Update May 2021: SCBA is meeting in person again at the Surry County Extension Office.
The Surry County Beekeepers meet in person on the 2nd Monday of the month at least 10 months of the year. We have 2 Saturday field days – spring and fall – hosted at our bee yard in Dobson. When we can, we get together for a picnic in the summer and for dinner at a local restaurant in December for Christmas. You can also see us at local events and talking about honeybees in the area schools.
Regular meetings start at 7:00 pm at the Surry Cooperative Extension Office
915 E. Atkins Street, Suite 300, Dobson, NC 27017 [ map ]
During Covid shutdown when the club couldn’t meet in person the club started to meet monthly online using Zoom and members are stayed active on Facebook. Some of the meetings were recorded and available to anyone and you can view previous meetings here:
In addition to meeting online since October 2020, our officers provided new “How To” videos to keep members in the loop and learning about bees.
- December 2020 Meeting: Building Your Own Equipment
- Mite Check
- Cutouts: Take Two!
- In the Beeyard: Second Inspection
- Cutouts 101
Go to our meeting calendar and also see what programs we’ve done over the past few years: [ meeting calendar ]
- Regular Monthly Meeting: March 13, 2023
- Surry Beekeepers Support Start-up Bee Company
- Dr. Kaira Waggoner: A New Pheromone-Based Tool for Beekeeping
- New Positions for Bee Yard: October 10, 2022
- No Meeting on August 8th
- April 2022 Meeting: Are you thinking about raising queens? – April 11th
- January 2022 Meeting: Results of Bee Yard Testing – January 10th
- SCBA Christmas Party – December 10th
- November Meeting: The Varroa Problem – Being Part of the Solution
- September 13th Meeting: Bob Binnie
- July Meeting: July 12th – Honey Processing
- June Meeting: In-Person & Online – June 14, 2021
- May Online Meeting: Queen Rearing – May 10, 2021
- April Online Meeting: Swarms – April 12th at 7:00 pm
- January 2021 Online Meeting: Bring Your Questions – January 11th at 7:00 pm