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Whether you're a veteran beekeeper or just starting out in the world of bees, join our friendly club and meet new friends, hear engaging speakers and learn more about the fascinating world of honey bees.

Swarm Spotted?  Here's our list of folks who might help

Future plans for Toe Cane meetings/events

A message from President Susan Spruill:

First off, I want to apologize that we have not met as a chapter since February.  No, I am not taking responsibility for the COVID-19 Pandemic.  But I am taking responsibility for dragging my feet on getting us involved in virtual meetings.  I honestly kept thinking, we’d be able to meet in a month or so.  Well, as you know, that month or so has tuned into 4 months and still counting!

Last week the Chamber of Commerce for Burnsville cancelled the Mt Mitchell Crafts Fair for the first time in its history. It was a wake-up call for me.  The risks associated with the pandemic are not going away soon. This summer has been a series of plan, wait, cancel, try again.  So, the executive board has made the decision to cancel all upcoming events and in-person meetings for the rest of 2020.  No picnic. No Crafts Fair.  No Honey Tasting Contest. No big speaker (yes, we had lined up Tina Sebastyen for October 17th at the Burnsville Town Center).

We have now switched our attention to other forms of meeting; namely virtual meetings, such as ZOOM. Stay tuned for announcements on upcoming meetings and presenters..

We will have to devise an online election process for 2021 officers via an online process in October. Meanwhile, if you would like add your time and expertise to our leadership, please send me your name or the name of a person you’d like to nominate.for positions of President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer.  The duties of each position can be found on our website at https://www.toecanebeekeepers.net/bylaws-minutes.  The only criterion for holding office is to be a member of the Chapter.  The ballots will need to be ready by Early October, so please send in your nominations before then. I hope you and your bees are healthy and happy.


TCBA is a non-profit organization that promotes the art and science of beekeeping, encourages cooperation among local beekeepers, contributes to the advancement of education about beekeeping and its related activities, and offers related support to our members and neighboring communities. ​



Monthly meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday February through July. Guest speakers appear at each regular meeting, which begin at 6 p.m. with a Pot Luck Dinner. Most meetings are held at the United Community Bank in Burnsville. All meetings are open to the public. You don't have to be a member to attend.

Club business

Members of Toe Cane Beekeepers can find our bylaws, meeting minutes and other information on club activities, leadership information and more by clicking on the "More" link below  All minutes of meetings are posted a few days after the meetings are held.


Need help with a swarm? Want to check out a book, video or other materials from our club library? Maybe you'd like to borrow the club extracting equipment. Or you might want take a look at some helpful links to vendors of bee equipment, local attractions, state beekeeping resources.  Click "More" to access our resources. 

Contact Us

General inquiries:

Susan Spruill, president


email: spruillsusan@yahoo.com

Website submissions/questions:

Debbie Griffith, secretary


email: djgriff2@gmail.com