The Chatham County Beekeepers’ Association has been inspiring and educating beekeepers since 1976.
We also promote beekeeping to the general public to raise awareness of the importance of bees to our local food system and our communities.
We hope you enjoy our website – please visit often as it grows. We invite you to attend one of our meetings or events. We welcome beekeepers of all levels of experience as well as folks interested in starting a hive or two.
April Monthly Meeting
On Thursday, April 20th, the Chatham County Beekeepers’ Association (CCBA) meets at 7:00 p.m. in the old Agricultural Building Auditorium in Pittsboro, NC.
Everyone is welcome to attend the meetings. You do NOT have to be a member of the CCBA to come to the meetings.
- 7:00-7:30 pm – Business meeting and local calendar (beekeeping tasks for the month)
- 7:30-9:00 pm – Todd Walker will be presenting on honeybee biology.
Todd Walker is a NC Master Beekeeper who has been keeping bees for 9 years and currently has 20 colonies. He attended the Born and Bred Workshops in 2010 and raises queens and produces nucs. He has won blue ribbons for honey at both the NC State Fair and the NCSBA Meetings. He is the past president of Orange County Beekeepers Association and Person County Beekeepers Association. He developed the bee school for the Person County and Orange County clubs and continues to participate in both schools and gives several of the lectures. Todd currently serves as a NCSBA Regional Director.
For more information about the meetings, contact CCBA President Moya Hallstein at (859) 492-1486.
April Field Day
Join us on Saturday, April 29th, at 10 am, at the CCBA bee yard located at the Chatham County Community College Farm located adjacent to the campus near 64 for a special treat
Don Hopkins, the NCDA chief apiary inspector for Chatham county and surrounding area will be conducting the field day. He has a great amount of knowledge on hive management, pest control, treatment and more. The inspection is scheduled to start at 10 am but will depend on weather conditions. More on Don here.