Meetings and Events

Save the Dates:

SCBA Christmas Party
Thursday, 12/9/21 @ 7pm. Location: Ag Center

Practical Beekeeping for New and Current Beekeepers

January 24th 2022 through March 7th 2022 (every Monday for 7 weeks)
6:30pm – 9pm
Cost: $30.00 plus book fee

Class is open to all – male and female, young and old. Honeybees are becoming more and more valuable to us each year as we reduce their habitat and introduce new pests to prey on them, and as our understanding of the health and wellness advantages of consuming local honey increases. Beekeeping is one of the most rewarding and useful occupations / hobbies anyone can enjoy. For more information, call the contact number.

Stanly County Agri-Civic Center, 26032 Newt Rd., Albemarle, NC

Sponsored and taught by the Stanly County Beekeeper’s Association

This seven-week class will include basic and advanced training in how to prepare for, acquire, and manage honeybee colonies. A field day will be held after the final day of class.

To register or for more information Call: 980-322-3700

Bill Smith Beekeeping Scholarship

This scholarship is a way to honor Bill Smith, Master Beekeeper in Stanly County, who has helped and mentored literally hundreds of beekeepers all over North Carolina. Our primary goal is to improve honeybee survival through mentoring.

Spring Field Day 2021 ~ Congratulations Anne Houck, Stanly County Beekeeper of the Year!!!

Thank you Joe Smith, Mark Smith, Anne Houck and Clint Brooks for a great day of beekeeping education.

And thank you Kacey Brooks of Brooks Mill Farms for the yummy lunch

Fall Field Day 2020 ~ Congratulations to Lauren Graves and Jamie Lowder who successfully completed their certified beekeeper practical test!

Spring Field Day 2020 ~ Congratulations to Karla Aldridge and Jacob Brasseur who successfully completed their certified beekeeper practical test!

Thank you ~ Nancy Ruppert, who provided some timely information about different types of splits. We inspected three hives and were able to demonstrate making a split using a queen cell from one of the hives.

Thanks to all who came out!

11 thoughts on “Meetings and Events

    1. Dave, Yes we do. We are planning our next class to start in late January. this will give you plenty of time to order your bees and get your equipment if you dont already have it, before spring. I’ll send you an email when we finalize the details.
      Anne Houck
      SCBA Chairperson

    2. Hi Amanda, We are planning our next class to start in late January. I’ll send you an email when we finalize the details.
      Anne Houck
      SCBA Chairperson

    1. Hi Elizabeth, Our next class starts on January 25th, 2021. It runs every monday night from 6:30pm to 9 pm for eight weeks. The cost is $30. plus the cost of the book which you can order online for less than $20. It will be held at the Hinson’s Auction House, (640 South Oakridge Hwy. (HWY 205) Oakboro, NC 28129) where there is plenty of room for social distancing. If you would like to register call me at 980-322-3700.

  1. What time do you plan on meeting on May 13? Also, do you welcome newbies?! We are from Cabarrus county and have 1 hive but we need the make connections with local beekeepers. Thanks!

    Hi Sara,

    We meet at 6:30pm via zoom and would love for you to join us. I will add the zoom link to the webpage this week. You may also want to follow us on our Facebook page. Stanly County Beekeepers Association.

    Please feel free to contact me if you have questions or concerns. Karla Aldridge

    1. Hi Sara,

      We meet at 6:30pm via zoom and would love for you to join us. I will add the zoom link to the webpage this week. You may also want to follow us on our Facebook page. Stanly County Beekeepers Association.

      Please feel free to contact me if you have questions or concerns. Karla Aldridge

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