2008 NCSBA Spring Meeting

March 7-8, 2008
NCSBA Spring Meeting

Hosted by
Alamance County Beekeepers
in Burlington, NC

Registered attendance: 391

Topics included:

  • Reducing Stress
  • Organic Honey Production
  • North Carolina Update
  • Managing Pheromones
  • Managing H
  • Zoo Honeybee Exhibit Designers’ Report
  • SHB Research
  • “Ask the Experts”Experts Panel

Speakers included:

  • Kim Flottum
  • Dr. John Ambrose
  • Dr. David Tarpy
  • Debbie Roos
  • Organic
  • Dr. Joe Zublena
  • Randall Austin
  • Alonzo Suazo
  • Dr. Suazo
  • Joe Flowers
  • Jack Hanel
  • Bill Sheppard

Workshops included:

  • Watering your Bees
  • Preparing Honey for Sale and Show
  • Non honey bee Stinging Insects
  • Beekeeping in Honduras
  • Photographing Bees
  • In the Apiary
  • Apiary at Ramada – Click here to see WFMY-TV news story from the meeting.

Kim Flottum

Keynote speaker Kim Flottum: From Where I Sit
Where does he sit?: “In a cluttered office,” he said. After receiving a degree in horticulture from UW Madison, Kim Flottum worked four years in the USDA Honey Bee Research Lab, studying pollination ecology. After that, he spent two years raising acres of fruits and vegetables, where bees played a large role. He brings this experience, plus nearly 20 years of writing and editing articles for beekeepers in the monthly magazine Bee Culture. He is the publisher of books on honeybee pests and diseases, marketing, queen production, beekeeping history, beginning beekeeping, and the classic industry reference, The ABC & XYZ of Bee Culture.

A special guest reappearance
by Rev. L. L. Langstroth

December 25, 1810 – October 6, 1895 Philadelphia clergyman, discovered the importance of “bee space”, invented and patented the first moveable frame beehive in 1852, considered to be the “Father of American Beekeeping”

Vendor exhibits and sales booths will provide interesting browsing and possibilities of stocking up on equipment, supplies, and books.

Silent Auction — A record $1,750 was raised! The proceeds go to the Apiculture Science Fund at NCSU to sponsor honey bee research.

***Door Prizes***
Location:  Audience
Ramada Inn Convention Center
2703 Ramada Rd.
Burlington, NC 27215

Weather for Burlington, NC during meeting:

Friday, Mar. 7, 2008 High 50°F Low 45°F Rain