Contact Us

General inquiries:

Susan Spruill, president

828-467-9184

email: spruillsusan@yahoo.com

Website submissions/questions:

Debbie Griffith, secretary

828-707-1417

email: djgriff2@gmail.com

We're All About Bees!
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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.

From the President's Cell -- Welcome 2020

From the President’s Cell (January 2020)

Welcome to the year 2020! The number alone brings up all sorts of imagery, but the one I think of is “visual acuity”.  In an eye exam, having 20/20 vision indicates optimal clarity and sharpness of vision at a distance of 20 feet.  I look forward, with optimal clarity and sharpness, to the next 366 days of beekeeping.  Yes, 366.  To make this year even better, 2020 is a leap year, so we get an extra day to spend with our bees and our beekeeping friends.

If you missed the last meeting of 2019, the officers for 2020 are Susan Spruill returning as President, Edward Geouge returning as Vice President, Debbie Griffith returning as Secretary and John Pearson as our new Treasurer.  Our first meeting will be on February 25th, weather permitting.  Join us as we lay out our VISION for 2020.

Also, I have to share some news from our awesome members.  First, Leigh Knott has a podcast called Beekeeping at Five Apple Farm.  Leigh began this podcast in February of 2019.  With nearly weekly episodes, this podcast has been ranked #10 by Feedspot.com as one of the best beekeeping podcasts, blogs and YouTube channels to follow for 2020.  Starting on January 3rd, Leigh is doing a series called Bee School Radio 2020.  These episodes will be geared toward new beekeepers.  Not sure you have what it takes to be a beekeeper?  (read more...)

About

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. β€‹

Programs/Events

 

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.

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Resources/Vendors

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. 

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