Hello Fellow Beeks:
Several of you have asked about soapmaking classes so when I saw Lindy Sellers class schedule, I thought of you.
Here is her website so you can sign up for the class that fits your schedule.
Sweet Harvest Homestead
I met Lindy several years ago when I was selling soaps at Stanfield Elementary School holiday sale. At that time she had taught hot process soapmaking for years and is very knowledgivle in this technique.
With the hot process technique of soapmaking, the soaps are ready immediately. With the cold process technique (this is the technique that I use) soaps must age for at least eight weeks. This close to the holidays, the hot process would give you products in time as gifts.
If I remember correctly, Lindy is also highly knowledgable about herbs and their medical properties. Check out her site.
Hope this helps you get started in soapmaking.
Stanly County Beekeepers Association
Chapter Meeting Notice
Date:Thursday, August 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
Program:7:00 PM – Chris Mendenhall, New Regional Director of NCBA, will be our guest speaker.
Topics: Report on summer conference, his function as NCBA director and the importance of mentoring of new beekeepers.
Lessie White in Ridgecrest is looking so sell two complete hives (with bees). If intereted, please call her at 704-438-4653 or on Facebook.
Ryan Hatley of Norwood is looking to buy 20 pounds of honey from a Stanly County source. This could lead to multiple orders. Contact him through Facebook.
This site to the Sow True Seed site contains terrific information about pollinator gardens.
Check it out!!!
Stanly County Beekeepers Association Chapter Meeting Notice
Date:Thursday, June 9 2016
Place:Rocky River Springs Fish House, 33850 Rocky River Springs Road, Aquadale NC
Time: 6:00 PM- Order from Menu
Program:7:00 PM – Bob Blackwelder will speak on harvesting and processing honey.
NOTE: There WILL NOT be a meeting in July because the NCSBA Conference will be held July 7-9, 2016 in Hickory NC. More on this conference later.