Meetings

The best way to find out what's going on is to attend a meeting. The club meets at 7pm on the first Thursday of each month at the Chowan Co. Agriculture Building in downtown Edenton. Doors will open at 6:30pm.

The address is 730 N. Granville St, Edenton, NC 27932. Enter on the Virginia Rd. side.

Latest News

  • October Meeting

    October 4, 2022

    This month we have a very special speaker ~ NCSBA Master Craftsman Beekeeper Eric Talley ~ on October 6th @ 7:00pm. He is traveling from Jacksonville, NC to share his published MBP Research - Influence of Brood Pheromone on Honey Bee Colony Establishment & Queen Replacement. Hopefully Mr. Talley will also share information on his American Beekeeping Federations’s beekeeping Practical Idea Award winning pollen feeder designed to “float” pollen patties above the top of brood frames, allowing the bees to access all sides of the pollen patty while keeping SHB from having a place to lay eggs & get a foothold within the colony.

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  • July Meeting

    July 6, 2022

    Most people think a beekeeper’s work starts in the Spring when aspiring beekeepers are attending bee schools or when nucs & packages are being picked up. Experienced & successful beekeepers know their year really begins in July/August. Stacy Marriner, Owner of Bray House Honey Bees, NCSBA Coastal Region Director & NCSBA Master Beekeeper will discuss Planning Ahead & Treating Pests at the Beekeepers of Chowan County monthly meeting on Thursday, July 7, 2022 @ 7:00pm. You’ll hear what you should be doing now in your apiary to help your bees through the months ahead for them to be their healthiest & most productive in 2023.

    Doors open at 6:30 pm. Beverages are provided. Please bring a snack to share &/or an item for the raffle table - tickets are $1. This is a fun way to support the club’s community outreach programs & pick up a useful or fun item for a buck.

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  • May Meeting

    May 3, 2022

    The date and location of the May meeting has changed due to the County Extension Office being used forthe elections.

    BoCC member Marvin Hare secured the Rocky Hock Ruritan building for us on May 5th @ 7pm. The address is 126 Evans-Bass Rd., Edenton. Take Hwy 32/Virginia Rd North from Edenton - turn left onto Rocky Hock Rd @ the Dollar General (approx. 15 min & 9 miles) - take the immediate left past Rocky Hock Baptist Church (approx. 5 mins & 2.5 miles) on Evans-Bass Rd. The RH Ruritan building is the first building on the right (approx. 1 min & .2 mile), just past the baseball field. If you need more detailed directions, please contact Marvin @ (252) 799-6402.

    A panel of experienced BoCC beekeepers

    ~ Etienne Nadeau, Nadeau Farms

    ~ Stacey Marriner, Bray House Honey Bees

    ~ John Marshall, Portsmouth, VA

    will participate in a Q&A Beekeeper Roundtable for our May meeting. They are ready to be put in the hot seat, so please bring your questions, comments & observations. This is an opportunity to ask alllll the questions & pick these experienced beekeepers brains!!

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  • September meeting.

    September 3, 2021

    Our speaker for the September meeting will be Master Beekeeper Etienne Nadeau. Etienne will talk about preparing your bees for winter. Non members are always welcome.

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  • August Meeting

    August 7, 2021

    Our August meeting will be on August 12th at 7 PM at the Chowan County Agriculture Building. The speaker will be Greg Wolgemuth, President of Wilson Count Beekeepers. Greg will talk about the five frame resource hive.

    The meeting will start at 7 PM. Doors will open at 6:30.

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  • July Meeting

    June 30, 2021

    Our July 8th meeting will be at the Chowan County Agriculture Building located at 730 N. Granville Street in Edenton. Our speaker will be NCSBA Regional Director Stacy Mariner. Stacy will talk about planning ahead and treating pests. This is a timely topic. Treating for pest has become one of the most important aspects of successful beekeeping.

    The meeting will start at 7 PM and the doors will be open at 6:30 PM on the Virginia Road side of the building. Guests are welcome.

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  • June Meeting

    June 7, 2021

    Great news! We will have our first in person meeting in over a year on Thursday June 10th at the Chowan County Agriculture Building at 730 N. Granville Street in Edenton. The doors will open at 6PM and the meeting will start at 7PM. Enter from the Virginia Road side. We will catch up after a year of repote meetings.

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  • April Meeting

    April 6, 2021

    Our April meeting will again be a Zoom meeting at 7PM Thursday April 8. Our North Carolina Reagional Bee Inspector, Adolphus Leonard will talk about spring build up and swarms and will be available to answer questions.

    If you are not a member and would like to take part send an email to beekeepersofchowancounty@gmail.com and request access.

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  • Beekeeping School

    March 15, 2021

    Due to low enrolment the Beekeeping School with COA has been canceled.

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  • March Meeting

    March 10, 2021

    Our March meeting will be a zoom meeting at 7PM Thursday March 11. Stacy Mairner our Regional Director for NCSBA will talk about hive splits. If you would like to access the meeting send and email request to beekeepersofchowancounty@gmail.com.

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