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October Meeting- Fall/Winter Feeding & Electric Extractor Drawing
October Meeting- Fall/Winter Feeding & Electric Extractor Drawing For our October meeting we had the privilege of hearing from Eric Talley-Master Craftsman Beekeeper. Eric spoke on fall/winter feeding which was great information for the current season! We also had...
Halyburton Park Apiary Ceremony
Halyburton Park Apiary Ceremony We’re thrilled to announce our ribbon cutting ceremony at Halyburton Park Apiary was a success! The ceremony was to display our new public apiary to the community. An apiary is an enclosed ‘bee park’ that is maintained by a beekeeper....
Ribbon Cutting RESCHEDULED
The ribbon cutting has been RESCHEDULED for Monday, September 12, 4pm at Halyburton Park! Be sure to join us for the bee hive dedication and reception to follow.
Honey Tasting Contest
We recently had a honey tasting contest at our meeting and had members vote for their favorite honey! It was a sweet time for all. Our winner was Ellen Gurganious with her amazing Bee Kind Honey! Ellen won the Golden Hive Tool Award and bragging rights! A close 2nd...
How the City of Wilmington helped to save a MASSIVE beehive
Bees In A Tree The bees from this tree were rescued from the tree by NHCBA and the City of Wilmington Tree Dept. The hive will be relocated to its new home at Halyburton Park in August. Check out the video below for more info!
Members Work with Scouts on Apiary at Halyburton Park
Recently some of our members have been working with the Boy Scouts on a brand new Apiary at Halyburton Park. Take a look at some of the progress photos below, and join us for the grand ribbon cutting ceremony later this month! Check out our blog for more information...
You’re Invited to Our Ribbon Cutting Ceremony!
You're Invited! Would like to announce and invite the public to our Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the Halyburton Apiary August 16th at 10am. City officials and Club members will be in attendance to celebrate this long time dream and goal or the NHCBA-10 years in the...
Bee City USA
Bee City USA Wilmington was one of the first 10 cities to be named "Bee City USA" to recognize the importance of pollinators in our community! Check out this video to learn more about the large role pollinators play in Wilmington!
Bellamy Elementary School Presentation
We recently received thank you notes from the Kindergarten classes of Bellamy Elementary school. Sandy Cecelski, Holly Cunningham and Susan Warwick did a Honey bee presentation for the kindergarten classes. Students played forger bee games, collecting water, pollen...
Pot Luck Success!
At our meeting on April 19th we had approximately 50 people come for a pot luck dinner! The turn out was great and we had some new and old faces enjoy our time on the patio. There was also a raffle for a Nucs that was won by Bob Jordan! We were able to tour the...
Did You Know...
Queens that are bred and sold commercially are marked with a dot of paint to make them more visible in the hive. The paint color is different each year so you know which year the queen was bred. This color marking protocol was developed years ago and is recognized internationally. Since a queen only lives 2-3 years, 5 colors are more than enough to uniquely identify how many years old a queen is.
This spring (2020) commercially bred queens will be marked with blue paint.
White – Yellow – Red – Green – Blue
A catchy phrase to help you remember the color sequence:
Where’s Your Red Golf Ball
1 or 6 – White
2 or 7 – Yellow
3 or 8 – Red
4 or 9 – Green
5 or 0 – Blue