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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...
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!
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! 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 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!
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...
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...
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...
Beehive Pests & Diseases This presentation will explore problem pests such as wax moths and varroa mites, and problem diseases such as American Foul Brood and Nosema. Explore pest and disease control options as well to maintain a healthy hive.
Seasonal Management Learn all you need to know about the seasonal management of beehives in the early spring, mid spring, late spring, summer and winter.
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