Dr. Tarpy, Valentines and Bees
Come hear Dr. David Tarpy NCSU - Extension Entomology Program
at the Madison County Beekeepers meeting on February 14, 2011.
David Tarpy - NCSU, will share current research in NC and Southeast,
update on CCD & Africanized honeybees
This chapter usually meets on the third Monday of each month but Dr. Tarpy was scheduled 2 years ago! Come to the Madison County Cooperative Extension Service Center, 258 Carolina Lane Marshall, NC 28753 (ph. 828 649-2411).
Meetings typically begin with a pot-luck dinner at 6:00 pm followed by the program at 6:30 pm. "The supper will definitely be better than fighting the V-day crowds at the restaurants and St. Valentine was also the patron saint of beekeeping! Hope to see you there" says president, Jon Christie.
Madison County Beekeepers
Upcoming Meetings in 2011 (check back for updates and revisions)
February 14 (second Monday this month)
Dr. David Tarpy - NCSU, current research in NC and Southeast, update on CCD & Africanized honeybees
Lady Cerell, beekeeping trip to Italy
Phil Holbert, Spring management, preparing for honey flow.
Ed Buchanan – Master Beekeeper from Buncombe Co.
Carl Chesick, new WNC Center for Honeybee Research
Juliana Rangel - NCSU, swarming and supersedure behaviors, queen rearing (tentative)
Jack Hanel – regional NCDA bee inspector, season overview & preparing for winter
Steve Langfeld - Buncombe County Bee Club, pollen, allergies, honey and healing
Contests: best-tasting honey & honey-containing dish
Greg Rodgers – Haw Creek Honey, commercial beekeeping