First let me thank everyone who volunteered to staff the NCBA booth and demonstration hive at this year’s Nevada County Fair. This year all the time slots were filled quickly so if you were unable to find a time that fit in your schedule try again next year especially if you haven’t done so before. It’s a lot of fun and even if you’re not an expert you’ll be surprised at how much you know. Thanks also to all who attended the booth clean up and BBQ although the great food was incentive enough to be there. Special thanks to Leslie Gault for stepping in to organize the BBQ.
Congratulations to all who were awarded ribbons for their honey entries. I was glad to see our club so well represented in all categories. I heard from several first year beekeepers who wanted to participate this year but didn’t have any honey yet so next year it looks like we may have even more entries.
As usual our September meeting is on Labor Day, I know many people are out of town or have guests but try to make it if you can. The attendance is typically low making it a fun intimate meeting, and it’s a great time to ask questions if you are hesitant to speak up during our usually well attended meetings.
The Nevada County Beekeepers Association is a diverse group of professionals and hobbiest, men and women, young and old, with a keen interest in promoting the well being of honey bees and their habitat while enjoying their amazing benefits. The NCBA strives to promote education on beekeeping and agriculture by providing the latest news and techniques in these fields.
The club members meet once a month on the first Monday at 7pm and visitors are always welcome. All meetings are held in the Veterans Memorial Building at 255 South Auburn Street, Grass Valley, CA. Entrance is off the back parking lot, in Grass Valley at 7pm. The August meeting is always moved to the County Fair Grounds with a fair booth clean up following by a barbeque social.
- Any questions about bees?
- Always wanted to get bees?
- Questions about honey production?
- Have some information to share?
- Wondering about pollination in your garden or orchard?
- Have some bees or equipment to sell?
- Want to meet some great folks?
Join our lively question and answer session starting promptly at 7pm followed by refreshements, brief business discussion, raffle and a great program.