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The Basics of Beekeeping

Also referred to as Apiculture, beekeeping is the process of maintaining bee colonies in structures known as hives, for …

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April Beekeepers' Meeting!

The Halifax & Northampton Counties’ Beekeepers’ Association looks forward to seeing you at our monthly meeting! We will meet …

April 21: Fire Ant Training

Are you a homeowner, a farmer, or a property manager? You’ve likely had to deal with problematic fire ants. …

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Pop Up Farmers Market in Enfield!

Are you ready? Are you excited? It’s that time of year again! Farmers Market time! In collaboration with Partnerships to Improve …

March Beekeepers' Meeting

The Halifax & Northampton Counties Beekeepers’ Association looks forward to seeing you at our March meeting, taking place Tuesday …

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Event Update: Annual Beekeeping Kickoff!

The Halifax & Northampton Counties Beekeepers’ Association will be hosting our annual Introduction to Beekeeping event on Tuesday, February …

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Effect of Xyway LFR on Corn in 2021

Summary: Two separate research trials were performed by NC State Extension using Xyway LFR fungicide in the Piedmont of …

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2022 Master Gardener Volunteer Class

With 2022 approaching quickly, we will soon begin interviews for Extension Master Gardener Volunteer candidates. The Master Gardener Volunteer training …

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