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PCBA Events

The PCBA holds several events throughout the year on a variety of bee topics.  Below is a list of events either currently planned for this year or events we have held in the past and hope to schedule again in the coming year.

Meetings

The PCBA meets the third Thursday of the month at 6:30 PM for a social half hour then our meeting at the

Person County Office Building

304 South Morgan St., Roxboro, NC 27573

Bee School

There will be a 2 day bee school on March 16 & March 23, 2024

Queen Rearing
Upcoming queen rearing workshop (TBD)

Honey Extraction Workshop
The honey extraction workshop is tentatively planned for (TBD)

Wax Workshop
A wax workshop is tentatively planned for (TBD)

Equipment Building Workshop

The equipment building workshop is usually presented in February as part of the bee school. 

Community Apiary Days

Community apiary days are typically held every other weekend on Saturdays or Sundays depending on weather and temperature from March to October.

Community Outreach/Public Speaking

PCBA has several members who are happy to come out to local schools and clubs to discuss bees.  We also attend various events within the county and surrounding area to promote bees and pollinators.

NCSBA & Other Similar Conferences

Every year PCBA encourages its members to attend a variety of state and national conferences.  We also offer scholarships whenever possible to give our members the most opportunity to attend.  This year many of these conferences have moved to online Zoom events.


Person County Veterans Pollinator Garden

The PCBA is a proud sponsor of the Person County Veterans Pollinator Garden.  Each year we organize and/or participate in various landscaping field days to keep the garden looking its best.




Event calendar

    • 16 Mar 2024
    • 23 Mar 2024
    • 2 sessions
    • Cooperative Extension Auditorium 304 S. Morgan St. Roxboro, NC 27573
    Register

    March 16th will cover

    Intro to beekeeping

    Getting your bees

    Anatomy of bees

    Equipment, clothing and tools of the beekeeper

    Products of the hive

    Q&A

    Discussion of the Community Apiary


    March 23rd will cover

    Planting for bees

    Pests and threats to bees and hives

    Varroa mites

    Seasonal management/Calendar of beekeeping

    Review of full course & materials

    NCSBA Certified Beekeeper Written Test will be offered


    What does this include?

    2 Full Saturdays of classes

    Snacks/Water

    2024 PCBA Club membership

    NCSBA Master Beekeeping Certification Exam and Practical Exam

    Free mentoring from experienced beekeepers

    Free access to the Community Apiary


    What you will need?

    A bag lunch each day


    The class uses the textbook "The Beekeepers Handbook" which can be obtained here.


    Still have a question about Bee School?

    Send us an email at personcountybeekeepers@gmail.com

    or text/call us at (919) 599-4790



Person County Beekeepers Association

Address: PO Box 222 Hurdle Mills, NC 27541

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