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.
- 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.