About Us

The Henderson County Beekeepers Association 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 form the hive
  • beekeeping products and solutions

We want to help our members become Bee KEEPERS, not Bee HAVERS.  Please look around and get involved!  The bees depend on you for their very survival and your satisfaction.  Some of the things we offer:

  • Nurture beginning beekeepers and support experienced ones with tested information and practices
  • Share information about problems facing bees and their solutions
  • Help develop markets for beekeeping products
  • Be alert to all state and national laws related to beekeeping and the production and marketing of honey and wax
  • Promote understanding between the beekeepers of the state, the nation and the world
  • Promote public awareness of honey bee’s importance for pollination
  • Foster interactions with the other members of the agricultural community
  • Help develop programs for young people wanting to become beekeepers
  • An ever-growing and user-friendly web site
  • Newsletters
  • Mentor lists
  • Young beekeeper scholarship program
  • Workshops
  • Detailed workshop notes for self-guided learning