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HCBA Elections

Our November meeting is the HCBA annual elections and we have several important positions open.  If you are interested in serving the club, please let Gary German know. His email is gary.l.german@gmail.com

The positions open are President, Vice President, Secretary,  Treasurer, and two board positions.

 


FALL REGIONAL TESTING
FOR THE NCSBA’s MASTER BEEKEEPER PROGRAM

The testing sites, dates, and times for the FALL REGIONAL TESTING for the Master Beekeeper Program have been established.

If you are intending on testing at one of the two locations PLEASE BRING YOUR NCSBA MEMBERHIP CARD WITH YOU
You MUST have a CURRENT NCSBA membership number. ( thanks)

If you are studying for an exam coming up in October, be sure to check out the Games and Quizzes on the NCSBA website.
They are new as of the first of September .
A good suggestion would be to go through all six as a refresher.

FALL REGIONAL TESTING
FOR THE NCSBA’s MASTER BEEKEEPER PROGRAM:

Please bring your NCSBA membership card with you ( You MUST have a current membership number)

EAST:
OCTOBER 7 2017
9 am till Noon
Craven County Cooperative Extension
300 Industrial Drive
New Bern, NC 28562

This facility is located just off the Clarks Exit of Highway 70
It is approximately 8 miles west of the city limits of New Bern.

All tests start at 9 am
NO TEST issued after 10 am
There will be: written testing for Certified, Journeyman & Master Levels
There will be practical exams for Journeyman and Master Levels only.
Certified Practical Exams will not be issued at this time/location.

WEST:
OCTOBER 21, 2017
9 am till NOON
N.C. Cooperative Extension Office at Wilkes County
416 Executive Drive
Wilkesboro, NC 28697

The web site, wilkes.ces.ncsu.edu has along side the title, “Wilkes County Center” a google icon for direction assistance.
We have been advised that the location is GPS challenged so
to help you locate the facility – note  that it is located off SR 421 at exit 285, north 500 feet to Executive Drive on the left.

All tests start at 9 am
NO TEST issued after 10 am
There will be: written testing for Certified, Journeyman & Master Levels
There will be practical exams for Journeyman and Master Levels only.
Certified Practical Exams will not be issued at this time/location.


Request for Speaker

Requests for an HCBA guest speaker may be directed to HCBA Director of External Communications, Kim Bailey, director1@hcbeekeepers.org


Stay Informed!

HCBA uses several communications vehicles:

  • The website @ hcbeekeepers.org will give a summary of club communications
  • The calendar of Events @ http://hcbeekeepers.org/hcba-calendar-of-events/ will provide specific details on scheduled events such as topic, date, time, location and and agenda. For directions via google maps, click on the icon next to the address.
  • Newsletters will be published approx monthly. For the most part, the content will mirror the website, with the addition of some unique articles.
  • Facebook @ https://www.facebook.com/groups/949391935125978/  (or search on Henderson County Beekeepers in facebook) will provide the opportunity to chat with fellow beekeepers via social media. Ask questions, post pictures, tell tall tales, share your beekeeping experiences. Although club communications will often find their way here, please use the website or Newsletter to stay abreast of events and happenings.
  • Twitter @ https://twitter.com/HCBeekeepers. If you follow hcbeekeepers, you will receive tweets (think text messages) regarding club news!
  • Periodic ‘special’ emails, such as the Michael Palmer seminar held early this year. The Newsletter represents the monthly email you will receive from HCBA.

Your Contact Information

HCBA member contact information (phone number and email address) is only used to contact members for ‘official’ club business!  Please keep your contact information up to date. To do so,  log in and update your profile.  Should you forget your password you may request a new password.
HCBA now has a ‘privacy policy.‘  HCBA will never share your personal information with 3rd parties!


Thank you for your support!

Sherman’s Sports and Army Store, Moe’s Original Bar B Que, Scarlet’s BoutiqueAttorney’s Title, Homestead Linens and Carolina Cottages for sponsoring Honey Bear  in Hendersonville’s Bearfootin’ Bears. The proceeds from the auction were generously donated to the HCBA, supporting our club and local pollinators!


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For event details please check our calendar of events

HCBA – Information by Beekeepers for Beekeepers!