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JCBA Members,

We will be meeting in person at the Ag Center on June 21, 2021.  We will start at 6:30pm with social time then transition to the meeting at 7pm.  We are opening the doors to 50 people max and will also be live streaming it.  Please remember Social Distancing of 6 feet. 

This month we will be raffling off a Nuc from the Club Apiary. Tickets will be $5 for 1 and $20 for 5.

We hope to see you at the Ag Center on June 21.

Mark

Pollination Network, a mobile app that helps local farmers and growers find bees and beekeepers, launched this week in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. The app helps beekeepers to find jobs with nearby growers, and it allows growers to post public listings and hire beekeepers within the app.

"It's become more and more difficult for growers to find bees over the years," said Brandon Bouye, owner and founder of the app. "But it's been just as hard for beekeepers to keep their hives growing and their businesses afloat. We wanted to change that."

When beekeepers download the app, they will have access to a map featuring job listings from growers across the country who need bees. They can filter by location, expected price rate, and quality of bees, and apply for jobs straight from the app.

Growers will be able to post listings from their smartphones, customizing each job listing to their specific needs. Then, employees at the Pollination Network headquarters will manage the listings and notify growers when a suitable beekeeper is found.

"Strengthening the grower-beekeeper relationship doesn't just improve a tiny corner of the economy," Bouye said. "It protects the environment, and it puts food on the table for people across the country."

The Pollination Network app can be downloaded for free in the Apple App Store and Google Play. For more detailed information, visit https://www.pollinationnetwork.com/.

Here is a message that was sent to all chapter clubs for all members from Rick Coor the NCSBA President;


North Carolina Beekeepers,

The USDA has a program for beekeepers that have certain honey bee losses. Please refer to the Farm Service Agency’s Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees and Farm-Raised Fish Program Fact Sheet for more information. The website is www.fsa.usda.gov/Assets/USDA-FSA-Public/usdafiles/FactSheets/2018/elap_fact_sheet_april2018.pdf

Please contact your local Farm Service Agency for assistance.

Rick Coor