CPBA Tentative Calendar

2020 CPBA~ Calendar of Events

JANUARY

CPBA Apiary

  • Dates to be announced via email to membership prior to inspection(s)
  • Lead Inspector/advisor:
    • Mike Kutkuhn / 252-497-0321 / ss_camaro_1978@yahoo.com

January 12th (Sunday): 12 till 5 pm Beginning in Beekeeping CLASS Session #1 of 5 “FREE” session

January 19th (Sunday): 12 till 5 pm Beginning in Beekeeping Class Session #2of 5

January 21st (Tuesday): BEE CLUB MEETING 7PM TO 9PM

  • Educational Topic:
    • PURCHASING honey bees
    • NUCS: thrown vs grown
    • Packages – the way they are assembled and how that impacts you
    • Apiary Inspection Service: why this is important
  • Discussion Moderator – Michael O’Connor

January 26th ( Sunday) : noon till 5pm Beginning in Beekeeping Class Session #3 of 5

FEBRUARY

CPBA Apiary

  • Dates to be announced via email to membership
  • Lead Inspector/advisor:
    • Will Johnson / 252-474-4564 / newbernwillsusanevin@yahoo.com

February 2nd (Sunday): 12:30 till 5:30 pm Beginning in Beekeeping Class – Session #4 of 5

February 8th (Saturday)

  • 10am til 4pm Community Appreciation Day at Tryon Palace; Educational Display/ Club representatives for beekeeping
  • Contact Hadley Cheris at hcherismatic@gmail.com or 919-971-8580 if you are available to help

February 9th (Sunday): 12:30 till 5:30 pm : Beginning in Beekeeping Class – Session #5 of 5

February 18th (Tuesday): BEE CLUB MEETING 7 pm to 9pm

  • Educational topic:
    • Starvation / Feeding Bees (syrup, fondant, patties Discussion)
  • Moderator : TBA

February 22nd (Saturday): Woodenware WORKSHOP

MARCH

CPBA Apiary

  • Dates to be announced via email to membership
  • Lead Inspector/advisor:
    • James Carroll / 252-474-4406 / beckycarroll2@msn.com

March 3rd and 4th (Tuesday and Wednesday):

March 5th, 6th, & 7th (Thursday thru Saturday):

  • NCSBA – SPRING MEETING held at NEW BERN CONVENTION CENTER
    VENDORS – PRODUCTS – SEMINARS – WORKSHOPS
  • NCSBA Master Beekeeper Program TESTING available
    *need NCSBA membership number for reduced admittance cost
  • See state association website for details: www.ncbeekeepers.org

March 17th (Tuesday): BEE CLUB MEETING 7 pm to 9pm

  • Educational topic:
    • Ready for Spring
    • Checking (count) for Varroa Mites
    • What to do about it “now”
    • Adding equipment when, how
    • ( 70% rule? / varroa treatment vs honey supers / checker-boarding
    • Should you checkerboard brood or just the stores?)
    • Controlling Swarms
    • Making Splits
  • Presenter and Discussion Moderator: TBA

APRIL

CPBA Apiary

  • Dates to be announced via email to membership
  • Lead Inspector/advisor:
    • Freda Pyron / 252-514-6678 / fpyron1064@hotmail.com

April 21st (Tuesday): BEE CLUB MEETING 7 pm to 9pm

  • Educational topic:
    • Hive Inspections
    • Techniques and reasons
  • Presenter &/or Discussion Moderator: Hadley Cheris

MAY

CPBA Apiary

  • Dates to be announced via email to membership
  • Lead Inspector/advisor:
    • Bill & Dj Moran / 252-638-8292 / djtampa@aol.com

May 19th ( Tuesday ): BEE CLUB MEETING 7 pm to 9pm

  • Educational topic:
    • Current Research Update – New Technologies
  • Presenter:
    • TBA – NCSU researcher – grad or post grad student

JUNE

CPBA Apiary

  • Dates to be announced via email to membership
  • Lead Inspector/advisor:
    • Mike Marsh / 252-876-1280 / mike@marshconsulting.org

June 13th (TBD –Saturday) Honey EXTRACTION … and… CLUB PICNIC

  • EXTRACTION possibility from CPBA hives
    At the Bee Yard and at Zaytoun’s
  • THERE WILL BE A CLUB “PICNIC” concurrent with an extraction. Details forthcoming.
  • If there is not an extraction – the club “picnic” may be moved to the Moran’s

June 16th (Tuesday): BEE CLUB MEETING 7 pm to 9pm

  • Educational topic:
    • “Everything Honey”
    • Refractometers / Polariscope
    • Extracting from the hive
    • Extracting in the ‘honey house’
    • Labelling – Laws vs Recommendations
    • Contests – Why bother?
    • Marketing
    • HONEY TASTING CPBA contest
  • Presenter &/or Discussion Moderator: TBA

June 27th (Saturday):

  • Honey Bee Appreciation Day at Poor Charlies – Craig Foskit
    • An open public display – membership encouraged to participate

JULY

CPBA Apiary

  • The CPBA Apiary (bee yard)
  • Dates to be announced via email to membership
  • Lead Inspector/advisor:
    • Mike Kutkuhn / 252-497-0321/ ss_camaro_1978@yahoo.com

July 16th, 17th, & 18th THURSDAY / FRIDAY /SATURDAY:

  • NCSBA – SUMMER MEETING – Flat Rock NC
    • VENDORS – PRODUCTS – SEMINARS – WORKSHOPS
      CONTESTS – DINNER
  • NCSBA Master Beekeeper Program TESTING available

July 21st (TUESDAY): BEE CLUB MEETING 7 pm to 9pm

  • Educational topic:
    • VARROA management
  • Presenter:
    • Round-Table discussion – moderated/lead-by Hadley Cheris

AUGUST

CPBA Apiary

  • Dates to be announced via email to membership
  • Lead Inspector/advisor:
    • Freda Pyron / 252-514-6678 / fpyron1064@hotmail.com

August 18th (TUESDAY): BEE CLUB MEETING 7 pm to 9pm

  • Educational topic:
    • Analyzing hives, and determining potential over-winter losses (combination)
  • Presenter:
    • Adolphus Leonard, NCDA&CS regional inspector
  • * formation of Nominating Cmte. For next year’s CPBA officer slate*

SEPTEMBER

CPBA Apiary

  • Dates to be announced via email to membership
  • Lead Inspector/advisor:
    • James Carroll / 252-637-9483/beckycarroll2@msn.com

September 15th (Tuesday): BEE CLUB MEETING 7 pm to 9pm

  • Educational topic:
    • Bee Plants: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly
  • Presenter:
    • Hadley Cheris, Tryon Palace Gardens and Greenhouse Manager

OCTOBER

CPBA Apiary

  • Dates to be announced via email to membership
  • Lead Inspector/advisor:
    • Bill & Dj Moran / 252-638-8292 / djtampa@aol.com

OCTOBER 10th and 11th : SATURDAY / SUNDAY

  • MUMFEST – Work the CPBA information booth
    • Committee: Will & Susan Johnson / Lisa & Michael Zaytoun

October dates TBD :

  • NC STATE FAIR ( Raleigh ) – dates to be advised / participation encouraged

October: date and location tbd:

  • “fall regional” NCSBA Master Beekeeper Program TESTING

October 20th (Tuesday): BEE CLUB MEETING 7 pm to 9pm

  • Educational topic:
    • Record Keeping
  • Presenter:
    • Pat Jones – NCDA&CS Deputy Director of Structural Pest & Pesticides
  • *Election of 2021 officers for CPBA

NOVEMBER

CPBA Apiary

  • Dates to be announced via email to membership
  • Lead Inspector/advisor:
    • Will Johnson / 252-474-4564 / newbernwillsusanevin@yahoo.com

NOVEMBER 17th (TUESDAY): CPBA HOLIDAY DINNER

  • *note – thanksgiving is November 26
  • NOTE: There is not a regular CPBA meeting in November or December
    STILL IN NEED OF HOLIDAY DINNER COORDINATORS

DECEMBER

CPBA Apiary

  • Dates to be announced via email to membership
  • Lead Inspector/advisor:
    • Mike Marsh / 252-876-1280 / mike@marshconsulting.com