Hello, Buncombe County Beekeepers! We hope that you and “your girls” are having a great end of summer and start of the fall season. We have a great meeting coming up in October and do hope to see you all. There will be some open discussion on pesticides and their effects on bees. Also, Dave Cowart will lead in a discussion on how equipment should be stored during the winter, and what we all should be doing on those cold days. Plus, NCSBA director Freddy Proni will be in attendance to celebrate our newest Journeymen Beekeepers, and we also expect a recap of the NCSBA meeting that was held in Hickory in July. Have a great day, and we’ll see you on October 3rd at 6:30!
Everyone, We’re making headway on the club beeyard/apiary. We now have three hives in the yard. We’re looking to reinvigorate the Club apiary committee to help manage and support the growth of the yard. The apiary has some maintenance coming up soon, probably next weekend. Ricky Manning will be the apiary committee chair. We have two new billboard/educational boards to place, and finish painting. Once that’s done, we can plan what we want on the boards for educational material, and formulate a plan to make that happen. We have our first large group of visitors coming on September 25th at 9:30am. A group from the Beth Israel congregation is coming to learn what beekeeping is about, and how bees and pollinatorsRead More
Its September! Fair, Fall Feedings, winter preparations are well under way! First and foremost, this month’s normal meeting date falls on Labor Day. Because it is a holiday, we will not have a meeting in September. It’s also Western North’s State Fair time! Many of us will be busy with setting up the Honey and Beekeeping display at the fair, as well as staffing the booth to help educate the public on Bees, pollinators and beekeeping in general. It’s also a great way to introduce your products for sale to the public as well. Its almost (officially) fall! Everyone should have their mite assessments done, feeding as needed should be underway. It’s a wonderful time of year to start slowing down and enjoying the seasonalRead More
Contact: Phyllis Stiles, Director Bee City USA firstname.lastname@example.org 828-545-4282 For Immediate Release September 2, 2016 Bee City USA® Calls for Conversations Between Local Government Agencies and Beekeeping Chapters on Mosquito Abatement Plans Tragically, millions of honey bees in Summerville, South Carolina, were found dead after Dorchester County ordered aerial spraying for mosquitoes between 6:30 and 8:30 last Sunday morning. The pesticide was the organophosphate Naled, used for mosquito abatement since the 1950s. Facing elevated losses and causing concern at the highest levels of government, honeybees and other pollinators are responsible for the reproduction of more than three-quarters of the world’s plant species and are vital to food security. According to the Centers for DiseaseRead More