The Franklin County Beekeepers Association is spearheading a North Carolina specialty plate to honor our state insect, the honey bee. They need 300 people to sign up. It doesn’t cost that much… and they need 300 applicants in a timely fashion. More information can be found here.
BEGINNING BEEKEEPING COURSE – 2015
We would like to announce that starting on January 20, 2015 the Alamance County Beekeepers will start the 24th consecutive year of offering a Beginning Beekeeping Course. The objective of the course is to create an interest in beekeeping and provide information needed for a person to become a keeper of honey bees, a beekeeper. No prior experience is required to take the course.
Even though you have registered in advance, we would like for you to come a little early, maybe 6:15 or 6:30 p.m., on the first night, January 20th, so that we will have time to issue nametags and handbooks and still be ready to start our class at 7:00 p.m.
If you know someone interested in taking this course, we would appreciate you sharing the above information with that person.
This course announcement will also be posted on the Alamance County Beekeepers Web Site - http://alamancebeekeepers.org
Hope to see you on January 20th
Here is the Science TEDTalks presentation given by Marla Spivak on “Why bees are disappearing” given on June 12, 2013 at the TEDGlobal 2013 conference in Edinburgh, Scotland. It is about 16 minutes long, but well worth the time it takes to watch. This is a great presentation! Enjoy.
Dr. Marla Spivak, MacArthur Fellow and Distinguished McKnight Professor in Entomology, currently runs the Bee Lab.
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