Simplified Queen Rearing Tonight

BCBC Meeting is this Monday,  February 5, 2017, at 7:00 @ Groce United Methodist Church,  Tunnel Road, Asheville, NC Greg Rogers, Master Beekeeper, friend and BCBC member will show his successful methods of queen rearing. Simplified! You said you wanted to raise your own queens…well?    

Buncombe County Beekeepers Club February Meeting on Feb. 5, 2018

Hello BCBC members, Hope that you and your girls are doing well. We will be having our next meeting back at the church on Feb.5th Our long time friend and member/beekeeper Greg Rogers from Haw Creek Honey will be giving us another installment on Queen rearing. I am sure it will be informative and I hope to learn more as I feel that part of keeping our girls alive,healthy and strong is to be raising Queens that fit with our area. I hope that everyone who made it to the January meeting liked the location of our Bee School. Thank you for the feed back as we are working on getting any kinks out before February 24/25th Also a few thing I need to mention:Read More

January 8th Meeting in New Location

DO NOT SHOW UP AT THE CHURCH- WE WILL NOT BE THERE. We will be meeting at: Martin Nesbitt Jr Discovery Academy         175 Bingham Road, Asheville Come early (6:30) to check out the school. Meeting at 7:00 PM Wehrloom Honey Owners If you have any question please contact me at 828 505 3494 or call /text 516 410 1581 Please note that we are using this meeting to show off to the club the location for our 2018 Bee School in February (24-25)

Buncombe County Bee Club January 8th 2018 meeting…Please read all the way to the end

New Location for this meeting only!!!!   Hello BCBC members, I hope that your girls are doing well and you are all staying warm on these crazy cold days and night. We are getting ready to kick off our first meeting of 2018 and I am hoping that it will be a very informative year for us all. On January 8th we will have one of the owners of Wehrloom Honey from Robbinsville NC in Graham County come up and talk to us. Aron will tell us about their operation, how they started and grew, what sort of pest management they use and why and where they are going next. I  think it will be informative and fun and inspire us to be better beekeepers.AlsoRead More

2018 Buncombe County Bee school registration is now OPEN!

Registration for the 2018 BCBC bee school is now open! You can read about the school and register at   https://wncbees.org/event/2018-bcbc-beginners-bee-school/   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  

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