Lucky Strike Smoke Stack).  We will hang the Durham Beekeeper banner so you will find it easier.

We will return to the Sarah P. Duke Gardens on Monday April 20, 2015

NCState Honey Bee Research Update
with Dr. David Tarpy

The September 2014 meeting of the DCBA will feature a talk with Dr. David Tarpy. Dr. Tarpy will be presenting the latest news from his lab and ongoing honey bee research projects. This presentation will be a webinar that anyone can view on the web.

The session starts Monday, September 15, 2014, 6:30pm and ends 8:30pm.
You may join the session up to 30 minutes early.
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July Club News

  • 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.