Nosema Training – Mountain Region Beekeepers – March 14, 2015

The North Carolina State Beekeepers Association  (NCBSA) Regional Directors for the Mountain Region will be conducting training to identify Nosema in your honeybees on March 14th, 2015 in Marion, NC.

Date/Time:  March 14,2015 – 12:00 noon
Instructor:  Glenn Hackney, Research Specialist, NC Dept of Agriculture
Presented by the Mountain Regional Directors of the NCSBA
Dogwood Building
McDowell Technical Community College
54 College Drive
Marion, NC 28752 [ map ]
Exit 86 on I-40
Cost: This event is free to NCSBA members in the Mountain Region.

Each attendee needs to bring about 50 fresh workers in a jar — in alcohol or frozen — for microscope testing.

Snacks will be provided but not lunch.

How do I know if I’m in the Mountain Region?
You can view this map from the NCSBA website (  The mountain region is indicated by the pink colored counties to the west.

What if I’m not in the Mountain Region but still want to come?
If you are outside of this region or not a member of NCSBA, email for more information.

What if I can’t come but would like to have access to a microscope for my chapter meeting?
NCSBA has purchased 4 microscopes for each region of NC.  The four Regional Directors in your region have access to these microscopes and can make arrangements for your chapter to use them at a chapter meeting.  If you don’t know who the Regional Director is that has been assigned to assist your chapter, contact the Senior Regional Director in your region for help.  You may find contact information here (scroll down to see Regional Directors):

Is someone going to try to sell me something if I come to this event?
No, absolutely not. This is a free education event that is being offered as a benefit to NCSBA members in the Mountain Region.