And still more on bees . . .

Our talk on bees really has our group buzzing.  Here’s more information from Carly Erickson, a member of Wellness of Chatham, student in the CCCC Sustainable Ag program, and also very active, herself, in the nutritional and environmental wellness of our community.  Thanks, Carly!
~Traci
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A brief bee update… a good source for bee supplies would be Brushy Mountain Bee Farm. They are a local North Carolina company and make all their own hives on location. www.brushymountainbeefarm.com They also have lots of events related to bees.
Another great source is Debbie Roos’s page, growing small farms http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/chatham/ag/SustAg/index.html
Debbie has GREAT local sources, including pollinator day at the Marketplace, info on the Chatham County Beekeepers Association, how and what to plant for a pollinator garden and general ”bee” information.
There is a bee school starting next year in January here in Pittsboro and Orange County has theirs this year, though I believe it already started.
Sources for good local honey I can provide would be from a few of our Chatham County beekeepers such as Pat (last name escapes me), Micheal Almond, Little Flying Cow- Charles who sells at Carrboro market and any of the local retailers you may find at the co-ops.
If anyone wants information on how to start raising bees, I’d say plug in with our local county beekeepers. Busy Bee Apiary in Chapel Hill orders supplies and bees from Brushy Mountain and can be purchased from there on site. They also have a store where you can purchase just about anything http://busybeeofnc.com/
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