Monday, February 28, 2011

BCBC March Meeting

For our March meeting
we welcome our own Greg Rogers
of Haw Creek Honey.

Greg will share about
making nucs
and new methods of mite control.

March 7, 2011 at 7:00 pm
in the Fellowship Hall at
Groce United Methodist.

Groce UMC
is at 954 Tunnel Road in Asheville.
See the page for directions.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Sign up now for WNC Bee School

The WNC 2011 Beginners Bee School
Saturday/Sunday, March 12-13, 2011

Click here to register.

Folk Art Center, Blue Ridge Parkway, Milepost 382, Asheville, NC
BEE SCHOOL HOURS: Saturday 9-4:30 Sunday 12-4:30
Then mail $20 check to
Buncombe County Beekeepers, PO Box 785, Asheville, NC 28802

The WNC Center for Honeybee Research and the Buncombe County Beekeepers present this 2 day Introduction to Beekeeping. This will give you enough information to make thoughtful choices for your new hobby. Subjects covered include:
*what to do before you get your bees
* costs involved/equipment needed
* terminology, the language of beekeepers
* the colony as a Superorganism
* pollination and floral sources of nectar
* honey and other products of the hive
* keeping your hive healthy
* beekeepers’ chores by the season
* resources and where you can learn more

Invitation to Madison County Beekeepers meetings

Dr. Tarpy, Valentines and Bees
Come hear Dr. David Tarpy NCSU - Extension Entomology Program
at the Madison County Beekeepers meeting on February 14, 2011.
David Tarpy - NCSU, will share current research in NC and Southeast,
update on CCD & Africanized honeybees

This chapter usually meets on the third Monday of each month but Dr. Tarpy was scheduled 2 years ago! Come to the Madison County Cooperative Extension Service Center, 258 Carolina Lane Marshall, NC 28753 (ph. 828 649-2411).

Meetings typically begin with a pot-luck dinner at 6:00 pm followed by the program at 6:30 pm. "The supper will definitely be better than fighting the V-day crowds at the restaurants and St. Valentine was also the patron saint of beekeeping! Hope to see you there" says president, Jon Christie.

Madison County Beekeepers
Upcoming Meetings in 2011 (check back for updates and revisions)

February 14 (second Monday this month)

Dr. David Tarpy - NCSU, current research in NC and Southeast, update on CCD & Africanized honeybees

March 21

Lady Cerell, beekeeping trip to Italy

April 18

Phil Holbert, Spring management, preparing for honey flow.

May 16

Ed Buchanan – Master Beekeeper from Buncombe Co.

June 20

Carl Chesick, new WNC Center for Honeybee Research

July 18

Juliana Rangel - NCSU, swarming and supersedure behaviors, queen rearing (tentative)

August 15

Jack Hanel – regional NCDA bee inspector, season overview & preparing for winter

September 19

Steve Langfeld - Buncombe County Bee Club, pollen, allergies, honey and healing

October 17

Contests: best-tasting honey & honey-containing dish

November 21

Greg Rodgers – Haw Creek Honey, commercial beekeeping

Friday, February 4, 2011

Inclement Weather Policy for Buncombe County Beekeepers

If Buncombe County Schools are closed on the day of a scheduled meeting of BCBC, there will be no club meeting that night. 2 hour delays do not effect meeting times. Please do not contact the office of Groce Church for details about meeting times. Please check or call the Buncombe County Extension Office.