Register Now for Beekeeping Workshop

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Varroa mite on honey bee pupa. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Varroa mite on honey bee pupa. Photo by Debbie Roos.

The Chatham County Center of North Carolina Cooperative Extension will offer a beekeeping workshop as part of its Enhancing Sustainability Series on Monday, June 1, 2015 from 6:00-9:00 p.m. in the auditorium of the Agriculture Building in Pittsboro. The workshop will focus on Managing Varroa Mites & Small Hive Beetles in Honey Bee Hives. These pests can cause significant damage to honey bees and severely weaken a colony if not kept under control. The program will be presented by NCDA Apiary Inspector Nancy Ruppert.

Nancy will discuss life cycles for each pest and the damage they can inflict and go into depth on management techniques to minimize destruction. Case studies will be used to practice applying the information in a practical manner.

Visit the workshop section of the Growing Small Farms website for a detailed agenda and to download a registration form. Deadline to register is May 27!

Mark your calendar for these upcoming Enhancing Sustainability Workshops offered by Chatham County Cooperative Extension. Registration is not yet open but details will be released soon.

July 20: Introduction to Managing your Land for Wildlife: What Landowners Need to Know
7:00-9:00 pm at the Agriculture Building Auditorium in Pittsboro

August 3: Bats on the Farm Can Help with Pest Management
7:00-9:30 pm at the Silk Hope Farm Heritage Center in Silk Hope

August 10 and August 17: Beginner Cut Flower Production
9:00 am-5:00 pm at the Agriculture Building Auditorium in Pittsboro (August 10) and 9:00 am-1:00 pm at Perry-winkle Farm (August 17)

August 31: Alternatives to Standard Pine Plantations
7:00-9:00 pm at the Agriculture Building Auditorium in Pittsboro

September 14: Working Lands Conservation Options
7:00-9:30 pm at the Silk Hope Farm Heritage Center in Silk Hope

September 28: Heirloom Tomato Production
1:00-5:00 pm at the Silk Hope Farm Heritage Center in Silk Hope

October 3 and October 5: Create a Pollinator Paradise Workshop and Garden Tour
2:00-5:00 pm at the Agriculture Building Auditorium in Pittsboro

October 12: Managing your Land to Attract Non-game Wildlife
7:00-9:00 pm at the Agriculture Building Auditorium in Pittsboro

November 16: Wildlife Workshop – topic to be determined based on stakeholder feedback
7:00-9:00 pm at the Agriculture Building Auditorium in Pittsboro

December 7: Tools and Insights to Help Woodland Landowners Adapt to Climate Change
Agriculture Building Auditorium in Pittsboro

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Photo of Debbie RoosDebbie RoosExtension Agent, Agriculture - Sustainable / Organic Production (919) 542-8244 debbie_roos@ncsu.eduChatham County, North Carolina
Updated on Apr 21, 2015
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