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Welcome to the Bee
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Wilmington has been designated as the 10th Bee City in the nation.  Please click on the Bee to visit our Bee Hive of information on our natural pollinators and how you can help with their survival.

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Welcome to the Bee
Hive

Wilmington has been designated as the 10th Bee City in the nation.  Please click on the Bee to visit our Bee Hive of information on our natural pollinators and how you can help with their survival.

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Join a Local 4-H
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Through 4-H, hundreds of thousands of North Carolina’s young people learn new skills and serve their communities each year. List of New Hanover County 4-H Clubs Forms to Join 4-H Video: 4-H Join the Revolution of Responsibility

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Visit the Arboretum

Gardens Open Daily Free The New Hanover County Arboretum is a special 7-acres in the heart of New Hanover County where homeowners can see the variety of plants that grow in our coastal area as well as emerging trends in plant material.  Cooperative Extension’s “horticulture laboratory”, the Arboretum has a very knowledgeable staff and many volunteers working to make the gardens beautiful and educational. Come out and discover what makes us so extraordinary! View our Visitor's Guide to learn more about our gardens. Like us on Facebook!  

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Welcome to the Bee
Hive

Wilmington has been designated as the 10th Bee City in the nation.  Please click on the Bee to visit our Bee Hive of information on our natural pollinators and how you can help with their survival.

READ THE REST »
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Join a Local 4-H
Club

Through 4-H, hundreds of thousands of North Carolina’s young people learn new skills and serve their communities each year. List of New Hanover County 4-H Clubs Forms to Join 4-H Video: 4-H Join the Revolution of Responsibility

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What Master Gardeners are Mastering popular

You would think with the hot, humid days of  summer the master gardener volunteers would slow down.  That is not the case here at the arboretum.  The continued dedication of our volunteers have MORE »

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2nd Annual Native Plant Festival popular

Native Plant Festival 2016 September 10, 2016 from 9 am to 4 pm COME CELEBRATE PLANTS! And not just any plants but our local Cape Fear area native plants that benefit us all! We MORE »

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The Lawn Ranger Rides Again popular

Whether you have a faithful sidekick or not, it’s time for the “lawn ranger” to get busy.  During these hot times when the grass is really growing, it’s important to saddle up that MORE »

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Why You Won’t Regret Joining 4-H

The four leaf clover is a treasured symbol among current 4-H members and alumni alike. The century-old youth organization has remained true to its mission of instilling values that will help kids succeed MORE »

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Maple Nursery IPM Update popular

I had several questions related to problems with maples last week. In the process I noticed damage from maple spider mite, hopper burn (potato leaf hopper), maple shoot borer, anthracnose, and canker diseases. MORE » – from   Wilson County Center

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Professional Landscapers’ Summer School

The New Hanover County Cooperative Extension is offering a three-session “Landscapers’ Summer School” for professionals. Each session will be made up of a 1 1/2 hour class session followed by a 1 1/2 MORE »

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Growing Gardens At The Arboretum

The arboretum looks better than ever and the work is never done.  New projects are beginning on a daily basis and if you blink you just might miss something.  There is a volunteer MORE »

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NHC Beekeepers Assoc.Thu Sep 15, 2016
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Where:
6206 Oleander Dr. wilmington, NC 28403
— 3 weeks away
NHC Beekeepers Assoc.Thu Oct 20, 2016
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Where:
6206 Oleander Dr. wilmington, NC 28403
— 2 months away
NHC Beekeepers Assoc.Thu Nov 17, 2016
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Where:
6206 Oleander Dr. wilmington, NC 28403
— 3 months away
NHC Beekeepers Assoc.Thu Dec 15, 2016
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Where:
6206 Oleander Dr. wilmington, NC 28403
— 4 months away
NHC Beekeepers AssociationMon Jan 9, 2017
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM Where:
6206 Oleander Dr. Wilmington, NC 28403
— 5 months away
NHC Beekeepers AssociationMon Jan 9, 2017
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Where:
6206 Oleander Dr. Wilmington, NC 28403
— 5 months away
NHC Beekeepers AssociationMon Jan 16, 2017
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Where:
6206 Oleander Dr. Wilmington, NC 28403
— 5 months away
NHC Beekeepers Assoc.Thu Jan 19, 2017
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Where:
6206 Oleander Dr. Wilmington, NC 28403
— 5 months away
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