NOTE: CHANGE OF VENUE: Instead of the KDH library, our next regular meeting of the Outer Banks BeeKeepers’ Guild on the second Wednesday, August 9, will be a social/group extraction/learning event at Denise Deacon’s house in Kitty Hawk!
When: Wednesday, August 9
Where: 1101 Colleton Ave., Kitty Hawk (detailed directions below)
Time: Extraction… anytime after 5:00 p.m until ?
Food and Drinks… anytime after 5:00 p.m until ?
Speakers… from 7:00 p.m until about 7:30 p.m.
Extraction: As we did last year, we’ll have the A/C cranking in the garage for added comfort We plan to have three extractors and uncapping equipment set up and available for anyone who would like to extract…bring one frame or many – a whole box or two! Be sure to bring your own receptacle with a tight lid in which to carry your honey home. We’ll have ziplocks so that you can keep your own cappings if you’d like, and large bags to transport your supers with wet frames back home. Come early if you are able, any time after 5:00! We’ll keep ‘em spinning through the evening until everyone’s finished.
Food & Drinks: The Guild will provide sandwiches, fruit & veggie trays, chips and pecan bars. A selection of beers & wines, soft drinks and bottled water will be on hand. Please feel free to bring a covered dish to share if you’d like and your own beverage of choice if you’re particular!
Guest Speakers: Paul & Cheryl Newbold from the Elizabeth City group (Beekeepers of the Albemarle), will be here to speak about proper honey handling and preparation for honey judging contests. Paul is head of the NCSBA Master Beekeeper’s Program, and Cheryl is our NCSBA Regional Director, so they will also be available to answer any questions we’d like to pose!
Social: EVEN IF YOU HAVE NO HONEY TO EXTRACT AT THE MOMENT, come on out to meet others and learn something new from the Newbolds! Feel free to come by at any time during the evening for however long you can stay.
DIRECTIONS: Address is 1101 Colleton Ave. in Kitty Hawk. At the Chevy dealer near the Wright Memorial Bridge, turn south onto Barlow Lane. Follow Barlow back into the neighborhood, it takes a sharp curve left and immediate sharp right – don’t turn off onto Pine Hill. Continue a short way on Barlow until the pavement turns into a packed gravel road… keep going just a little further and you’ll find it! Dark brown craftsman-style house with white trim, beehives in front yard behind bamboo fence… surfboard street sign shows corner of Barlow & Colleton. Park along the sides in the grass wherever you can (we don’t have much of ANY traffic down this street), or in the driveway. (If you go much further past the house, the gravel turns to sand so be wary unless you have 4WD!)
Questions or comments? Feel free to call!
Denise Deacon, OBBG President, 252-722-3118