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2022 Beekeeping School

The Henderson County Beekeepers Association (HCBA) is pleased to announce the schedule for their 2022 Beekeeping School. This is one of this region’s most extensive beekeeping courses consisting of 7 classroom sessions and up to 6, but at least 2 apiary sessions (weather dependent) with over a dozen instructors from the southeast. The course objective is to prepare you to successfully care for your bees during the first year of beekeeping. The $75 fee includes a textbook, course materials and one year Family membership in HCBA. Those completing the class and planning to become spring 2022 beekeepers are encouraged to take advantage of HCBA’s unique mentor program. Mentors make themselves available to ‘hands on’ support and coach those completing this course during the critical first year of beekeeping.

The class is held every Monday evening for 7 consecutive weeks beginning January 10, 2022 from 7 to 9 p.m. on Zoom and at the Henderson County Cooperative Extension Office in Jackson Park.

To begin Enrollment in HCBA’s 2022 Bee School start here:   Click Here

Once you have joined HCBA, you will receive an email from membership@hcbeekeepers.org.  You must complete the profile and set up your user name and password.  Now that you have a valid  membership, log in to the HCBA website (click here to log in).

Once you are logged in, click on the “Education” drop down menu and select “2022 Bee School Enrollment” to finally enroll in Bee School.


Bee School Alumni

Have you attended Bee School and would like to take it again? Of course you would!  Alumni are welcome to take the whole school or drop in on any class through Zoom.  We don’t know what Covid restrictions are going to look like in January so we will give first preference to 2021 alumni to attend live sessions.  If you are interested in taking Bee School again, send an email to info@hcbeekeepers.org and let me know live or zoom.


Open Board Positions

One item that we need to review with you again will be the upcoming election of new board members in the fall. If you’ve kept bees for a month or just taken our class, then you are considered qualified and can be a new voice and great contributor with your bee school feedback and new beekeeper ideas. Neither of the open Director positions requires a great deal of time or expertise but both are critical to helping us support the club and continuing its success.

The two open positions are as follows: 

Internal Communications Director  

Working closely with the Vice President to support the work of the webmaster and other internal communications activities of the HCBA. The HCBA webmaster shall serve on this committee. The Internal Communications Committee shall also be responsible with assisting in sending out emails to club membership regarding upcoming events.

Resources Director

Resources Committee shall oversee the availability, uses, and maintenance of the association’s physical assets (e.g.library materials, extractors, refractometer, demonstration hive, and any other physical assets of the association) and provide written reports at the end of each program year of the equipment status and use. In the best of circumstances, the members who are housing the equipment will serve​​ on​​ this ​​committee, a​s ​​will​​ the​​ Secretary.

Thanks for considering supporting your bee club and volunteering to serve in one of these two-year positions. Please contact Pat Roe (President) at 443-799-4653 or email president@hcbeekeepers.org if you are interested or have any questions.

Cheers,

The Officers and Board of Henderson County Beekeepers Association

 


Membership lapsed?

You may renew your membership at the link below and you will again be eligible for ALL the benefits of being a member of HCBA.

Renew Here

   

HCBA Meeting Minutes

HCBA Meeting Minutes, Board Meeting minutes  are now available online.  Access them from this LINK


   Request for Speaker

Requests for an HCBA guest speaker may be directed to HCBA Director of External Communications, Jim Poe, director1@hcbeekeepers.org


 

Stay Informed!

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 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.  The Newsletter represents the monthly email you will receive from HCBA.
  • 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.
  • Periodic ‘special’ emails, such as announcements of special speakers or programs, will be published as needs dictate.

Your Contact Information

HCBA member contact information (phone number and email address) is only used to contact members for ‘official’ club business!  Please keep your contact information up to date. To do so,  log in and update your profile.  Should you forget your password you may request a new password.
HCBA now has a ‘privacy policy.‘  HCBA will never share your personal information with 3rd parties!


 

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For event details please check our calendar of events

HCBA – Information by Beekeepers for Beekeepers!