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2023 Bee School Sign up is Open

Enrollment for 2023 Bee School is open. The cost for Bee School is $75 – $15 to join the association and $60 for the class and the textbook. Before signing up for Bee School, read this document to see if it’s really for you – link: “Is beekeeping right for you“. Now that you’re sure, follow this link to access the enrollment page Bee School enrollment Link . Classes are Monday nights January 9- February 20 and are either in person or on Zoom. There will be live Bee School Apiary Workshops on Saturdays during Bee School when the weather cooperates, that is – no precipitation, temperature above 45°, preferably sunny and not windy.



Would you like to join in on the Live Hive Raffle? Click the link below to purchase tickets and your name will be added to the drawing.

Bee School Drawing

Beekeepers In The News

Henderson County Beekeepers have been in the news ahead of 2023 Bee School!

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 🐝

Welcome 2023 Bee School students! Due to the cool weather expected this weekend – 2/4 & 2/5, we WILL NOT be having a Bee School Apiary Workshop. Stay tuned here or on our Facebook group page for future Workshops. They will be on Saturdays at 1 – 3 PM when the weather cooperates. So come on out! Hope to see ya there.

The club’s Apiary is located at  Historic Johnson Farm (select link for info) on Haywood Rd/Rte 191 across from Rugby Middle school.

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

HCBA Meeting Minutes

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

Request for Speaker

Requests for an HCBA guest speaker may be directed to HCBA Director of External Communications, Dan Bowen,


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!



For event details please check our calendar of events

HCBA – Information by Beekeepers for Beekeepers!