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The Passing of James Knox

It's with great sadness that we announce the passing of James Knox, a friend to beekeepers everywhere. Mr. Knox was a member of the Wake County Beekeepers, but well known to all in the region and served as a mentor to so many people. He'll be greatly missed. James was 84.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 pm on Friday, January 13, 2017 -- Details within: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/newsobserver/obituary.aspx?n=james-wiley-knox&pid=183571249

Winter

Ideally your bees are tucked in for the cold. Consider...
  • Try to ensure that prevailing winds are broken up
  • Ventilation to allow moist air to escape is important
    (a small twig cracking the top should be sufficient)
  • Make feed available, ideally in the hive with a frame feeder or similar.
  • Try not to open your hive when the air temperature is below 40 to 50 degrees. Ideally only open if the air temperature is over 60 and there is no cold breeze. And only open briefly.
And if you have not already done so...
  • If you have screen bottom boards, now is the time to cover them up. 
  • Minimize your hive entrances.
  • Take off extra equipment, empty supers.


Events and Activities

Visit our events page for a full list of upcoming activities.
Visit our meetings page for monthly meeting information.

The next several events...
  • Next meeting: October 26th. 7pm for mentors and mentees and folks looking to be either! 7:30pm meeting start!
  • NC State Fair: October 13 - 23


We are a small association of peers dedicated to furthering the knowledge of and interest in beekeeping in Franklin County, North Carolina.

Our club sprang to life in late 2007 due primarily to the efforts of Larry Green and a small group of people he recruited to help him. Franklin County has been until now, and may have always been, without a beekeepers association.

We are young, but rapidly growing. If you are interested in joining, please contact one of us or simply show up to a meeting. We'd love to have you.

Where we meet...

We meet 7:30pm on the last Wednesday of every month at the Franklin County Cooperative Extension located at 103 S Bickett Blvd, Louisburg, NC 27549.