2024 HCBA Speakers

January and February 2024: Bee School is In Session
Location and time for all 2024 speakers: 100 Jackson Park Rd, Hendersonville, NC 28792 or Zoom 7 pm

HCBA runs a Speakers Series for Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced Beekeepers.
Thanks to our 2024 Bee School Speakers: Kim Bailey, Shane Masterson, Pat Roe, Jim Poe, Will Garvey, Janet Peterson (Master Beekeeper), Lewis Cauble,
Scott Davis (Master Beekeeper), Rick Manning, Antoine Ignizio, and all our volunteers.
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Visit the HCBA YouTube Channel to meet some of our past leaders and speakers.

February 2, 2024, Ben Dictus | Corporate Apiaries for Employee Motivation | Bee Downtown
March 18, 2024, Bob Binnie | Queen Management Strategies
April 15, 2024, Tucker Worley | Spring Management
May 20, 2024, Burton Beasley | Sustainable Apiary Techniques
(4th Monday) June 24, 2024, Summer Picnic | Billy Fussell | Mites, Queens, and Nutrition from a Migratory Beekeeper
July 15, 2024, Jon Robertson | Mite Management Strategies
August 19, 2024, Lewis Cauble | Our State NC Dept of Agriculture Apiary Inspector on Mites
September 16, 2024, Scott Davis | Our Regional NCSBA Rep on Winter Preparation
October 21, 2024, Rick Sutton | Two Queen Hives and Maximizing Honey Production
(2nd Monday) November 11, 2024 Elections | Holiday Party | Honey Tasting Contest

Past Speakers:

March 20, 2023, Lexi Hoopman | Honey Bee Microbiomes
April 17, 2023, Hilary Kearney | Bee Temperament, “Africanized” Bees
May 5 & 6, 2023, Tom Repas | HCBA YouTube Interview | Genetic Diversity in Honey Bees and Why It’s Important for Beekeepers, Queen Bee Basics, Sustainable Beekeeping, Basics of Mead Making (This was recorded and available as a private link to HCBA members. Email info@hcbeekeepers.org for private YouTube link.)
June 19, 2023, David Foti | Extractor Demo | HCBA YouTube Interview
July 17, 2023, Lewis Cauble | Mites and Mite Treatments
Summer 2023, Blake Shook | HCBA YouTube Interview
Krispn Given | HCBA YouTube Interview
Dr. Samuel Ramsey | HCBA YouTube Interview
August 21, 2023,
Scott Davis | Winter Hive Preparation
September 18, 2023, Kim Bailey | Your Pollinator Garden
October 16, 2023, Phoebe Snyder | Bees Fight Back: Social Immunity and Defenses of the Hive
December 2, 2023, Ian Steppler | Small Scale Commercial Queen Bee Rearing, Sideline to Commercial Lessons Learned

March 23, 2013, Mel Disselkoen | HCBA YouTube Interview Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3
March 26, 2016, Michael Palmer | HCBA YouTube Video Session 1 | Session 2