Fall / Winter 2013
Spring 2013

Car Magnets Are Here!
Show your support for our favorite beekeeping association. Car magnets are 6"x6" and available from your County VP for $5.00 each. Supplies are limited, so first come first served.

Open Hive Sept. 17, 2016
On September 17th the Delaware Beekeepers Association held an Open Hive Event at the Delaware State University Outreach farm in Smyrna Delaware. Approximately 20 new beekeepers and would be beekeepers were in attendance. Lectures on "Honey Bee Biology" and "First Year Beekeeping" were provided by DBA President Kathy Hossler and NC VP Bill.

Leitzinger before heading out to the hives.

President Hossler was interviewed by WBOC about the event the day before. Interview

State Fair July 2016
Approximately 40 volunteers staffed the DBA booth during the State Fair this year, eager to share their knowledge and love of beekeeping with the public. Displays included equipment, honey and the ever popular observation hive!
Honey sticks were awarded to children once they located the queen bee in the observation hive. Hives were provided daily by former president Ken Outten.
Vice President "Big Joe" Nicolai demonstrated honey extraction during his shift at the fair. Spectators were able to sample honey fresh from the hive.

Beekeeping 201 was held Saturday, June 25th in Felton Delaware. Former President Ken Outten held a class for 15 experienced beekeepers that wanted to learn more advanced techniques. Topics included making splits, queen rearing, and winterizing the hive. If you are interested in taking Beekeeping 201 in the future contact your county VP.


June 14, 2016
Kent County VP "Big Joe" Nicolai demonstrated how the Flow Hive works at the Kent County meeting June 14th. Approximately 30 beekeepers were in attendance.

Robert Mitchell Service Award
At the annual meeting on March 19,2016 newly retired state apiarist Bob Mitchell was given a lifetime membership, and an annual service award has been named in his honor. The Robert Mitchell Lifetime Service Award recognizes DBA members that have provided significant assistance to beekeepers and the community. Our first recipient is long time member Carl Roberts.

Outgoing DBA President
Ken Outten presented
the awards to both gentlemen.