Friday, September 28, 2012

Share the Buzz at Greenlife Grocery

Great News! Bee City USA is the recipient of Greenlife Grocery's Bag Donation Program for October, 2012 
Please help us spread the word. During the month of October, for every customer who shops at Greenlife Grocery in Asheville, NC and uses a reusable bag at checkout, Greenlife will donate Five Cents to Bee City USA! This is great way to eat well while raising awareness for urban beekeeping and pollinator habitats.

Greenlife also invites us to educate their customers about the role of pollinators by tabling on a Friday, Saturday, Sunday, or Monday in October between 4:00 and 7:00. If you'd like to talk to Greenlife customers about beekeeping and pollinators, please contact Dawn Nelson at 845 709-7198 or to let her know which weekend day or days in October you're available.

We are proud to partner with Whole Foods/Greenlife Grocery and are thankful for their "Share the Buzz" campaign. Together with our area's beekeepers, we are poised to open the public's eyes a little more to how much each of us can do to save pollinators in urban environments. We do this TOGETHER - Thank you!

Saturday, September 22, 2012

October BCBC Meeting

Join us the first Monday of this month
to learn about some of the latest technology
in beekeeping and honey bee research.

Our speaker, Paul Vonk,
is an electrical engineer and a beekeeper in Georgia.
For a sneak peek at some of the tech
he'll be describing, go to

7:00 pm on October 1 at Groce United Methodist Church
at 954 Tunnel Rd in Asheville, NC.
Come early at 6:30 for informal mentoring, conversations about your bees,
opportunity to talk to other beekeepers.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Bob Binnie Speaker on Sept 17th in Henderson County

Bob Binnie will be speaking about commercial beekeeping at the Henderson County Beekeepers' meeting on Monday, Sept. 17th.

Bob is involved with not only honey production but also the selection and propagation of superior bee stock that survive without the use of harsh chemicals. He has provided nucs for research at University of Georgia which were used for IPM Research.

This past spring 500 nucs were available here in our area - many of which were of our local queen stock which are acclimated to our area. Greg Rogers, a friend of Bob's, shared that Bob has 1,000+ hives, and is a creative problem solver who shares information openly. Bob is the past president of the Georgia Beekeepers Association and an informative speaker. Jennifer Berry wrote in Bee Culture Magazine that "Bob is always researching and fine tuning ways to become a better beekeeper."

Henderson County Beekeepers

NEXT MEETING: Sept 17, 2012 7pm ***
Meeting will be at the Mountain Horticultural Corps Research & Extension Center***
2016 Fanning Bridge Road, Fletcher NC