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.

Important Announcement

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.

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