WNC State Fair is coming soon!

WNC State Fair – Volunteers needed! We had the opportunity to meet and greet Lewis Cauble, our new Western NC Apiary Inspector. Anyone interested in volunteering to work a timeslot at the Beekeeping exhibit at the WNC state fair can contact Lewis at Lewis.Cauble@ncagr.gov, or call him at 828.230.4544 Remember, if you are working toward your NC Master Beekeeping certificate, these hours count for the community service credits toward your MBP Certification! We will also be needing assistance to setup the booth display for the fair. If you are interested in helping with the setup this year, please contact me  (Scott Davis) at honey@fancybearfarms.com  

August 18th Friends of Ag Breakfast

From our friends at the NCSU Buncombe County Extension Office… The next Buncombe County Friends of Ag Breakfast, happening August 18th at 7am, will host Phyllis Styles speaking about pollinators and the important work of BeeCity. If you have clients or club members that may be interested in attending, please help circulate the attached flyer.  Thanks!!   august-2015-friends-of-ag-breakfast-flyer.pdf

Announcements and follow ups for August…

Thanks to everyone that attended. We covered a LOT of ground on feeding, assessment, treating, WNC Fair entries, WNC State Fair volunteer opportunities and other things. ———–General announcements —————— Bee CITY USA… Bee City USA is partnering with OrganicFest to present Asheville’s 14th Organicfest celebration on Sunday, August 30. The theme for this year is “Bee Organic” with a focus to share the benefits of organics for people AND pollinators! OrganicFest is from 10:00 to 6:00 at Pack Square Park in downtown Asheville. At our booth in the children’s section we will be putting wings and antennae on kids all day, and helping to lead the Pollinator Parade at 1:00.  We will also be talking about bees and other pollinators, passing out literature, and sellingRead More