Many beekeepers have been wondering - whatever happened to Greg Clements this summer? Greg has a good excuse for missing a few monthly meetings, he took a seasonal job at Yellowstone National Park. Greg works at the gas and convenience store in Canyon Village when he and Margie are not otherwise hiking, fly fishing, making campfire s’mores and showing family and friends around the Park. In this picture Greg stocks the milkshake cooler while telling us about recent wildlife encounters.
The MCBA team of Libby Mack, Jodie Rierson and Jeanie Frye won the 2018 NCSBA Bee Bowl Thursday night at the summer NCSBA meeting, successfully answering a number of tough api-questions. Congratulations, ladies!
Got a Swarm of Bees? Looking for Bee products to buy? Want to Contact us with questions? Please check out the links under the "Community Info" tab.
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.
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.
Queen Rearing Calendar
If you're interested in raising your own Queens, we've got a few tools for you to play with. Since it's such a regimented process, we've created an Excel Spreadsheet AND a webpage to outline key dates.
Grafting Calendar Webpage
Grafting Calendar in Excel format
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.
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.
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Thursday, August 16th
Mouzon United Methodist Church
3100 Selwyn Ave
Panelists: Tommy Helms, Pat O'Connor & John Preston
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