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Halyburton Park Apiary Ceremony

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....

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Ribbon Cutting RESCHEDULED

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.

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Honey Tasting Contest

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...

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Members Work with Scouts on Apiary at Halyburton Park

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...

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You’re Invited to Our Ribbon Cutting Ceremony!

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...

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Bee City USA

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! 

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Bellamy Elementary School Presentation

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...

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Pot Luck Success!

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...

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April Meeting Information

April Meeting Information

Show and Tell Our first meeting of April is almost here! We will be meeting on Tuesday, April 19th at 7pm at Halyburton Park (4099 S 17th St).  For our first meeting, we will be doing a potluck dinner and have a “Show and Tell”. Bring your favorite bee tool/bee...

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Queen Bee

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

Year Ending

1 or 6 – White
2 or 7 – Yellow
3 or 8 – Red
4 or 9 – Green
5 or 0 – Blue