2009 NCSBA Summer Meeting

July 9-11, 2009
NCSBA Summer Meeting

Hosted by
BEEKEEPERS of WILKES COUNTY
at
Wilkes Community College
Walker Center Auditorium
1328 S. Collegiate Drive
Wilkesboro, North Carolina 28697

Meeting – Natural Beekeeping in the Face of Diseases and Pests

Registered Attendance: 560+

Topics include:

  • NCDA&CS Apiary Inspection Update
  • Varroa Mites
  • Small Hive Beetle
  • Non-Chemical Control of Varroa Mites
  • Pesticide Residues in Honey Bee Hives
  • American Foulbrood
  • Naturally Grown Queens, Bees, Honey, and Wax
  • North Carolina Update
  • Ask the experts

Speakers include:

  • Mark Carroll
  • Jennifer Berry
  • Steve Pernal
  • Aristotle
  • Roger Simonds
  • Holly Wantuch
  • Buddy Marterre
  • Don Hopkins
  • David Tarpy

Workshops include:

  • Beeswax Candles and Other Wax Works
  • Bee Venom Therapy
  • Cooking with Honey
  • Using Your Own Wax for Foundation
  • Reducing Honey Bee Stress
  • Removing Bees from Structures
  • Foolproof Requeening
  • Observation Hives
  • Natural Queen Rearing
  • Beekeeper Volunteering at the NC Zoo
  • Tours of Brushy Mountain Bee Farm
  • Master Beekeeper Testing
  • Apple Orchard Tours
  • Wine Grapes Tour
  • Home Winemaking

Special Events

  • Contests
  • Cooking with Honey
  • Honey Competition (includes honey, beeswax, mead, photography)
  • Vendor Displays
  • Banquet — Friday evening at Brushy Mountain Bee Farm
  • Sold out at 300 maximum
  • Chicken and beef BBQ
  • Bluegrass entertainment.
  • Annual awards presentations
  • Congratulations to Wake County, Chapter of the Year

    Wake County Chapter of the Year 2009

    Wake County Chapter of the Year 2009

  • Wake County Members
  • All-member Business Meeting, Friday 11:00 AM
  • Election of officers
  • Proposed changes to Constitution and By-laws were approved
  • Silent Auction
  • ***Door Prizes***
  • Plenary Address — Thursday night by Steve Pernal, PhD

Registration
Registration Fees                  Individual        Family      registration desk
Advance (ended July 6):            $30              $35
At the door:                                $40              $45
Non-members additional*:        $15*             $15*
Banquet (limited seating) :        $15
* pays 2009 membership for one person

Local Weather during meeting
Actual high 86 °F (Average high temp for July 9-11: 88°F)
Actual low 62 °F (Average low temp for July 9-11 : 63°F)

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