Come one … come all! It’s time to celebrate a great year in Beekeeping!

Our next meeting will be our annual ‘Cooking with Honey’ contest, potluck supper and discuss any issues anyone may be seeing in their bee yards this time of year. Contest entries will be received between 5:45 and 6:15.  After you check in at the front desk, bring your entry to the contest table. Rules for contest entries are:                   Cooking with Honey Contest Recipes do not have to be original, just yummy.  A recipe card must accompany the sample. No names posted on plate. Categories are: 1.  Entrée- sample plate of a portion 2.  Dessert- sample plate of a portion, can be baked or not 3.  Other- sample of sauce, bread, snack, etc. 4.  Presentation- a delight to the beekeepers’ eye, the whole plate mustRead More

Fall Test dates for Master Beekeepers Program announced!

 Our fall regions testing for Journeyman and Master Beekeepers are set.  Test at each location is at 10 am. The date and locations are: Piedmont Region, October 3, 2015 at NC Cooperative Extension Ctr. Chatham County Center 65 East Chatham St. Pittsboro, NC 27312 Mountain Region, October 24,2015 at Mountain Horticultural Crops Research and Extension Center 455 Research Drive Mills River, NC 28759 Coastal Region, October 31, 2015 at  NC Cooperative Ext. Pitt County Center 403 Government Circle, Suite 2 Greenville, NC 27834 Any NCSBA member wishing to test for Journeyman or Master may attend.  There is no charge for testing. Signup not required,  but if you plan to attend email me at . — Paul Newbold Chairman, Master Beekeeper Committee 252-264-0245 HRead More

Toe-Cane Beekeepers Assoc: Natural Beekeeping Author Ross Conrad to speak in Burnsville, NC on Nov 9 — Free Event

Natural Beekeeping Author Ross Conrad to speak in Burnsville November 9th   The Toe Cane Beekeepers Association present a special evening with author and beekeeper Ross Conrad on November 9, 2015 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm at the Burnsville Town Center. Admission is FREE.  Conrad will be speaking on overwintering and spring management of bees and the evolution of the beekeeper. There will be refreshments and time for discussion as well. Conrad is a former president of the Vermont Beekeepers Association, a regular contributor to Bee Culture–The Magazine of American Beekeeping, and author of Natural Beekeeping: Organic Approaches to Modern Apiculture. Ross has given bee-related presentations and led organic beekeeping workshops and classes throughout North America for many years. His beekeeping business, Dancing Bee Gardens, suppliesRead More

come one .. come all! its definitely time for Fall and a little Urban Beekeeping as well!

We hope everyone is ‘weathering’ the beginning of fall this year! We have great diversity in our Buncombe County Beekeepers Chapter in people, hive styles, attitudes, technique, and so forth. We also have a wide variety of beekeepers and where they actually do the keeping. We all know of bee “farmers” out there whose hives are many and in various locations, but we also know about those in city limits who work their beekeeping magic in small apiaries in their back yards. And that’s who we’re going to feature at our October bee meeting, October 5th. We have Charles Meyers and his lovely wife coming to discuss the challenges and rewards of Urban Beekeeping. It’s also that time of year to begin membership renewals forRead More