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

Queen Rearing workshop sponsored by the NC State Beekeepers Association

Born and Bred 2017 Presented by the North Carolina State Beekeepers Association Your NCSBA is proud to present Born & Bred 2017 in cooperation with the NCSU Apiculture Program and the NCDA&CS Apiary Inspection Service. A program of advanced beekeeper education in the field of queen rearing and colony management.  Born and Bred workshops will be on queen rearing and conducted with a curriculum of such substance that participants can effectively learn how to raise queens with the information presented and a degree of diligence on their part.  Beekeepers of all levels will be able to gain an understanding of queen production that is controlled by the beekeeper and how environmental factors affect the behavior of the honey bee during queen production. In practice, itRead More

It’s January! Time to talk BEES! – BCBC January meeting is Queen REARING!

Can you believe its already January 2017? We’re all starting a new year already! For beekeepers it seems there’s never a ‘new year’, only a change in seasons as watching over our bees is a never ending commitment! This year we have many great things planned for our members. New workshops, Mini-workshops, more hands-on learning opportunities as well as a broader and deeper commitment to beekeepers than ever before! January’s meeting will be a presentation by Greg Rogers of Haw Creek Honey on queen rearing! February’s meeting is Oxalic Acid use and application, presented by Brushy Mountain Bee Farm! It’s also time to renew membership as well! For the first time we are offering online renewal of memberships! Memberships can be renewed at http://wncbees.org/join-us .Read More

Bee Yard Committee members needed – workday saturday sept 17th!

Everyone,   We’re making headway on the club beeyard/apiary. We now have three hives in the yard.  We’re looking to reinvigorate the Club apiary committee to help manage and support the growth of the yard. The apiary has some maintenance coming up soon, probably next weekend.     Ricky Manning will be the apiary committee chair.   We have two new billboard/educational boards to place, and finish painting. Once that’s done, we can plan what we want on the boards for educational material, and formulate a plan to make that happen.   We have our first large group of visitors coming on September 25th at 9:30am. A group from the Beth Israel congregation is coming to learn what beekeeping is about, and how bees and pollinatorsRead More