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The Johnston County Beekeeper's Association met on Monday, February 18, 2013.  The
meeting began with a 30 minute question and answer/discussion session, followed by
speaker, Mandy Hughes from the USDA Farm Service Agency.  She spoke on how to obtain
a farm number from the federal government, apply for non-insured crop disaster insurance
(to assist in covering honey loss due to a natural disaster), and how to obtain money to cover
losses of equipment due to drought, tornadoes, disease, etc.

The Johnston County Beekeeper's Association met on Monday, January 21, 2013.  Pam
Daughtry, RN from the Johnston County Health Department, presented a program on
Anaphylaxis and Epipen Training.  Attendees received a Certificate of Attendance certifying
the completion of the course.

Prior to selling bees in North Carolina, a person shall obtain a permit from NCDA&CS. (Note to North Carolina residents: Contact your local inspector for an appointment).

A permit is not required for:

  1. the sale of less than 10 bee hives in a calendar year,
  2. at one time going -out-of-business sale of less than 50 bee hives, or
  3. the renting of bees for pollination purposes or the movement of bees to gather honey.

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Johnston County Beekeeper's Association
Monthly Meeting Announcement

Date: February 18, 2013

Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location: Johnston Livestock Arena {520 County Home Road, Smithfield, NC}

Speaker: Mandy Hughes; Program Technician with the USDA Farm Service Agency

Topic: "Farm Service Agency and Beekeepers"

Subject Covered: Mandy will be talking about the 3 services that are being offered to help beekeepers through the USDA's Farm Service Agency.  The programs they have will benefit anyone who has bees.  It does not matter if you have 1 or 500 hives.  All beekeepers are asked to come and learn about the programs being offered to help beekeepers from the federal level.

Meeting Location Change ~ we will be meeting at the Johnston Livestock Arena this month. And Only This Month. Click here for directions.