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
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.