All the buzz you need to get … about and for Beekeepers!

GARDEN JUBILEE Volunteer Sign up

HCBA will, again, share a booth with Bee City of Hendersonville at this year’s Garden Jubilee Festival. We need volunteers to sell Honey (if you still have some) and/or talk to curious festival goers about bees and beekeeping. If you’re new to beekeeping and just went through bee school this year, you will surprise yourself because you know a lot more than you think about bees and would certainly be able to do this. Below is a link to our sign up page on Sign Up Genius. Please consider helping us get the word out about the importance of Honey Bees.

Beek Speaker Tom Repas – May 2023

Henderson County Beekeepers Association hosted Special Speaker award-winning mead maker, beekeeper, and doctor, Tom Repas on May 5th & 6th, 2023. The LIVE, unedited ZOOM recordings of his two-day (10-hour!) presentations are available. Tom Repas discusses, “Genetic Diversity In Honey Bees, Queen Bee Basics, Sustainable Beekeeping and Basics of Mead Making.” If you aren’t a member and would like access to these recordings to listen to in your car or on your own computer or smartphone at a time convenient to you, please join our bee club at and then email or for the UNLISTED and BEE CLUB MEMBER only program viewing links. We will verify your current membership dues payment before the links are sent.

May 2023 Newsletter

If you have information for our June Newsletter, check our website calendar for deadlines and distribution dates. Read the May 2023 HCBA Newsletter.

“Bee” Social Gatherings

Meet fellow beekeepers! Drink a brew, bite a chew, and have a chat. Second Mondays 7-9 pm each Month. Check the calendar of events to participate:

Beekeepers In The News

Henderson County Beekeepers have been in the news!

Award-winning mead maker and beekeeper in Hendersonville NC hosted by HCBA

Henderson County Beekeepers Association | Holly Lesuer | Membership Director

Henderson County Beekeepers Association | Antoine Ignizio | Historic Johnson Farm Apiary

Beekeepers Names New President, Holds Honey-Tasting Contest, Times News November 2022

Steve Pettis Interviews Beekeeper Jim Poe November 2022

Blainesworld podcast featuring Jim Poe and Padma Dyvine on December 2022

Got Swarms ???

If you have a swarm on your property, we probably have someone willing to come get it. Click on the link and call whoever covers your area or call 828 BEE 5623 (828-233-5623)

🌞 Apiary News 🌚

The club’s Apiary is located at  Historic Johnson Farm on Haywood Rd/Rte 191 across from Rugby Middle school. Check Facebook for last-minute updates on the weather and how it affects apiary sessions, workshops, and so forth. Remember to enter through the exit, park in the parking lot to the right and walk to the back of the property. 🐝

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 or if you’re having trouble with the website, you can pay via Venmo (Note: you know you’re at the right Venmo account when you see the honey comb behind the HCBA logo.)

Meeting Minutes

HCBA Meeting Minutes, Board Meeting minutes  are now available online.  Email for a link.

Request for Speakers

HCBA has a commitment to education. Therefore, HCBA attends festivals as well as going to schools, clubs and other opportunities to speak with the public about Beekeeping and pollinators in general.

Requests for an HCBA guest speaker may be directed to Dan Bowen at

HCBA Speakers Series

HCBA runs a Speakers Series for Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced Beekeepers.
Sign up for our newsletter at the top of this page to stay in touch.
You do not have to be a member to join our newsletter.

See current speaker list and visit the HCBA YouTube Channel to meet our leaders and speakers.2023 Beek Speaker Lineup So, print/post this and share it with other beekeepers you know. Thank you!

When our regular meeting place at Jackson Park Extension Office is too small for meetings and speakers, we use the Operations Center, 305 Williams Street, Hendersonville, NC 28792

HCBA Non-members speaker fees vary (Tom Repas $25 both days; Phoebe Snyder $15, Ian Steppler $25) Pay for one speaker or HCBA membership with Venmo
HCBA Members: Free (RSVP here at Facebook)
Join HCBA Membership and Get All Speakers for Free 


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!

HCBA Calendar of Events



For event details, please check our calendar of events

HCBA – Information by Beekeepers for Beekeepers!