2008 NCSBA Summer Meeting

July 10-12, 2008
NCSBA Summer Meeting
Southern Pines-Pinehurst-Aberdeen area
of Moore County, NC
The Home of American Golf®

Hosted by
Moore County Beekeepers and Richmond County Beekeepers
Chiming Campus Clock in the courtyard

Sandhills Community College
Horticultural Gardens entrance
3395 Airport Road
Pinehurst, NC 28374

Meeting Topics included:

  • CCD & Pesticides
  • Beekeeping, Honey and America
  • Healing with Honey
  • Breeding Better Bees
  • Propolis & Nest Disease Resistance
  • Research Updates
  • Zoo Exhibit Update
  • North Carolina Update
  • Ask the experts

Speakers included:

  • Bob Danka
  • Maryann Frazier
  • Virginia Webb
  • Jennifer Berry
  • Kirsten Traynor
  • Mike Simone
  • Ellen Greer
  • Steve Troxler
  • Don Hopkins
  • David Tarpy

Workshops included:

  • Cooking With Honey
  • Forage Plants in NC
  • Healing With Honey
  • Beginning Beekeeping
  • Removing Bees from Structures
  • Organic Queen Rearing
  • Pesticide training
  • Deciphering the Dance Language
  • Russian Bee Breeders
  • Marketing/Branding Honey
  • Photographing Bees
  • In the Apiary
  • Gardens Tour

Special Events

  • Cooking With Honey Contest
  • Honey Competition
  • Silent Auction
  • Vendor exhibitsDr. Robert Danks
  • Plenary Address — Breeding Better Bees: Musings on the State of the Art, by guest speaker Bob Danka, USDA Honey Bee Breeding, Genetics & Physiology Lab, Baton Rouge, LA. Bob is a Research Entomologist who has studied Africanized bee behavior and abatement technology, and genetic resistance of honey bees to tracheal mites. His current research focuses on the genetic basis of pollination related foraging behavior of experimental and commercial bee stocks.
  • Banquet
  • ***Door Prizes***

Area Attractions

  • Sandhills Horticultural Gardens — Located at the meeting site, the gardens provide a unique opportunity for your free time enjoyment and enrichment. Open to the public from dawn to sunset.
  • Sir Walter Garden
  • Town Creek Indian Mound

Weather for Southern Pines, NC
July 10-12 Temperatures:
Average High=89°F; Actual= 91°F
Average Low=69°F; Actual= 68°F