2011 NCSBA Summer Meeting

July 7-9, 2011
NCSBA Summer Meeting

Hosted by
Alamance County Beekeepers
Elon University in Elon, NC
Attendance: 520

Speakers included:

  • Dr. Richard Fell, Department of Entomology – Virginia Tech
  • Maryann Frazier, Penn State University
  • Ed Levi, Arkansas State Apiary Inspector
  • Dr. David Tarpy, Department of Entomology and NC State
  • Buddy Marterre, NC and EAS Master Beekeeper
  • Don Hopkins, NC State Apiary inspector
  • Brenna Traver, Virginia Tech

Workshops included:

  • Hive Evaluation and Colony strength to Queen Quality
  • Incorporating IPM Beekeeping
  • Microscope training for Nosema Detection
  • Heavenly Honey Culinary Creations
  • The Mighty Nuc
  • Designing your own Honey House
  • Pesticides Fact or Fiction
  • MBP Exams
  • In The Apiary
  • Microscope Selection and Use
  • Hive Tracks Software
  • Honey Plants and Feeding your Bees
  • Q & A for Beginning Beekeepers

Special Events:

  • Banquet on Friday night
  • Door Prizes each day
  • Silent Auction — Bring donations of beekeeping items or other useful things to auction. Proceeds go to the Apiculture Science Fund at NCSU Entomology/Beekeeping
  • New this year: Honey Exchange — Trade your Sweet Delight for someone else’s Pride and Joy. Here’s how:
    • Bring one, two or even three 1-pound containers of your honey (labeled according to the membership-approved honey standard) and present them at the Honey Exchange table near the Registration Desk. You can bring extracted, comb or creamed honey, so long as it’s in a 1-pound jar and you are willing to trade it for someone else’s pride and joy.
    • Upon drop off, you will be given one ticket for each jar presented. The Honey Exchange jars will be on display all day Friday, July 8th.
    • At the morning break, on Saturday, bring your tickets to the Honey Exchange Table and redeem them for a different jar of honey (1 jar per ticket – first come, first served).
  • Honey Contest
  • Cooking with Honey Contest
  • Vendor displays and sale