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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.

2018 Club brochure including list of meetings from 2018

Officers for 2018

  • President - Frank Frisby
  • Vice President - Mark Goodin
  • Secretary - Pat Momich
  • Treasurer - Ralph Rognstad

Learn about beekeeping at Bee Schools in the area:

Schedule of meetings in 2018

Date Presenter and Topic

February 19

Jon Christie on Coming out of Winter on managing hives as bees transition from winter to spring -and- Greg Rogers on Queen Rearing using different methods.

March 19

Leigh Knott from Yancey County to talk to us about making splits.

April 16

Burton Beasley from Gaston County Beekeepers on swarm management and swarm trapping

May 21

Ed Speer from McDowell County Beekeepers will be discussing Plants for Pollinators.

June 18

From Haywood County Beekeepers, David Massengill will discuss using wax foundation & starter strips and woodenware preparation.  Allen Blanton will discuss the state beekeeping program and the upcoming summer state meeting at Hendersonville.

July 16

Edd Buchanan from Black Mountain will speak about A Day in the Beeyard.

August 20

Lewis Cauble our State Bee Inspector will speak to us about the three M's, Mites, Miticides and Monitoring.

September 17

Sarah McKinney from Wild Mountain Bees will talk about preparing our hives for winter - along with our Annual Honey tasting and Honey Recipe Contests with full potluck dinner.

September 17

Beth Sain from Haywood County Beekeepers on Beeswax: From the Hive to the Product

November 19

Review of the year, election of officers, setting goals for 2019.

December  - January

No meetings these months.

Useful links:

Updated:  10 January 2018