Henderson County Beekeepers
The Henderson County Beekeepers meet every month:
Time: Third Monday at 7:00 PM
Location: Henderson County – NC Cooperative Extension (Click Here for Map)
Address: 100 Jackson Park Rd (in Jackson Park), Hendersonville, NC 28792
*** Mel Disselkoen will be presenting his OTS QUEEN REARING AND SELF SUFFICIENT BEEKEEPING STRATEGIES ***
When: Saturday, March 22, 2014
Where: First Congregational Church, 1735 5th Ave West, Hendersonville, NC
Time: Doors will open at 9:30 AM. Presentation at 10:00 AM
After a lunch break there will be a “NOTCHING” workshop at Historic Johnson Farm. This is an opportunity to hear and see Mel’s technique for eliminating swarming, raising your own Queens without grafting, and breaking the mites’ breeding cycle.
Mel has just published his new book “OTS QUEEN REARING” which will be available.
Tickets: $10 at the door
HCBA Demonstration Days/Workshops at Historic Johnson Farm
March 8 and March 15, 2014 11:00 AM
Location: 3346 Haywood Rd, Hendersonville, NC 28791 (Click Here for Map)
Demonstrations will include:
Constructing an electric bear fence, building a hive stand, smoker fuels and lighting the smoker
How to feed your bees, assembling hive components, hive inspections, and gadgets we find useful
There will be an assortment of bee supplies available for comparing options – 8 vs. 10 frame hive components, hatless veils, protective equipment, and bee supply catalogs.
Bring your protective gear! We will demonstrate hive inspection techniques, weather permitting.
*** For the March 8 workshop, parking will be available across the road from Historic Johnson Farm at Rugby Middle School only. Another function has reserved the parking area at Historic Johnson Farm. People and equipment can be dropped off, but please park at the school.***
For the March 15 workshop, use the exit drive to park in the main parking area at Historic Johnson Farm, or park across the road at the school. Please don’t park elsewhere on Johnson Farm property.
Next regular meeting: Monday, March 17, 2014 7:00 PM at Jackson Park NC Cooperative Extension Center
We will cover the social life in the hive, the colonies behavior when preparing to reproduce itself, and the swarm and what changes when we intervene
Hope to see you there!
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call the extension office at (828) 697-4891 , or email the group at Henderson-County-Beekeepers@googlegroups.com.
Please monitor your email and/or the website for further information!
Videos of Interest:
The Sustainable Apiary by Mike Palmer
NOVA’s Tales from the Hive
The Henderson County Beekeepers is a local county chapter of the North Carolina State Beekeepers Association. We have members of all ages and all levels of beekeeping experience.
We discuss a variety of aspects of beekeeping in Western NC, including:
- colony setup and management
- disease identification and solutions
- natural, chemical-free beekeeping
- honey production and marketing
- wax crafts and other products from the hive
- beekeeping products and solutions