January 17th at 11:00 a.m. Bee Hive Painting Class by Vicki Galloway


Hope everyone has there bee boxes painted and is ready to add your very own design! Our workshop class is Sat., Jan. 17 at 11am. at Falling Rivers Gallery. Class will last about 4 hours. Class is $45.00 and all you need to bring is your bee boxes and yourself. We will have a lunch break so bring a bag lunch or you can get something from Off the Square.

The gallery opens at 10 am and I with be there at that time if some of you would like to start early.

Build a scale to weigh bee hives


Portable Hive Scale
The goal is to build an accurate, electronic bee hive scale for under $50 that allows anyone to weight 4 hives per minute – up to 250 lbs each – without materially disturbing the colony.

http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-scale-to-weigh-bee-hives/?ALLSTEPS

This sounds like it would be a good idea. Check it out and let me know what you think.

Blog Updates


Hello Everyone:

Updates have been made on the following pages: :

  • Member Highlights: This month’s Member Highlight is Laura Krug.
  • Spring 2014 Field Day will be held May 17th at 9:00 a.m. at Bill Smith’s place.
  • Minutes: Our February meeting was snowed out hence, no minutes; but, the March and April minutes have been uploaded.
  • NEW ITEM: We now have our own domain name: http://www.StanlyCountyBeekeepers.com.

If I think of anything else, I’ll send out another announcement. See you at the Field Day.

Pat Allen, Webmaster