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This was our fair entry for New Hanover County Fair in October 2019. The New Hanover County Beekeepers Association won third place for our display.
Here are the prize winners for the "Best Bee Photo" contest at the November meeting.Members brought in photos and new guests at the meeting chose the winners,since they were impartial.
Here are some of those participating in one of our Beekeeper Classes, tests aren't fun!
Local beekeeper Jim Warren captured these images on a recent trip,"it's fascinating how they attached to that wallright out in the open with no shelter".
Our observant Treasurer Bill Morrison appreciatedthis thoughtful beekeeper.
Sandie Cecelski, a member of the New Hanover County Beekeepers, sharesher love of bees and beekeeping with the first and second gradersof The Friends School of Wilmington on a recent warm autumn day.The students were able to see the bees up close and taste honey too.
Past President Tom Rhyne chats with a member in front of theChristmas Feast spread and one of numerous deserts broughtby the members, a Lemon cake beehive with decorativebees enjoying the icing, baked by Susan Warwick.
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