October meeting

Hello, Buncombe County Beekeepers! We hope that you and “your girls” are having a great end of summer and start of the fall season. We have a great meeting coming up in October and do hope to see you all.   There will be some open discussion on pesticides and their effects on bees.  Also,Read More

No September Meeting but its WNC FAIR TIME!

Its September! Fair, Fall Feedings, winter preparations are well under way! First and foremost, this month’s normal meeting date falls on Labor Day. Because it is a holiday, we will not have a meeting in September. It’s also Western North’s State Fair time! Many of us will be busy with setting up the Honey andRead More

Bee City USA – Press Release!

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  Contact:  Phyllis Stiles, Director                Bee City USA                beecityusa@gmail.com               828-545-4282           For Immediate Release September 2, 2016                                                                                    Bee City USA® Calls for Conversations Between Local Government Agencies and Beekeeping Chapters on Mosquito Abatement Plans   Tragically, millions of honey bees in Summerville, South Carolina, were found dead afterRead More

2016 Extraction Gatherings!

There are lots of opportunities for BCBC members to watch and learn about extraction of honey this year with the good late honey flow in Buncombe County.  BCBC is hosting 2  Extraction Gatherings at personal homes of 2 gracious members. You can come and observe the process, or go ahead and extract your own honey. Read More

June 6th Meeting and Field Day events!

Howdy, bee neighbors!  Our monthly meeting on June 6 will feature a local allergist who will present our epi-pen training and certification.  Local Beekeepers will also relate stories on epi pens and their uses in the field. The BCBC picnic and field day will be held on June 11th out at the 4-H camp in Swannanoa.  This willRead More

Annual Picnic and Field Day arrangements!

Members, here’s the agenda for our picnic/field day coming up on June 11th out in Swannanoa. Also attached are directions on how to get there and what to bring.  We really think you’re going to enjoy your day out with WNC beekeepers!                                   PICNIC/FIELD DAY AGENDA                                      June 11, 2016                                  The former 4-H CampRead More