Several members of the Person County Beekeepers Association manage The Community Apiary in Hurdle Mills. Everyone is invited to come out and work in the apiary along side us to get mentoring and hands on experience. You don't even have to be a beekeeper!
Current hive styles either in use or recently used at the apiary:
Langstroth Hives & Nucs
Top Bar Hives
Some techniques that have been demonstrated:
Chemical Varroa Mite Treatments (Formic Acid, Apivar, OA)
Splits (Walkaway, Swarm Control, Mississippi Split)
Queen Castling Queen Rearing
Some upcoming techniques/hives for 2021:
Chemical Free Mite Treatments
Anel (plastic hives) & Layens
Community Apiary Days
Look for our event announcements through our google group email list or on our Facebook page. We tend to be out at the apiary every other weekend from March-October. Times and days of the week change depending on weather, temperature, and conflicting events.