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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.

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2013 Spring Beginners Beekeeping Workshop
March 16 – 17, 2013

Class: Saturday, March 16th, from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Location: Raleigh Police Club, 3500 Leonard Rd.
Knightdale/Raleigh, NC

Practical: Sunday, March 17th
1 p.m. – until all participants have tested
Location: Wake County Cooperative Center
4011 Carya Drive, Raleigh, NC 27610-2921
(Test location subject to change)

Please mail payment and all completed registration form(s) to:
Neil Woodcock, WCBA Treasurer
1520 Wescott Drive Raleigh, NC 27614

Testing will be offered for certification through the North Carolina Master Beekeeper Program. A written certified beekeeping test will be administered before the end of class on Saturday. A practical test where participants demonstrate hands-on experience in the hives will be offered on Sunday. Taking these tests is optional but highly encouraged. For additional information about the testing and certification process, please visit the North Carolina State Beekeeping Association website and look under “Master Beekeeper.”

Workshop cost: $50.00 / person, non refundable

The fee includes:

  • a copy of First Lessons in Beekeeping by Keith Delaplane
  • informational handouts
  • one year WCBA & NCSBA memberships
  • hot dog lunch (Saturday)
  • optional testing opportunities

Registration deadline: Monday, March 4, 2013