August SCBA Meeting


SCBA will meet on Thursday, August 13th at the Stanly County Agri-Civic Center, 26032-B Newt Road, Albemarle, NC 28001. A covered dish dinner begins at 6:00 p.m. followed by our meeting at 7:00 p.m. The program is on Raising Queens by JR Whitley, a veteran beekeeper of more than twenty years.

See the Calendar of Events for a map.

Join us.

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April Meeting Announcement


Mr. Wayne Hanson from Mecklenburg County will be our speaker at the April Meeting. Dinner begins at 6:00 p.m. followed by the meeting at 7:00 p.m.

For dinner reservations call Bill Houck at 704-463-5367.

Also available will be some bee supplies from Mr. Tony Hill:

  • Used supers w/frames
  • Used brood chambers w/o frames
  • Extra super frames
  • Medium super foundation
  • “Queen Rings”
  • Honey bears – 12 oz
  • various odds and ends
 All priced for quick sale.
See you there.

August 8th SCBA Meeting Announcement


Hello Everyone!

Our August meeting will be held at the Stanly County Agri-Civic Center on Hwy 27, Thursday, August 8th, 2013 at 7:00 pm.

Our NC Bee Inspector, Nancy Ruppert, will be our speaker this month. She will be speaking about pests and diseases and their treatments.

A catered dinner will be available at 6:00 p.m. at a cost of $9.00 per person.  Menu this month will be:

  • Homemade chicken salad croissants
  • Italian pasta
  • Fresh fruit salad
  • Potato chips
  • Choice of sweet tea or unsweetened tea

If you plan on having dinner with us please respond to me by email or Phone no later than Tuesday, August 6th, so I can plan accordingly.

Email: billhouck1@aol.com      phone: 980-875-0672

If you would like, please feel free to bring a dessert, it will be appreciated.

We hope to see everyone at the meeting!

Thanks,

Bill Houck

SCBA June Meeting at Union Chapel Methodist Church


Hello Everyone!

This month our Stanly County Beekeepers Association (SCBA) meeting will be held at Union Chapel Methodist Church on June 13th, 2013 at 7:00 pm. We have had meetings at this location before.

The church is located on Hwy 52 south business across from the Stanly County Fairgrounds.

Union Chapel Methodist Church
24361 S Business 52, Albemarle, NC, 28001

We will have a covered dish supper beginning at 6:00 pm. Tea, coffee, and water will be furnished. Desserts as always are welcome and appreciated.

This month Ellis Hardison will be our speaker. He is going to teach us about rearing your own queens. Hope to see everyone at the meeting!

Thanks,
Bill Houck

SCBA May Meeting will be a Field Day


In May we will be having a field day and cookout rather than a meeting at the Agri-Civic Center.

Our field day will be on Saturday May 11th, 2013.  We will begin by meeting at Bill Smith’s home on Hwy 52 South at 8:00 a.m. From there we will go inspect and learn about other member’s beehives.

Our state bee inspector, Nancy Ruppert, will be performing the inspections. If you would like to have your beehives inspected please let Bill Smith, RC Furr, or myself know as soon as possible.

Then about 2:00 p.m. we will meet at Hipo’s Haven Campground, 24076 Saint Martin Road 704-982-5081 (directions) (map) for a cookout.

All Stanly County Beekeeper members and their families are invited to the cookout regardless of whether they participated in the field day or not. We will be having hamburgers, hotdogs, and the fixin’s.

Please bring a dessert if you like. If you will be attending the cookout please let me know by email or phone so we can plan accordingly.

Email: billhouck1@aol.com

Phone: 980-875-0672

If you signed up to have your beehives inspected or to attend the cookout at the April meeting, then you do not need to respond to this notice unless there has been a change.

We hope to see everyone at the field day/cook out.

Thanks,

Bill Houck

Ellis Hardison Spoke about Swarms


Ellis Hardison spoke about swarms at last night’s Stanly County Beekeeping Association’s (SCBA) March meeting at the Agri-Civic Center in Albemarle, NC.

SCBA March Meeting

Ellis Hardison shared many of his experiences in collecting swarms; he began working with bees with his grandfather at age five.

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Ellis Hardison described how cultures from different continents collected swarms as well as how they replaced their queens.

January Meeting Announcement


Happy New Year Everyone!

Our January meeting will be held at the Stanly County Agri-Civic Center at 26032-B Newt Road, Albemarle, NC 28001 intersecting with Hwy 27 on January 10th, 2013 at 7:00 pm.

Bob Blackwelder will be our speaker.

A catered dinner will be available at 6:00 pm at a cost of $9.00 per person. This includes a meat, 2 vegetables, bread, and sweet tea or water.

If you would like, please feel free to bring a dessert, it will be appreciated.

If you plan on having dinner with us please respond to me by email or phone no later than Tuesday, January 8th so I can plan accordingly.

We hope to see everyone at the meeting!

Thanks,

Bill Houck

Email: billhouck1@aol.com  phone: 980-875-0672