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ACBA HOLDS 1ST MEETING IN 2022

March 10, 2022

What an exciting past few days we've had with springtime temperatures and seeing all the honeybee activity! This is a quick reminder that our first meeting of the year is this Thursday, March 10 at 7PM at the Ashe County Agricultural Extension Office (134 Government Cir #202, Jefferson, NC 28640).

We plan to introduce the new officers and board members and discuss several items of new business. Later, we will have an open floor discussion with Q&A led by Jim Rash related to what you can expect in your bee yard in March and April. Expect to learn more about the lessons learned in the recent NCSBA Spring meeting as we discuss avoiding the risks of late cold snaps, swarms, spits, installing nucs, Spring treatments, etc.

Feel free to bring a snack to share with the group. Also, we always love door prizes if you have something you would like to donate. Invite your friends!

David Tanner will be collecting 2022 dues 😊

Best regards,

Wayne Pitts

ACBA President

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REGULAR MEETING WILL BE A POTLUCK DINNER AS ALWAYS! November 11, 2021

REGULAR MEETING WILL BE A POTLUCK DINNER AS ALWAYS!

November 11, 2021

One week from tonight (Thursday, November 11, at 7pm) is the final gathering of ACBA until March. As usual, we will wrap up in style with a potluck dinner! We’ll return to the Extension Office behind Bojangles in Jefferson.

For the past few years, Randy has smoked a brisket and is game to do that again, providing he can find a good one; if not, have no fear - we’ll still eat well! ACBA will be funding the meat as it has in the past.

For the rest of the spread, it’s up to the rest of us!

Ideas for contributions: veggies, salads, breads, desserts, bottled water, condiments. Chips, soft drinks, and other types of meat dishes have also been brought in the past. Nothing will be turned down! If we need paper products/utensils, we’ll get them.

Please let me know what you’d like to bring so that folks who offer to bring what’s needed will know what that is! And if you haven’t yet let me know that you’re coming, please let me know that as well.

In wrapping up the year, we’ll also be shifting more than a few gears on the ACBA board. There are several spots to fill, so please consider volunteering for one! Participation on the board provides an opportunity to work with some entertaining, industrious fellow bee lovers. It's fun and easy, so there’s absolutely no reason to shy away :)

A final meeting reminder will be sent out early next week.

Email: Contact Helen Baldwin here:

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REGULAR MEETING WILL BE A POTLUCK DINNER AS ALWAYS! November 11, 2021

REGULAR MEETING WILL BE A POTLUCK DINNER AS ALWAYS!

November 11, 2021

One week from tonight (Thursday, November 11, at 7pm) is the final gathering of ACBA until March. As usual, we will wrap up in style with a potluck dinner! We’ll return to the Extension Office behind Bojangles in Jefferson.

For the past few years, Randy has smoked a brisket and is game to do that again, providing he can find a good one; if not, have no fear - we’ll still eat well! ACBA will be funding the meat as it has in the past.

For the rest of the spread, it’s up to the rest of us!

Ideas for contributions: veggies, salads, breads, desserts, bottled water, condiments. Chips, soft drinks, and other types of meat dishes have also been brought in the past. Nothing will be turned down! If we need paper products/utensils, we’ll get them.

Please let me know what you’d like to bring so that folks who offer to bring what’s needed will know what that is! And if you haven’t yet let me know that you’re coming, please let me know that as well.

In wrapping up the year, we’ll also be shifting more than a few gears on the ACBA board. There are several spots to fill, so please consider volunteering for one! Participation on the board provides an opportunity to work with some entertaining, industrious fellow bee lovers. It's fun and easy, so there’s absolutely no reason to shy away :)

A final meeting reminder will be sent out early next week.

Email: Contact Helen Baldwin here:

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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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