Mecklenburg County Beekeepers Association Meetings
Please join us! You do not have to be a member to attend our meetings. Our meeting schedule is as follows:
May 21, 2020 - Video on Potential Threats to Beekeeping in the U.S. by Dr. Tarpy
Our May meeting was held online Thursday, May 21st at 7:00 pm. During this meeting we watched a video by Dr. Tarpy on the potential threats to beekeeping in the U.S.
April 23, 2020 - David Little on Queens, Requeening, Why, When & How
David Little started beekeeping 16 years ago and is from a long line of beekeepers. His grandfather introduced him to veteran beekeepers who he spent time with learning as much as he possible could. He joined the Iredell County Beekeepers Association and shortly after became the program chairman for 5 years and later the president of the association for 4 years. “During that time, I worked with two fellow beekeepers who each had 65 years of experience working bees and managing 300 + hives. I had 130 years of experience right at my fingertips. I am pleased to share everything I have learned. My efforts are to make every beginner beekeeper and their first experience with bees successful and a pleasant one. The more local beekeepers that exist – the more everyone can benefit from our efforts!”
March 19, 2020
Libby Mack gave an educational presentation called "Making Splits."
This was a very timely topic for the spring increase and swarm prevention. A special thanks to Libby and Gerry Mack for making the online meeting happen! We hope that the online presentation proved to be helpful in sharing beekeeping information and we look forward to seeing everyone again once we are able to meet in person.
February 27, 2020
Bryan Fisher shared a presentation on “Beekeeping Tips, Tricks & Hacks to Save Time and Money”. Bryan is a fourth-generation beekeeper and currently manages between 150-200 hives. His presentation covered a variety of topics including feeding, honey production, adding supers, moving bees, catching swarms and extraction honey.
January 16, 2020
Mark Smith, from Flatwood Bee Farm gave an informative presentation called “A Year in My Chemical-Free Apiary”. In case you missed it, you can watch a similar recorded presentation that he presented to Stanly County Beekeepers Association.
Upcoming Meeting and Event Dates
- May 21, 2020
- June 18, 2020
- July 16, 2020
- August 20, 2020
- September 17, 2020
- October 15, 2020
- November 19, 2020 George McAllister - Honey Judging
- December 17, 2020 Christmas Party
Monthly meetings are held at 7:00pm at Selwyn United Methodist Church, 3100 Selwyn Ave, Charlotte, NC