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What’s Bugging My Bees?

What’s Bugging My Bees?

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. 

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Seasonal Management

Seasonal Management

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.  

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Intro to Beekeeping

Intro to Beekeeping

Introduction to Beekeeping Beekeeping is defined as skillful colony population management based on knowledge of predictable seasonal patterns of growth and decline. It's science with an art form! Explore our presentation to learn more about the history and background...

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History of the New Hanover County Beekeepers Association

History of the New Hanover County Beekeepers Association

Learn about the history of the New Hanover County Beekeepers Association.  Download the presentation here.Major Accomplishments   HOSTED THE NORTH CAROLINA STATE BEEKEEPERS ASSOCIATION in 2014 A club effort spearheaded by then President Ashley Stephenson and...

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August meeting focuses on beekeeping equipment

About thirty members gathered for the August 19, 2021 meeting as we gave attendees the opportunity to say goodbye to some old equipment and hello to some new. Here is a picture of one of our newest members, the proud winner of a honey extractor from the club's raffle:...

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Cameron Art Museum Event

Cameron Art Museum Event

Sandie Cecelski, New Hanover County Beekeepers Club member, shared her love of honey bees and other native pollinators at the Cameron Art Museum’s Safe Places exhibition. The event was held on Saturday, June 19, from 10am-1pm and was a celebration of the great...

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May 2021 NHCBA Meeting

May 2021 NHCBA Meeting

May 2021 NHCBA MeetingHoney Harvest Meeting! We held our first in person meeting since the covid shut down May 20th! Great to see everyone and have everyone paritcipate! We had a speacial guest from Retro Meadery share samples of their products and give us their...

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Apps for Beekeepers

Apps for Beekeepers

App for Beekeepers Detect the Mite Load in Your Hives | Mapping Tool to Help Pesticide Spplicators and Beekeepers Communicate  By: The New Hanover County Beekeepers AssocationMiteCheck Download from the App Store   MiteCheck is an app for both beginning and...

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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