Annual Meetings of the NCSBA

Annual Meetings of the NCSBA

The NCSBA holds statewide conventions twice a year, in the Spring and Summer.  In odd-numbered years, the Spring Meeting is held jointly with the South Carolina Beekeepers Association, alternating locale between states.

Scheduled Meetings to date:

July 7-9, 2011 NCSBA Summer Meeting

Hosted by Alamance County Beekeepers
at Elon University in Elon, NC
(directions and printable campus map )

Meeting

Speakers include:

  • Dr. Richard Fell, Department of Entomology – Virginia Tech
  • Maryann Frazier, Penn State University
  • Ed Levi, Arkansas State Apiary Inspector
  • Dr. David Tarpy, Department of Entomology – NC State
  • Buddy Marterre, NC and EAS Master Beekeeper
  • Don Hopkins, NC State Apiary inspector
  • Brenna Traver, Virginia Tech

Meeting Agenda (updated June 16)

Workshops include:

  • Hive Evaluation – Colony strength to Queen Quality
  • Incorporating IPM Beekeeping
  • Microscope training for Nosema Detection
  • Heavenly Honey Culinary Creations
  • The Mighty Nuc
  • Designing your own Honey House
  • Pesticides Fact or Fiction
  • MBP Exams
  • In The Apiary
  • Microscope Selection and Use
  • Hive Tracks Software
  • Honey Plants – “Feeding your Bees”
  • Q & A for Beginning Beekeepers

Workshops Schedule (updated June 23)

Special Events:

  • Banquet on Friday night
  • Silent Auction — Bring donations of beekeeping items or other useful things to auction. Proceeds go to the Apiculture Science Fund at NCSU Entomology/Beekeeping
  • New this year: Honey Exchange — Trade your Sweet Delight for someone else’s Pride and Joy. Here’s how:
    • Bring one, two or even three 1-pound containers of your honey (labeled according the membership-approved honey standard) and present them at the Honey Exchange table near the Registration Desk. You can bring extracted, comb or creamed honey, so long as it’s in a 1-pound jar and you are willing to trade it for someone else’s pride and joy.
    • Upon drop off, you will be given one ticket for each jar presented. The Honey Exchange jars will be on display all day Friday, July 8th.
    • At the morning break, on Saturday, bring your tickets to the Honey Exchange Table and redeem them for a different jar of honey (1 jar per ticket – first come, first served).
  • Honey Contest — rules
  • Cooking with Honey Contest — rules
  • Vendor displays and sales

Registration (at Building 11, Center for the Arts, see map)


Registration Fees Individual Family registration desk
Advance Registration: $20 $25
At-the-door $30 $35
Non-members additional * $15* $15*
Banquet (Friday evening) $15

* pays 2011 NCSBA membership for one person. SCBA and VSBA members qualify for „member” rates at this meeting with current membership ID card.

Advance Registration Form / vendor information (print and mail with payment by July 1)

Advance Online Registration for NCSBA Members Only (ends after Fri. July 1)

Hotels

Hotels are at Burlington Exit 141, I-85 (about 4 miles from Elon University)
Tax rate 10.75%
Reservations must be made by June 17 for the discounted room rates shown, except no cut-off date given by EconoLodge.
Ask for the special BEEKEEPERS RATE when you make your reservations!

Best Western (9 min.)
770 Huffman Mill Rd, Burlington
(336) 584-0151
$75.00 + tax—Breakfast incl
Comfort Inn (12 min.)
2701 Kirpatrick Rd, Burlington
(336) 584-4447
$70.00 + tax—Breakfast incl
Courtyard Burlington (10 min.)
3141 Wilson Dr, Burlington
(336) 585-1888
$89.00 +Tax
Econo Lodge EXIT 145 (19 min.)

2133 West Hanford Rd, Burlington
(336) 227-1270

$47.99 + tax–Breakfast incl.

Country Inns & Suites (10 min.)
3211 Wilson Dr, Burlington
(336) 584-1115
$85.00 king,$89.00 dble Queen +tax
Hampton Inn (13 min.)
2935 Saconn Dr, Burlington
(336) 584-8585
$89.00 + tax–Breakfast incl

Ramada Inn EXIT 143 (13 min.)
2703 Ramada Rd, Burlington
(336) 227-5541
$59.00 + tax

Alamance Visitor’s Guide

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