OCBA Beekeepers participate in a variety of community events throughout the year such as: Earth Day @ Sturgeon City, Ag Days with OCPS, Onslow County Farmers Market, Heritage Days at Onslow County Museum, Zing Zumm Children's Museum and more.
Congratulations to Team OCBA for winning 1st place (in category) for their educational exhibit at the Onslow County Fair.
Great job Celeste Cavanaugh, Curtis Hildt, Brandon Kirby, David Plummer and Lesley Ryder.
2023 Beginners Shortcourse
OCBA held its 2023 Beginners Beekeeping Short Course in Jan/Feb of this year.
Participants from around Onslow County and surrounding counties, gathered to discover more about the European honey bee, Apis mellifera. Participants prepared to become Certified Beekeepers (entry level) with NCSBA and learned about bee biology, hive & pest management, gained valuable hands-on experience in the Apiary and much more!
Onslow County Fair
OCBA proudly displayed a community education exhibit titled, "Honey bees in North Carolina" at the 2022 Onslow County Fair.
Honey Tasting Contest
Thank you to all participants and congratulations to the winners of the 2022 Honey Tasting Competition!
1st Place - Randall Jones
2nd Place - Scott & Julie Taylor
3rd Place - Terri Kulp and Eric Talley
National Honey Bee Day
OCBA members participated in an educational event at the Onslow County Farmers Market.
After a two year hiatus, Heritage Day returned to the Onslow County Museum and OCBA beekeepers were there to help area 4th graders learn of the history, heritage and traditional lifeways of Onslow County.
National Night Out
OCBA Beekeepers participated in Jacksonville's National Night Out at Riverwalk Park.
Harriot B. Smith Library
OCBA Beekeepers partnered with the Harriotte B. Smith Library aboard Camp Lejeune to bring an intro beekeeping class to Marines, Sailors and dependents.
Military Appreciation Day
OCBA beekeepers participated in the Military Appreciation Day at Hammock's Beach State Park. The observation hive is always a crowd favorite.
OCBA beekeepers attended this fun, educational community event. An observation hive and a variety of educational materials were on hand.
Zing Zumm Children's Museum
OCBA Beekeepers taught camp goers at the Children's Museum all about the importance of honey bees and beekeeping.
2022 Beginners Shortcourse
OCBA held its 2022 Beginners Beekeeping Short Course in March/April of this year.
2022 Onslow Ag Days
OCBA beekeepers participated in the annual Onslow Ag Days. OCS 2nd Graders enjoyed a day on the farm learning first hand about farm animals, plant germination, beekeeping, soil conservation and much more.