MeckBees WIN 2019 Bee Bowl
MeckBees Jeanie Frye, Libby Mack and Jodie Rierson and 5-Counties Beekeepers Lane Kreitlow beat South Carolina in the 2019 Bee Bowl!
In the above photo, they listen to a difficult question from NCSBA 2nd Vice President and Bee Bowl Moderator Freddy Proni...."Which honey bee gland produces the invertase enzyme?" Answer: Some legitimate references say hypopharyngeal gland, others say salivary glands. The NC team responded by citing both answers and references but lost the question when told to pick only one.
The NCSBA Master Beekeeper Committee subsequently investigated the issue, determined that both answers were correct and has retired all questions regarding this topic from Master Beekeeper Exams and Bee Bowls until further conclusive research is available.
The Mecklenburg County Beekeepers Association
We are a group of over 300 admirers of the lovely honeybee. Most of us are hobbyists, with only a few hives. A few of us have several dozen hives, and at least one of our number is a commercial honey producer with thousands of hives. We share an interest in learning more about the bees, sharing our knowledge with others and sometimes a little friendly competition. We meet on the third Thursday of each month. You do not have to be a member to attend our meetings.
Become a member
Becoming a member is easy and you'll get all kinds of benefits. Click here to learn more about becoming a member.
Got a swarm?
Occasionally honeybees are found either outdoors in a swarm (usually hanging around on a tree or bush), or else living in an inconvenient location like your attic or garage. Swarms represent free bees to us, and some of us also remove unwanted bees at low or no cost. If you need assistance in removing a swarm click here for our Swarm List.
Need a Beekeeper to speak at your event?
We receive many requests for speakers and we try to fill as many requests as possible. While some beekeepers are retired, most work day jobs and have other responsibilities. Due to the high number of requests and the limited number of beekeepers able to speak in public, we can't speak to every group that asks, but we do our best. Click here to fill out a Speaker Request Form.
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