Bee Jubilee Speakers and Demonstrations

SPEAKERS (EXPO Auditorium)

10 am         Amy Woodhouse,  Sow Edible Farm:  Planting a Year Round Garden to Promote Pollinators

11 am         Chris Apple, Master Beekeeper , Master Gardener: Native Bees                

NOON     Jesse Locklear, Journeyman Beekeeper: So, You want to be a Beekeeper?

1 pm          Esmaeil Amiri, UNCG Molecular Biologist : Queens and viruses: Interaction of two major factors in the colony.

2 pm          Steve Baxter, Journeyman Beekeeper:Marketing for the Beekeeper

3 pm          Chad Caudle,  Paramedic, Beekeeper:  STUNG: Your Body’s Immune Response

WORKSHOPS (ARENA Classroom)

10 am         Double B Farms                                     Splits

NOON     Dana Stahlman, EAS Master Beekeeper and former commercial beekeeper : Why Did My Bees Die?

2 pm           Ricky Manning, Journeyman Beekeeper: All About Top Bar Hives

DEMONSTRATIONS (ARENA)

11 am         Honey Extraction – Drawn Plastic Frames vs Wax Foundation w/ Chad Caudle

2 pm           Honey Extraction

Granville County Beginning Beekeeper Saturday Academy!

Granville County Beekeepers are offering a Saturday Academy, 3 Saturdays of Classes, on Feb. 16, March 9, and March 23, from 9AM-12:30PM. On Sunday, March 31 we will offer a review session and Certification Exam, from 2PM-5PM. There will be a Field Day, April 6, from 9AM-3PM -Location TBD.

Location for Saturday Classes & Exam:

Granville County Expo & Convention Center
4185 Us Highway 15, Oxford, North Carolina 27565
Cost: $95 per person or $125 for family
Cost includes one First Lessons in Beekeeping text book, Granville County Beekeepers Club membership, and one NC State Beekeepers Association membership.

Follow this link for payment. Follow the Facebook page for updates!

The schedule is as follows:
February 16: Granville Expo Center

Introduction to beekeeping, 9AM-10:30AM

Bee Anatomy, 10:45AM-11:30AM

Bees as social insects 11:45AM- 12:30PM

March 9: Granville Expo Center

Beekeeping equipment & Getting started – 9AM- 10:30AM

Plants for Bees in NC 10:45AM- 11:30AM

Products of the hive 11:45AM-12:30PM

March 23: Granville Expo Center

Diseases, Pests, and Treatments 9AM-10:30AM

Varrora mites 10:45AM– 11:30AM

Seasonal Management 11:45AM- 12:30PM

March 31: Granville Expo Center

Exam Review and Written Certification Exam 2PM – 5PM

April 6 : Location TBD

Field Day & Equipment build day 9AM – 3PM

Bee Jubilee!

The Third Annual Granville Bee Jubilee is coming soon, on June 23rd! Come celebrate healthy pollinators at the Granville County Expo Center! We will have both indoor and outdoor exhibits, beekeeping demonstrations, speakers, and plenty of bee-related vendors from around North Carolina.

The activities start at 9AM and go to 4PM. Look for a list of speakers in the coming weeks, as well as a schedule of activities.

We have some great donated items for the annual GCBA Silent Auction, and we will be posting preview pictures of items on our Facebook page. So get prepared, and like out Facebook page to get a preview of all of the wonderful items we will have up for bid!