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This organization is a chapter of the North Carolina State Beekeepers Association serving apiarists in Madison County of western NC.

This chapter meets on third Monday of each month at the Madison County Cooperative Extension Service Center, 258 Carolina Lane Marshall, NC 28753 (ph. 828 649-2411).  Consult the table below for specific dates.  Meetings typically begin with a pot-luck dinner at 6:00 pm followed by the program at 6:30 pm.  Contact the Cooperative Extension Service Center office for more information about chapter activities and upcoming meetings.

2017 Club brochure including list of meetings

Officers for 2017

  • President - Jeff Lowe
  • Vice President - Barry Cooper
  • Secretary – Pat Momich
  • Treasurer - Ralph Rognstad

Learn about beekeeping at Bee Schools in the area:

Meetings in 2017


Presenter and Topic

February 20

Jon Christie:  Coming out of Winter: the management of your hives as bees transition from winter to spring.

March 20

Sarah Eshan McKinney, beekeeper, educator, & owner of Wild Mountain Bee Supply, discusses swarm control, plus how to install nucs and packages of bees.

April 17

Lewis Cauble, the State Bee Inspector for WNC, talks about a springtime issue with bees. 

May 15

Jeff Lowe, our esteemed Club president, demonstrates “The Beehive 101”-- knowing the equipment and tools of beekeeping.

June 19

Ralph Rognstad and Jeff Lowe discuss top-bar hives and Slovenian hives.

July 17

Movie night, title to be announced later, and a short program about preparing your honey for competition.

August 21

Picnic potluck and hands-on hive demonstration.

September 18

Annual Honey tasting and Honey Recipe Contests with cash prizes!

October 16

Carl Chesnick, a no-treatment beekeeper with the Center for Honeybee Research, shares a program for uploading beekeeper information and collecting data.

November 21


December  - January

No meetings these months.


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Updated:  11 October 2017