August meeting: Please plan to attend the August 9, 2016 meeting where Preston Peck of Toxic Free NC will speak to the club about the condition of pollinators and the various causes of their decline. The meeting will be held in the Wake County Commons building, with the gathering starting at 7:00 pm and the meeting at 7:30 pm.
T-shirt orders – WCBA T-Shirt Order Form web Pre-order a t-shirt in white or pink with the club logo on the front for $9 at the August meeting. The deadline for pre-paid orders is September 30, 2016. We plan to take a group picture at the October meeting with members wearing the shirts.
August 21 Hands on in the Hive with Ben Crawley: There are only two more sessions scheduled to meet at the Historic Oak View park on the 3rd Sunday at 1:00 pm in 2016 – August 21 and September 18.
Please plan to attend the July 12, 2016 meeting where we will have a Honey Extraction Demonstration. If you have honey to extract, you may bring up to 10 frames, clean, free of bees. Please contact Mike Childers at or 9193685865 if you plan to bring some frames. Currently, we are planning to have 2 two frame hand crank extractors to demonstrate, but we will plan more if we have more frames. The meeting will be held in the Wake County Commons building, with the gathering starting at 7:00 pm and the meeting at 7:30 pm.
Join us on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. at the Wake County Commons Building, 4011 Carya Drive, for our monthly club meeting. The gathering begins at 7:00 and meeting begins 7:30 p.m. Club Past President Danny Jaynes will speak on preparing honey for the State Fair. Some old beekeeping equipment will be available for raffle.
Join us on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. at the Wake County Commons Building, 4011 Carya Drive for our monthly club meeting. The gathering begins at 7:00 and meeting starting 7:30 pm. Club Vice President Ben Crawley will speak about swarms.
Join us on Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. as we return to the Wake County Commons Building at 4011 Carya Drive for our monthly club meeting. Dr. Danesha Seth Carley, Director of Southern IPM Center and Assistant Professor of Horticultural Science at NCSU will discuss bee friendly plants for your yard.
Rick Coor, North Carolina State Beekeeping Association President, will speak to the WCBA on the topic of queen rearing. Please plan to attend the March 8, 2016 meeting at the Rural Center, 4021 Carya Drive, Raleigh NC 27610. You will not want to miss this meeting. Gathering begins at 7 pm and the meeting starts at 7:30.
Note: On 2-20-16, this class is full. Registration is closed. Thank you!
The WCBA workshop for beginning beekeepers will be held Saturday, March 5, 2016 at the Raleigh Police Club, 3500 Leonard Road, Knightdale, NC 27545. Classroom instruction from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., followed by administration of the written portion of the Certified level test of the NCSBA Master Beekeeper Program. Saturday, March 19, meet at the beehives behind the cotton field at Historic Oakview Park, Carya Drive, Raleigh for the hands-on instruction and administration of the practical segment of the Certified test. The workshop fee is $50, which includes the book First Lessons in Beekeeping, one year memberships to both the WCBA and NCSBA, and lunch on Saturday. For members of the WCBA and NCSBA, the fee is $25. If you already have the book, the fee is $15. Click below for the registration form. The link to the class agenda is given below.
If a member wants to take the Certified written test on March 5, please e-mail the secretary or treasurer. There is no charge to take the test. The practical test will also be administered each 3rd Sunday of April, May, June, July, August, and September at 1:00 p.m.
Bee School 2016 Agenda
Dr. B Townes of Wilkesboro will discuss “Honey Bees, Netar, Polin & Plants” at our monthly club meeting. Join us for the gathering at 7:00 at the Raleigh Police Club, 3500 Leonard Road, Knightdale NC 27545. The meeting begins at 7:30.
Open enrollment for membership with the WCBA is through March 2016. Treasurer Dawn Childers will explain the process at the January meeting. Click below for the membership form. Dues may be paid at the January meeting, or by mail to Dawn Childers, 10737 Dunhill Terrace, Raleigh NC 27615
2016 WCBA-NCSBA membership form FINAL_NCSBA_Appl__11-22-15
To join/renew directly with the NC State Beekeeping Association https://www.ncbeekeepers.org/join-or-renew-your-membership-to-the-ncsba
Join us at the NC Rural Development Center at 4021 Carya Drive in Raleigh on Tuesday, January 12 for our first 2016 monthly meeting, gathering at 7:00, meeting starting at 7:30 pm. Charles Heatherly, Danny Jaynes, and James Knox will discuss beekeeping and answer questions. A Bee School, possibly in February is being planned.