Blue Ridge Bee Supply Mount Airy NC

Surry Beekeeper Meetings & Bee School Now Online

2020 has brought a lot of creative thinking to many organizations, including the Surry County Beekeepers Association. In person meetings have been canceled since March, but starting in October, SCBA has been meeting online through Zoom. The meetings are recorded and you can attend virtually, by going to the SCBA website [ click here ] or by subscribing to their YouTube channel [ click here ]. If you subscribe on YouTube, you’ll get notification when something new has been uploaded.

In addition to recorded meetings, SCBA also offers “How To” videos that you can watch on YouTube as well.

Also, 2021 Bee School will be conducted via Zoom and you can register now here! SCBA 2021 Bee School

Yadkinville Boy Scout Camp

Annette and Meagan had the opportunity to represent our club in Yadkinville at Boy Scout camp this past Wednesday. The boys were very responsive and really into the bees! We love any chance to reach out and teach the youth about our wonderful ladies!

Here’s some pictures from the event:

Customer Appreciation Day & Our 2nd Year Anniversary

BRBS would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to everyone who came by and celebrated our 2nd Anniversary in business and Customer Appreciation Day! We enjoyed seeing socializing with our customers, new faces, and business partners. We would like to give a special thanks to Vicki Randy Goins for loaning us their grill and cook (Ryan Goins) again! After closing down and cleaning up, we gathered up our surplus dogs and burgers and delivered them to the Shepherd’s House in Mt Airy, so NOTHING was wasted! Thanks again to all and we look forward to doing it again next year!

Here are some pictures from the celebration.

BRBS Show Appreciation to Mount Airy Police Department

Taking gifts to Mount Airy Police
Taking gifts to Mount Airy Police

BRBS had the pleasure to visit with Mount Airy Police Department and take them all a little Christmas gift in appreciation for everything they do.

All 50+ personnel at MAPD received a beeswax candle and a beeswax lip balm or honey bear. All produced with local honey and wax made by the ladies of BRBS.

We really enjoyed talking with Chief Watson, Cpt Freeman and Sgt Evans. Thanks again to all of the folks at MAPD and we wish you a safe and Merry Christmas!

BRBS Donates Extractor to Surry Beekeepers

Meagan and SCBA President Albert Cockerham

At the July Surry County Beekeepers (SCBA) meeting, BRBS donated a 4 frame extractor to the club. Members without honey extracting capability will now be able to borrow the extractor to extract their honey. To learn more about the SCBA extractor loan program, go here [ link ].

BRBS goes to school!

We spent the day in the Agriculture Dept at North Surry High School promoting beekeeping with Mr Culler and his students, along with several other classes and faculty. We thoroughly enjoyed the time and experience. All of the faculty and students were gracious hosts and we look forward to doing it again in the future.

While we were discussing honeybees and beekeeping with the Ag students at North Surry Monday, we took the opportunity to promote our Apprentice/Mentor program at BRBS. We were very successful and enlisted over a dozen young ladies and gents who expressed interest in becoming an apprentice beekeeper with a mentor. Anyone interested in becoming a mentor and taking on an apprentice please contact us. We have devised a program that is mutually beneficial to both parties. We strongly feel that it will be very successful at increasing participation in beekeeping, providing sound “hands-on”education for new beekeepers and provide a much needed “helping hand” to veteran beekeepers who often find themselves struggling to keep up with their bees and equipment. We look forward to your feedback on this matter, and hopefully participation in the program. Thanks for your support and happy beekeeping!

Hanging the Sign

One of the exciting parts of getting the business off the ground was getting our sign and getting it in place. Gray and Ryan did a great job and made the process look way easier than it was!