Register now for Sept. 8 Pollinator Field Day

Hello Fellow Beeks:

Team McCarter (Mark and Ellen) sent this to me to post. Thanks Team!!!

I’ve attended Debbie’s conferences before and look forward to learning from her again and again.

Debbie is truly knowledgeable on all things pollinator including garden plants as well as the pollinators themselves. If you can possibly attend the events below, you will learn something new that will help you become a better beekeeper.

Debbie’s web pages are packed with helpful information and she updates them frequently. Check it out!!!

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The Piedmont Research Station will host a “Bee Pollinator Friendly” Field Day on Saturday September 8 from 1 to 4:30 p.m. in Salisbury, NC.

Attendees will rotate through several stations to learn about habitat for farms, roadsides or constructed pollinator meadows; native plants that make for good pollinator habitat; native bees, butterflies, and beneficial insects; honey bees and beekeeping; pesticide application techniques to protect pollinators; and how to use available technology to map honey bee and specialty crop locations. The Field Day will start promptly at 1 p.m.

Target Audience: Farmers, Beekeepers, Soil & Water Conservation District Supervisors and Staff, Extension Agents, Urban Planners, Landscapers and Landscape Architects, Master Gardeners, Nurserymen/Greenhouse Growers

Educational Stations:

Native Pollinators:

Hannah Levenson (NCSU Department of Entomology & Plant Pathology), Jonathan Giacomini (NCSU Department of Applied Ecology), Sara Giacomini (NCSU Department of Applied Ecology), and Elsa Youngsteadt (NCSU Department of Entomology & Plant Pathology)

Farm Habitat:

Hunter Barrier (NCDA&CS) and John Isenhour (NC Wildlife Resources Commission)

Native Plants for Pollinator Habitat:

Debbie Roos (NC Cooperative Extension, Chatham County Center)

 FieldWatch/Pesticide Options:

Jason Williams (NCDA&CS)

Application Equipment:

Steve Gatton (NCDA&CS)

Participants will also be able to visit educational displays from several different organizations.

The Pollinator Field Day is sponsored by the following organizations:

North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services

North Carolina State University

North Carolina A&T State University

North Carolina Farm Bureau Federation

North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission

NC State Extension North Carolina Pollinator Conservation Alliance

Rowan County Beekeepers


The event is free and offers three hours of pesticide credits for attendees (for N=Demo and Research, O= Ag pest plant, D=dealer, X=private).

To register, go to

Field Day Location:

Piedmont Research Station 8350 Sherrills Ford Road

Salisbury, NC 28147-7579

For more information, contact:

 Kelly Snider

NCDA&CS Research Stations



Debbie Hamrick

N.C. Farm Bureau



Debbie Roos
Agricultural Extension Agent 
Chatham County Center

North Carolina Cooperative Extension

August 9th Meeting Announcement

Stanly County Beekeepers Meeting August 9th 2018

(Place) Stanly County Agri-Civic Center, 25032 Newt Rd, Albemarle 28001

(Program) 7 pm Practical demonstration of making splits to increase your number of hives for next year. Bring your bee suits if you need to.

Reports from summer meeting.

If you can please do a mite check (powered sugar shake) on one or more of your hives, we would like to know where we stand gong into August.

(Meal) 6pm Grilled hot dogs, slaw, baked beans, potato salad, chips, and iced tea $5.00

Door prizes welcome. Look forward to seeing everyone.