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End of Year Regular Meeting of ACBA October 14, 2021

End of Year Regular Meeting of ACBA

October 14, 2021

* After a good turnout at our October regular meeting where Burton Beasley spoke about fall/winter prep, we doled out a lot of door prizes! We're really glad to be back in our ACBA ‘home.'

* But that was THEN and this is NOW! We hope everyone is looking forward to next month's potluck dinner which is always a high point in closing out another year of beekeeping in Ashe County.

* Stay tuned to this posting to learn about planning and preparation as well as how everyone can help!

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Regular Meeting October 14, 2021

Regular Meeting

October 14, 2021

- The upcoming regular meeting of the ACBA will be back at the Extension Office.

- The speaker will be Burton Beasley, who will talk about fall/winter prep.

- Meeting is still at 7pm, with refreshments @ 6:30.

Also, seating is limited to @ 25 attendees (masks recommended by the County Extension Director), so please call 336-982-8289 or email ashebeekeepers@gmail.com to reserve a spot.

Seating is limited to @ 25 attendees (masks recommended by the County Extension Director), so please call 336-982-8289 or email ashebeekeepers@gmail.com to reserve a spot.

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MAY MEETING via ZOOM

May 14, 2020

We are having our first virtual ACBA meeting this Thursday, May 14th via Zoom. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 7:00 pm but the Zoom link will be opened at 6:45 to allow everyone to get connected. We will discuss two topics, splits and queen rearing. James Wilkes is hosting the call with his Zoom account...thank you James. Click here for the link to join this meeting. (Password: 554109)

I'm anxious for the group to get back together in a safe way and excited to learn how you're all doing and how your bees are getting along this spring.

Looking forward to seeing you on Thursday.

Paul Woods

(919) 259-3999

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May April Meeting - CANX May 14, 2020

May April Meeting - CANX

May 14, 2020

* There will be no May meeting for ACBA, Alleghany, Wilkes, or Watauga.

* Info regarding the June meeting will be passed along as soon as possible.

* Be sure to check out web sites and Facebook pages for the above groups. All are listed below (Watauga is in the process of getting a new web site)

* Hope everyone is staying healthy and staying put unless absolutely necessary. We can be thankful the bees can venture out!

Ashe - https://www.ashebeekeepers.org/ / Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ashecountybeekeepersassociation?fref=ts

Watauga - https://www.facebook.com/groups/173968829310745/

Alleghany - https://www.facebook.com/groups/227271690730610/

Wilkes - http://www.beekeepersofwilkes.org/ / Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/beeksofwilkes/

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ACBA April Meeting - CANX April 9, 2020

ACBA April Meeting - CANX

April 9, 2020

* There will be no April meeting for ACBA, Alleghany, Wilkes, or Watauga.

* Info regarding the May meeting will be passed along as soon as possible.

* Be sure to check out web sites and Facebook pages for the above groups. All are listed below (Watauga is in the process of getting a new web site)

* Hope everyone is staying healthy and staying put unless absolutely necessary. We can be thankful the bees can venture out!

Ashe - https://www.ashebeekeepers.org/ / Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ashecountybeekeepersassociation?fref=ts

Watauga - https://www.facebook.com/groups/173968829310745/

Alleghany - https://www.facebook.com/groups/227271690730610/

Wilkes - http://www.beekeepersofwilkes.org/ / Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/beeksofwilkes/

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A Message to WCBA Members from Pam Anderson

March 16, 2020

I have just talked with the Extension Center staff. All meetings at the Center will be cancelled for the next four weeks. This means our April meeting will be cancelled.

Additionally, the second and third meetings (April 4th and April 7th) of the Beginning Beekeeping/Mentoring course will be postponed. I'll be working with Extension Center staff and our instructors to reschedule the class dates, but I probably will not know the new dates until mid-April. I will notify the students of the new class dates as soon as they are scheduled. Any student wishing to withdraw from the course at this point will receive a refund. Students should notify me of their intention to withdraw by the end of this week.

As the mother of a physician who is on the front lines fighting this epidemic, may I ask that you keep our healthcare workers in your thoughts and prayers?

May God see us all safely through this difficult time,

Pam Anderson 🐝

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ACBA Monthly Meeting March 12, 2020

ACBA Monthly Meeting

March 12, 2020

* The 1st regular meeting of the Ashe County Beekeeping Association will be Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 7:00 PM at the Agricultural Center Building in West Jefferson. Pizza will be served @ 6:30.

* The meeting will be held at the Ashe County Agricultural Center Office, located at 134 Government Center Drive in Jefferson, NC.

NOTES FROM HELEN:

* It’s already March again - time for ACBA to buzz back into action! I’m not sure how that happened, but here we are.

* For our first meeting of 2020, Jim Rash will focus on spring hive inspections. In addition, he and Marna, our new program chairperson, will share some of what they learned at the NCSBA spring meeting the past few days.

* Dues for 2020 will be collected Thursday, so if you’d like to get that out of the way, Liam will be happy to oblige. Dues remain the same: Individual - $10, Family - $15. Also, You may join NCSBA or renew your membership online - https://www.ncbeekeepers.org/membership/join-or-renew-now. Don’t worry if you can’t remember your NCSBA membership number - https://www.ncbeekeepers.org/membership/member-number-recovery. Membership in the state group, $15/person, is suggested but not required.

* I know I’m not alone in sensing the loss of Bob Cole as we head back into the routine. I was one of several members who attended Bob’s poignant service last month. Before I pulled out of our driveway in the dreary, drippy, chilly weather, I was surprised - or not! - to notice a bee hovering on the windshield. I doubt I was the only one and hope that the presence of Bob's bees has comforted his widow, Susan. It will definitely not be the same without Bob, a founding member of ACBA, in our midst, but what knowledge and respect for bees he left behind! His was an extraordinary life, extending way beyond beekeeping. He is missed by many, many folks.

* PLEASE NOTE: Emailed meeting reminders will continue to be sent to those who desire to remain on the list. However, only paid members will receive other kinds of news and updates. If you aren’t in a position to attend the upcoming meeting or the one in April, please make arrangements to mail your dues to:

ACBA

PO Box 223

Jefferson, NC 28640

* Finally, If you would like to be removed from any mailing list associated with ACBA, just let me know as soon as possible.

* Hope to see you Thursday at the Extension Office and hear good news about your bees! As usual, the meeting starts at 7pm, but pizza and Maggie’s goodies will be available at 6:30, so come early! There will be door prizes, too!

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