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November Beekeeping Meeting

Johnston County Beekeeper’s Association

Monthly Meeting

Date: November 10, 2014 (Please Note the Change in date to the 2nd Monday)

Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: Johnston County Agricultural Center (2736 NC Highway 210, Smithfield, NC 27577)
Speaker: TBA

Due to the Thanksgiving holiday the meetings for November have to be moved up one week to accommodate the Farm City Week Banquet.
See you next Monday,

November Meeting Date Change

The November meeting will be held on November 10th. This will be one week early.

Bee Prepared for November 2014


  • Store your equipment away for the winter


  • Rake all leaves and dead grass away from the colony to prevent fire
  • Cut tall grass
  • Fence apiary to protect the colonies from livestock
  • Check all tops to be sure they are waterproof
  • Place a weight on the outer cover to prevent the wind from blowing the top off the hive
  • Finish up all winterization preparations of your hives
  • On a cold day when the bees are all inside, weed-eat around your hives


  • Feed
    • 1 gallon of 2:1 sugar syrup
    • Add 7/8 teaspoon of Fumidil-B
    • Feed light hives as long as sugar water does not freeze
  • Top ventilate all colonies
  • Don’t check for brood
    • The cluster defines the brood location

Johnston County, NC