L O C A L   B E E K E E P I N G    C L U B S

 
One of the best ways to have a successful bee yard is to get involved in your beekeeping community. Go to the meetings, chat about seasonal blooms, troubleshoot common problems, and learn a lot, while having fun with your neighbors!

North Carolina State Beekeepers Association

 

www.ncbeekeepers.org/

The NCSBA is a volunteer led organization comprised of more than four thousand active members, almost all of which are hobbyist beekeepers that are also members of a network of local beekeeping associations. These local associations are chartered by the NCSBA and serve to help their members learn and enjoy the practice of keeping bees.

Semi-Annual Meetings... This year:

2018 Spring Conference
March 1 - 3rd, 2018
New Bern Waterfront Convention Center
New Bern, NC

2018 Summer Conference
TBA


State Bee Inspector:


 

Lewis Cauble, Apiary Inspector
NC Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

lewis.cauble@ncagr.gov
828-230-4544



Buncombe County Bee Club

https://wncbees.org/

1st Monday of Every Month
Mini-Workshops & Mentoring: 6:30 - 6:50pm
Meeting Time: 7:00 - 8:30pm
Groce United Methodist Church
645 Tunnel Road, Asheville, NC 28803

Buncombe County Bee Permit: 

http://www.ashevillenc.gov/civicax/filebank/blobdload.aspx?BlobID=22891



Madison County Bee Club

https://madisonbees.org

3rd Monday of Every Month (Feb - Nov)
Meeting Time: 6:30 - 8:30pm
Madison County Cooperative Extension Service Center
258 Caroline Lane, Marshall, NC 28753
816-351-6266



Haywood County Bee Club

https://hcbees.org

1st Tuesday of Every Month
Meeting Time: 7:30pm
Haywood County Extension Office
589 Raccoon Road, Waynesville, NC 28786



McDowell County Bee Club

https://mcdowellhoneybees.org

2nd Thursday of Every Month
Meeting Time: 6:30pm
McDowell Senior Center
100 Spaulding Road, Marion, NC 28752


Henderson County Bee Club

https://hcbeekeepers.org

3rd Monday of Every Month (March - Nov)
Meeting Time: 7:00pm
Historic Johnson Farm
3346 Haywood Road, Hendersonville, NC 28739

Toe Cane Bee Club
(Yancey and Mitchell Counties)


https://www.ncbeekeepers.org/chapter/toe-cane-beekeepers

4th Tuesday of Every Month
Meeting Time: 6:30pm
United Community Bank - Conference Room
291 E Hwy 19E, Burnsville, NC 28714


B E E K E E P I N G   H E L P

 

 

Bee Informed:

The Bee Informed Partnership’s core idea is that we can learn more by studying honey bee health on a large scale than we can in individual lab experiments. Borrowing traditional methods of cancer research from human medicine, we gather huge amounts of data submitted by beekeepers to understand just two things: How many hives they lost last season and how they kept their bees during that season.

beeinformed.org

 

Interested in Getting Bees with Wild Mountain Bees?

Info on 2018 Nucs & Packages

 

 Scientific Beekeeping:

An excellent resource from practical experience beekeeping.
http://scientificbeekeeping.com/

 



 

P E S T   M A N A G E M E N T

 

 
Unfortunately, being a beekeeper means being a bee-pest-manager too. One of the most difficult parts of the practice is how to keep your pest levels at a sustainable rate, in order to keep your honeybees healthy.

A Field Guide to Honeybees and Their Maladies:
Downloadable pdf:  http://extension.psu.edu/publications/agrs-116/view

 

Tools for Varroa Management from the Honeybee Health Coalition:

Their mission is to collaboratively implement solutions that will help to achieve a healthy population of honey bees while also supporting healthy populations of native and managed pollinators in the context of productive agricultural systems and thriving ecosystems.

http://honeybeehealthcoalition.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/HBHC%20Guide_Varroa_Interactive_23Sep.pdf

 

Mite Away Quick Strips Application video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_agntej2Nk

 

Pesticide Samples and Effects on Honeybees:

Note: the lower score of LD50 is more toxic
http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0009754

 

Article: Why Did My Honeybees Die?
 
https://beeinformed.org/2016/03/08/why-did-my-honey-bees-die/



L O C A L   P O L L I N A T O R

&   G A R D E N   G R O U P S

 

 

 
Having a beautiful, blooming garden can really help your bees on their way to being helpful and successful. Check out these awesome organizations and the work they do to help support our honeybees!

Organic Growers School

organicgrowersschool.org/

 

Organic Growers School is the premiere provider of practical and affordable organic education in the Southern Appalachians, building a vibrant food & farming community by boosting the success of organic home growers and farmers in our region. Their hands-on training, workshops, conferences and partnerships strengthen and celebrate each grower’s move towards self-reliance.

 

 

Asheville Green Works - 2017 Pollination Celebration

http://www.ashevillegreenworks.org/pollination-celebration.html

Pollination Celebration! takes place during the whole month of June 2017, and is a community-wide celebration of the valuable ecosystem services provided by bees, birds, butterflies, bats, beetles, flies, and other species that help pollinate one out of every three bites of food you eat! About 90% of all wild plants and trees rely on pollinators for the survival of their species. Pollinators also support healthy ecosystems that clean our air, stabilize soils, and support other wildlife.  Come out to our Pollination Celebration! events to learn more about native pollinators, pollination, why we need pollinators, and how pollinators need your help!

 

RootWise Landscape Solutions

http://rootwiselandscape.com/

RootWise Landscape Solutions, LLC specializes in providing Asheville and surrounding areas a wide variety of high-quality design, installation, and maintenance services for both commercial and residential properties. We’re experienced, punctual and attentive as we strive to not simply enhance, but also preserve each outdoor space through conscientious and sustainable practices. This is our chief goal, next to building a positive, professional relationship with our clients.

 

 

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