November meeting Recap

On Monday Nov. 6th, the last meeting of 2017 we had our annual end-of-year pot luck with 55 in attendance. So many dishes (and especially desserts) were made with more than a splash of honey. Thank-you! And thanks to those who remembered to bring their plates and cups to save from the landfill. Beekeepers are mindful. Dues for 2018: 19 members renewed and 6 new members joined. It’s easy to do online on the website, too. Elections: We were sad to see Vice President, Jennifer Blalock and Director Russ Jefferies “retire” from the Board as they reached their term limits of 2 years times 2. We are sure that there is a place for them on committees. Moving on Up: Mark Traub to Vice PresidentRead More

November 6th 2017 Year End Meeting and Pot Luck as well as Honey Contest at 6:30 pm

Hello Members, I hope that you and your girls are enjoying this warm weather and all are doing fine. As you know Monday Nov. 6th will be the last meeting of 2017 and we will be having our year end pot luck. So cook up a favorite dish to share maybe with honey in it. We will also be nominating and electing board members and directors whose terms are expiring. Also the board will be giving the club a year end financial report as to where we stand. Greg Rogers will be giving us a short recap of Randy Oliver’s study with Oxalic Acid. There is still time to let me know if you want to enter the Honey Contest and possible move on toRead More

Honey Contest 2017 At Year end Pot Luck and Meeting Monday Nov 6th

BCBC Honey Contest Monday Night! The BCBC has over 120 members in the Club and we’d like a good representation for whose is the BEST TASTING HONEY. What part of the county produces the most delicious? Our panel of judges will determine Monday night (Nov. 6th) during the meeting – you can watch and you can taste the entries afterwards.It’s all in fun because it’s all good! Those who can bring 3 oz. of their bees’ precious honey need to let me know prior to Monday so we can assign an entry number and have containers  in which to transfer your “blind” entries.Remember,  WINNER will be awarded a Nucleus colony with 5 drawn frames, bees and brood and an over-wintered queen. This will be availableRead More

So you wanna be a beekeeper??!!!

Well this seminar is just for you! Buncombe County Beekeepers Club (BCBC) is hosting a 1/2-day seminar. The seminar is an introductory level presentation to help those interested in bee keeping become more knowledgeable and a basic comprehension to help them get started in this fascinating and vitally important hobby or profession. We will discuss why do you want to keep bees, what to expect your first year, bee biology basics, as well as how to get started, startup expenses and a variety of other information. Experienced beekeepers will be on hand to show attendees hives, tools, equipment and to help answer any questions you may have. The seminar will be held Saturday, November 4th from 9am-1pm. The location is in the River Arts DistrictRead More

October 2, 2017 Meeting Lynn Williams Beekeeper and Inventor of Mighty Mite Killer

October 2, 2017 BCBC Meeting: Lynn Williams, Beekeeper and Inventor of Mighty Mite Killer Hello Buncombe County beekeepers. As summer is winding down and fall should be approaching (hard to tell with the warm weather) hope you and your girls are doing well. For October we will be hosting a South Carolina beekeeper and Inventor of The Mighty Mite Killer Lynn Williams.  His company Bee Hive Thermal Industries along with Oven Industries a 50 year leader in temperature controls ISO and aerospace certified have come up with a organic ,chemical free mite treatment. I think this will be a very informative and interesting topic and discussion. I have purchased and used it for the first time this year as well as a few of ourRead More

BCBC August Meeting *August 7 * Peter Brezny, BCBC Journeyman Beekeeper, Field trip to France Joseph Salvatore, Natural Beekeeper Carl Chesick, BCBC Member, Center for Honey Bee Research Director PLUS ICE CREAM (made with honey, of course)

Hello Fellow Beekeepers, Hope that all is going well with you and your girls. For our August meeting we will be having some fun and informative topics of conversation. We have some of our very own club members discuss some interesting topics. We have Peter Brezny telling us about bee keepers in France who he spent time with earlier this year, Joseph Salvatore will talk about treatment free beekeeping and Carl Chesick will discuss the protocols for research that will help us all.   Seed packets designed by our club to donate money for the new NCSU Bee Lab. You can purchase all three for $10.00 which includes (Bee Feed, Zinnia’s and Borage.)   NCSBA cook books for sale (honey recipes) that were brought backRead More

FW: Polk County Beekeepers Association Meeting – Dearth info

A timely and interesting conversation that we should all be aware of in the coming weeks. A huge thank you to Polk County for sharing this information with us!  Scott Scott A Davis NC Certified Beekeeper President – Buncombe County Beekeepers Club (BCBC) 828.712.6074  Catch the Buzz at www.wncbees.org   From: Polk County Beekeepers [mailto:d.smith.7363=gmail.com@mail30.us4.mcsv.net] On Behalf Of Polk County Beekeepers Sent: Thursday, July 6, 2017 9:53 AM To: sdavis9517@gmail.com Subject: Polk County Beekeepers Association Meeting – Dearth info Polk County Beekeepers Association View this email in your browser DEARTH There, I’ve said it.  It is the one word we really don’t want to hear.  But what is it really?  For me, my grandparents used the word as part of their vocabulary, but today, outside ofRead More

No workday at the Lords Acre this weekend!

We will not be at the Lords Acre yard this weekend. We will let everyone know when the next  inspection/work day is.   Enjoy your holiday weekend!   Thank you! Scott Scott A Davis President – Buncombe County Beekeepers Club (BCBC) A chapter of the North Carolina State BeeKeepers Association Meeting the first Monday of each month at Groce United Methodist Church Tunnel Road Asheville, nc 828.712.6074 Catch the Buzz at www.wncbees.org  

July Meeting

Hello All, Just a short reminder that there is NO JULY MEETING….See you all in August which should be a great meeting. Also The NCSBA is having their summer meeting celebrating 100 years. This will be held July 13th, 14th and 15th at the Embassy Suites Convention Center in downtown Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Check out the website for a full list of events going on. Have a great month. I hope your girls are doing well and working hard. Mark