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

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  

NO workshop today at the Lords Acre.

We hope everyone is busy in their bees, just as we are!  We will NOT be meeting at the lords Acre Apiary today.  Please watch the website for updates on the next workday/workshop/inspection opportunity at TLA! 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  

Workshop and Apiary Help needed this weekend at THe Lords Acre starting at 10:00am!

Bees are coming soon! Are you ready?  Many of us will be receiving packages or early nucs in the next couple of weeks. In anticipation of apiary growth we will be having a workshop /workday at the club apiary at The Lords Acre in Fairview this weekend.  We will be expanding the bear fence around the yard, and expanding the hive stands, etc. in anticipation of growth of the apiary in the very near future. If you need experience about fencing, or have questions on how it works, or other things, this is a great opportunity for you to stop by, ask questions and get some hands on experience as well!  We installed the club package this afternoon, and took quick look at the other hives..Read More

Urgent Notice – Watch your bees carefully right now!

Everyone,  We received a notice from Greg Rogers this morning. Greg is a long time, well respected commercial beekeeper in our area. He wanted to pass this notice along to everyone.  Right now the bees are so strong, that they are burning through their stores at an incredible rate. The problem is that the recent freezes have reduced and in some cases, eliminated the natural resources (nectar especially) that the bees rely on to  build strength and brood.  He and other beekeepers are seeing reduced stores in the hives, which are causing them to crash due to lack of food resources.  I’m seeing signs of this in my own apiary, where  1 ½ weeks ago they both had a full super of honey surplus, andRead More

MBP Beginner Beekeeper Certification TESTING this Wednesday!

MBP Beginner Beekeeper Certification TESTING:  The  Master Beekeeping Program is a stair-step program of knowledge from our NC State Beekeepers  Association (NCSBA). Buncombe County Beekeepers wants you to expand your knowledge of bees in order to help yourself and your community and prove it by becoming “certified”. 13 students took the BCBC 5 week Beginner Certified Prep Course  and are ready to test BUT if you’ve been studying on your own…go for it! Come join us! BCBC is OFFERING THE WRITTEN TEST this Wednesday 3/22/17  FROM 5:30 -7PM. Drop in at the Meeting Room at Home Gauge, 122 Lyman St, Asheville in the River Arts District.  BCBC Members no cost. Non-Members of BCBC $5 admin fee and an RSVP to Janet Peterson 628-1758 to ensure we haveRead More

FW: coupon for epi pens

We’re passing this along for those that may be interested. Thank you Anna Stratton for passing this information along! I have attached a copy of a coupon for epipen.  you can go on- line  to https://www.epipen.com/copay-offer to get the coupon.  This is a discount of up to $300 and good for insured and uninsured patients.     

Smoker and ‘dry’ hive inspection ‘how to’ workshop is still on! 9am-12pm @ home gauge!

Everyone,  We are still planning the workshop in the morning. The weather should be cooperative for this workshop. The location we choose for the workshop, homegauge, is a training facility that allows us an inside classroom as well as outdoor space.  We should be well equipped for this workshop!  We hope to see everyone interested in the morning.  Bring your smokers, hive tools and gear!  As a reminder, the location is :  Home gauge 122 Lyman st Asheville, nc  The location is here: http://tinyurl.com/gvmc54l  start time is 9:00am! 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 CatchRead More