The Nevada County Beekeepers Association is a diverse group of professionals and hobbyist, 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 refreshments, brief business discussion, raffle and a great program.

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President's Message - August

Happy August!
It was nice getting to spend time with the everyone that showed up for the Bee Day at the Machado’s.

We owe a very big THANK YOU to Mark and Nancy for being great hosts. They thought of a lot of details in order to make the day go efficiently and mostly on time.

One thing is for sure, when it comes to honeybee’s, it is always easy to turn a single question into a half hour long discussion. If anyone has any suggestions for future meet-ups please let me know and maybe we can continue this in-field experience.

...see full article in the current Newsletter

Spencer Wingfield

Bee Bits - August

Back when it rained in June, I suggested to Eric to cross his fingers in hope that the late rain might prolong our nectar flow into July.  Well, it looks like it worked!

You can see the 2022 dates on the frames above, indicating that they were foundation of this year, placed in the second brood chamber of a relatively weak split in late June.

...see full article in the current Newsletter

Happy beekeeping!

Randy Oliver
Grass Valley, CA