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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.

Current Officers

  • President - Bob Momich
  • Vice President - Pat Momich
  • Secretary/Treasurer – Rachell Skerlec

Learn about beekeeping at Bee Schools in the area:

Upcoming Meetings in 2015 (check back for updates and revisions)


Presenter and Topic

February 23
(moved to 4th Monday due to weather)

Jon Christie, owner of Wild Mountain Bee Supply:  Coming out of Winter,: the management of your hives as you emerge from winter

March 16

Jack Hanel, Western NC State Bee Inspector: March in the bee yard, the state of NC bees, and what's new in the State

April 27 (4th Monday)

David Stallings, Henderson County Beekeepers: Sustainable Beekeeping, sharing methods for keeping bees, raising queen, and controlling mites

May 18

Sarah Eshan, with lots of experience keeping bees, presenting Meet the Honey Bee and what's happening in May

June 15

Dr. Frank Steele: surgeon and medical director at the Comprehensive Wound Healing Center at Valdese Hospital.

July 20

Joe Capps, successful honey producer near Burnsville: The year in the life of a western NC Beekeeper

August 17

Edd Buchanan, long time professional beekeeper, Master Beekeeper, former NC State inspector sharing words of wisdom

September 21

Bob Binnie of Lakemont, GA. Bob runs 1500+ colonies to produce nucs and honey, does some migratory beekeeping, and owns a bottling company that bottles over 1 million lbs. of honey annually.

October 19

Annual Honey and Honey Recipe Contest

November 16

Sharry Mikell, beekeeper and organic gardener: Body butters, lip balms, salves and soaps infused with beeswax.

December  - January

No meetings these months.


Useful links:

Updated:  17 February 2015