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Natural Beekeeping in the Face of Diseases and Pests

NCSBA Summer Meeting
July 9-11, 2009 at Wilkesboro, NC

Hosted by BEEKEEPERS of WILKES COUNTY
at

Campus view Wilkes Community College
1328 S. Collegiate Drive
Wilkesboro, North Carolina 28697
Walker Center Auditorium

Meeting

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 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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