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ACBA Meetings for 2022 Underway March 10, 2022
ACBA Meetings for 2022 Underway

ACBA Meetings for 2022 Underway

March 10, 2022

Photographs from the 1st meeting of the Ashe County Beekeeping Association are displayed here...

Visit the ACBA website regularly to keep abreast of Association activities for 2022.

The first gathering of the year attracted 23 active and interested beekeepers to the meeting at the Ashe County Agricultural Building in Jefferson, NC.

A presentation was made by master beekeeper and ACBA member Jim Rash (shown lower right) on "what to expect in your hives in March-April."

Thanks, Jim!

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ACBA Marks the End of Another Year with Our Annual Banquet November 11, 2021

ACBA Marks the End of Another Year with Our Annual Banquet

November 11, 2021

As seen by the beautifully decorated cake (right), our end of the season banquet was held with a great turnout of members who also enjoyed a scrumptious brisket smoked by Randy Baldwin, as well as numerous side dishes so that no one “left hungry!”

We now go into diapause - entomologically speaking for hibernation - until March of next year. But that doesn’t mean we don’t stay connected with any beekeeping issues, so if there are questions about what you should be doing to keep your hive(s) healthy, drop us a line here!

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Local Beekeeper Video

From ACBA member Helen Baldwin: I'm sharing a beautiful video done by Maddee Burt, a rising senior at UNC Chapel Hill.

- Maddee, along with other students, coaches, and professors, arrived in Ashe County last month to document some local stories. Maddee chose beekeeping.

- The video features our own Jim Rash and Kim and Wayne Pitts, new (and very productive!) members of ACBA.

- My Bee’s Keeper is just under 4 minutes long. You’ll be sorry when it ends!

Click here to view My Bee's Keeper on Vimeo...

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Regular ACBA Meeting August 12, 2021

Regular ACBA Meeting

August 12, 2021

- The ACBA held a regular membership meeting on August 12th...use the below link to see information on Facebook about the meeting during which H. S. Greene from Hidden Happiness Beekeeping Farm gave a presentation on hives.

- Visit Hidden Happiness's web site here.

Open the Facebook link here:

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Ashe County Beekeeping Association Regular Meeting May 13, 2021
Ashe County Beekeeping Association Regular Meeting

Ashe County Beekeeping Association Regular Meeting

May 13, 2021

Journeyman beekeeper, Randy Baldwin of Jefferson, NC, Honey B's Bees and Honey spoke about catching swarms. Although sparsely attended, the meeting was held outdoors in the WJ Pavilion below the Ashe County Library. It was good to be back in person even though the temperature was a bit "nippy"!

Thanks, Randy!

Photo #1 (top right) - Demonstrating the set-up for catching swarms.

Photo #2 (bottom right) - Setting swarm-catching box on white towel (if swarm is low; white sheet if swarm is high).

Photo #3 (thumbnail photo right) - Swarm-catching bag - easy and effective!

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HiveTracks for ACBA Members

May 14, 2020

Our thanks to James Wilkes for hosting the Zoom meeting this past Thursday. We had about a dozen attendees with the discussion focused on swarming, splits and queens. Following up on the meeting, a note from the HiveTracks team regarding free licenses for our members.

Thank you for letting me and the Hive Tracks team join in on this month's Ashe County Beekeepers Association club meeting! This is just a reminder about our previous discussion about us offering free Hive Tracks accounts to all ACBA club members. As mentioned above, all we need for club members to participate is to fill out this quick questionnaire https://forms.gle/rr5SE8HQkhiEX39X8- we will follow up with each member individually to get their account situated and/or up to date.

I'm here to help, so please feel free to contact me directly (ethan@hivetracks.com) with any questions.

We look forward to a successful 2020 season!

Best,

Ethan Walton

ethan@hivetracks.com

www.hivetracks.com

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LET'S ALL WORK TO "SAVE THE BEES"

April 1-30, 2020

Here's an urgent message from Bee Informed Partnership about the need for all beekeepers to take an important survey to assist in the oversight and management of bees everywhere:

Dear Beekeepers,

This is an Urgent message from Bee Informed Partnership, we need your help!

A lot of you know that BIP’s annual National Colony Loss & Management Survey is live from April 1-30.

What a lot of you may NOT know is that despite the large amounts of Americans who are stuck at home, only a staggering 1/3rd of normal participating beekeepers have responded so far to the survey.

These are hard times to wrap our heads around and a lot of us are finding it harder to focus on things other than remembering to take a shower, making sure our teeth are brushed, and HOPEFULLY caring for our bees (one of my most welcomed distractions). While we are all still learning to navigate these new challenges, the BIP team is working hard to gather data on loss and management of honey bees from April 1, 2019 to April 1, 2020. In order to do that, we urgently need your help.

We’re writing to ask that all 2019 beekeepers visit beeinformed.org/take-survey and complete the 2019-2020 National Colony Loss & Management Survey!

BIP needs help raising awareness and encouraging participants to complete the survey! Please share this with your beekeeping clubs

Take the Bee Informed Partnership (BIP) Survey here:

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May 14, 2020

Our thanks to James Wilkes for hosting the Zoom meeting this past Thursday. We had about a dozen attendees with the discussion focused on swarming, splits and queens. Following up on the meeting, a note from the HiveTracks team regarding free licenses for our members.

Thank you for letting me and the Hive Tracks team join in on this month's Ashe County Beekeepers Association club meeting! This is just a reminder about our previous discussion about us offering free Hive Tracks accounts to all ACBA club members. As mentioned above, all we need for club members to participate is to fill out this quick questionnaire https://forms.gle/rr5SE8HQkhiEX39X8- we will follow up with each member individually to get their account situated and/or up to date.

I'm here to help, so please feel free to contact me directly (ethan@hivetracks.com) with any questions.

We look forward to a successful 2020 season!

Best,

Ethan Walton

ethan@hivetracks.com

www.hivetracks.com

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