Monthly Archives: April 2016

“Raising Queens” with Tim Service – May 9, 2016

Queen+beeMay 9, 2016
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Surry County Cooperative Extension Office [ map ]

Tim Service will be joining us to discuss his experience in raising queen bees. Tim is from Meadows of Dan, Virginia and raises New World Carniolans, Carniolans, and Pol-line Italian Queens.

Bee Yard Day – May 7, 2016

Saturday, May 7th, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Backup Rain Date: May 14th
Location: Albert Cockerham’s bee yard, 504 Arlington Street,
Mount Airy, NC 27030 [ map ]
Bring protective clothing and your smoker if you want help learning to light it and keep it going.

This is a chance for new beekeepers to get your hands in a hive, to ask experienced beekeepers questions about what you are seeing (or not seeing) and to gain some confidence working with bees. Mentors who will come to you are in short supply so please take advantage of this opportunity to get hands on help with the bees. This is also a great chance to get to know other beekeepers and for them to get to know you so when you have questions, you’ll have people you can call.

Bee Equipment for Sale

Long time beekeeper Jim Redman is selling off his beekeeping equipment.  In addition to hives and hive equipment, Jim also has some very nice honey extracting equipment.  Following are his suggested prices for the large items.  If you are interested, call or email Jim with an offer.
Contact Jim: or 336-401-3390

9-frame radial extractor –  $300.00
2 honey tanks                –  $75.00 each
Capping tank w/stand    –  $175.00
Double sieves, electric capping knife, full body suit (XL)
hive bodies, shallow supers (all w/frames and some w/new wax)
misc. items