March Meeting Notice

Chapter Meeting Notice

Date:Thursday, March 10, 2016

Place:1st Presbyterian Church at 126 W. North Street, Albemarle NC. Enter through main entrance on upper back parking lot (right side of church) handicap elevator available

Time: 6:00 PM- Catered meal- Chicken Stew, Crackers, Pickles & Cheese, Tea and Dessert        cost $5.00

Program:7:00 PM–Program-“Getting Ready for Spring” Panel discussion, question-answer

 For more information call 704-463-5367 or 704-982-1861

Stanly County Beekeepers Association Chapter Meeting Notice

Date: Thursday, February 11, 2016

Place: 1st Presbyterian Church at 126 W. North Street, Albemarle NC. Enter through main entrance on upper back parking lot (right side of church) handicap elevator available

Time: 6:00 PM– Covered Dish Dinner

Program: 7:00 – Nancy Adamson, Pollinator Conservation Specialist with the Xerces Society.
Learn about habitat that benefits honey bees and the huge diversity of native bees (about 500 species in NC) along with lots of other insects that benefit farm production by helping to reduce pest populations.

For more information call 704-463-5367 or 704-982-1861

Beekeeping Class Rescheduled due to weather

  Hi everyone:

Hope you all have been able to dig out from under the snow and ice.

For those of you who are planning on attending SCBA Beekeeping Class, the start date has been changed to Feb 1 through April 4.  SCC is closed on March 28 for Easter.

If you have already signed up with the school, you should have received a text or email already about the closing of the school tomorrow due to the weather.  (not sure why, since the main roads are clear)


2016 Beekeeping for Everyone Class

Our Beekeeping for Everyone class will begin on January 25th and run through March 21st. Spend Monday evenings from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm with fellow beeks who want to become better beekeepers along with novices who are preparing for their first hive.

As a SCC requirement, a minimum of 29 students are required for this class to hold the room.

All classes will be held at the Webb Student Center at Stanly County Community College, 141 College Drive, Albemarle, NC 28001

Instructors: Anne Houck, Joe Smith, and JR Whitley.

For more information call 704-991-0279.

The cost is $25.00 per person.

Beekeeping For Everyone Flyer

SCBA Christmas Party

Date: Thursday, December 10, 2015

Place: First Presbyterian Church, 126 W North St, Albemarle, NC 28001, United States (map). Enter through main entrance on upper back parking lot (right side of church) handicap elevator available

Time: 6:00 PM

Menu of BBQ beef brisket/Chicken – slaw-potato salad- Baked Beans- Rolls – sweet and unsweet tea and coffee cost of $8.00 plate. Dessert contributions from members would be appreciated.

Please bring a gift if you would like to participate in a gift exchange. Please identify as for male, female or either.

Description: Christmas Party, Beekeeper of the Year Award. 


September 23 AND September 26, 2015: Create a Pollinator Paradise Workshop and Garden Tour

The Chatham County Center of North Carolina Cooperative Extension will offer a pollinator conservation workshop and garden tour as part of its Enhancing Sustainability Series on Wednesday, September 23, 2015 AND Saturday September 26, 2015 from 2:00-5:00 p.m. starting in the auditorium of the Agriculture Building in Pittsboro. This is the same workshop offered on two different dates to accommodate participants’ schedules and keep class size small.

Chatham County Agricultural Extension Agent Debbie Roos will give an overview of North Carolina pollinators and discuss the role of native bees and managed bees in crop pollination. Participants will learn about the principles of planting a pollinator garden and how to select trees, shrubs, herbaceous perennials, herbs, vines, and grasses to attract a diversity of pollinators.

Debbie will emphasize native plants but also include a few other plants that provide good resources. The workshop will conclude with a tour of Cooperative Extension’s pollinator garden at Chatham Mills, about half a mile from the Agriculture Building. The garden is comprised of 160 different species, 85% of which are native to the piedmont of North Carolina.

Participants will receive several native perennial milkweed plants (Asclepias tuberosa and Asclepias incarnata) grown by local nursery Mellow Marsh Farm to take home to plant for pollinators! These species are great for both bees and monarch butterflies.

Advance registration is required for these workshops. Space is limited so please register early to reserve your spot. The cost of the workshop is $25 and includes a CD of resources plus native perennial milkweed plants. Call 919-542-8202 or email Debbie Roos for more information. To register, download the registration form and mail with your check.