2018 NCSBA Summer Meeting
Make plans now to join your fellow beekeepers for the summer meeting to be held at a spacious and beautiful, green space venue in the Blue Ridge Mountains near Flat Rock, Hendersonville and Asheville. Experience three days of excellent beekeeping presenters, participate in informative workshops, meet and shop with the major purveyors of beekeeping equipment and supplies, and enjoy the company of old friends and make new ones.
The summer meeting promises to be an excellent event with programs and presentations from:
- Tom Seeley- Cornell University- Author of Honeybee Ecology (1985), The Wisdom of the Hive (1996), and Honeybee Democracy (2010). Dr. Seeley’s research focus is the social behavior of the honey bee.
- Frederique Keller- President of the American Apitherapy Society- leading acupuncturist, medical herbalist will present programs on apitherapy which utilize bee venom therapy, honey, pollen, propolis, and royal jelly.
- David Tarpy- NCSU- Outstanding professor and researcher, NCSU Cooperative Extension State Apiculturist. Dr. Tarpy will present on his current research at NCSU and beekeeping issues in NC.
- Phil Craft- Bee Culture magazine, author of “Ask Phil”
- Experienced beekeepers will present expanded beekeeper workshops featuring practical beekeeping information and Born and Bred queen rearing programs.
- North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Apiary inspectors will present beekeeping programs in apiaries located in the open green spaces of Blue Ridge Community College.
HCBA June 18 Meeting and BBQ
Our June meeting will be our annual Pot Luck. The Club will provide Smoked Pork Butts and drinks. Please bring a dish to share. Follow the link to Sign Up Genius to let us know what you are bringing. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B054FA4A623A0FB6-june We will Meet at the Pavilion next to the Henderson County Extension Office in Jackson Park. The address is 100 Jackson Park Rd. Come join the crowd, enjoy good food and talk about bees.
June 16, Apiary Sessions
Saturday from 1:00-3:00 is our weekly Apiary session. June 16 and the agenda is: ROBBING!! How to recognize robbing bees and what you can do about it. Professor James Poe will be leading the group so don’t miss this important event. For all those that are interested in apiary sessions, we will continue to have apiary events regardless of the weather. Rain or shine, one or more experienced apiary members will be @ Johnson Farm. If there is rain we will take cover and answer some of the burning questions you may have. So, please join us. The sessions will be at the HCBA apiary at Historic Johnson Farm
Request for Speaker
Requests for an HCBA guest speaker may be directed to HCBA Director of External Communications, Jim Poe, firstname.lastname@example.org
HCBA uses several communications vehicles:
- The website at click here will give a summary of club communications
- The calendar of Events click here will provide specific details on scheduled events such as topic, date, time, location and and agenda. For directions via google maps, click on the icon next to the address.
- Newsletters will be published approx monthly. For the most part, the content will mirror the website, with the addition of some unique articles.
- Facebook click here (or search on Henderson County Beekeepers in facebook) will provide the opportunity to chat with fellow beekeepers via social media. Ask questions, post pictures, tell tall tales, share your beekeeping experiences. Although club communications will often find their way here, please use the website or Newsletter to stay abreast of events and happenings.
- Twitter click here. If you follow hcbeekeepers, you will receive tweets (think text messages) regarding club news!
- Periodic ‘special’ emails, such as the Michael Palmer seminar held early this year. The Newsletter represents the monthly email you will receive from HCBA.
Your Contact Information
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For event details please check our calendar of events
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