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March and April Meetings Canceled

To TCBA Members and Followers:

From: Susan Spruill, president

Like you, I have been watching the COVID-19 pandemic unfold.  After discussions with the executive committee and in light of Governor Cooper's Executive Order #117, we have determined the most prudent thing to do is cancel all upcoming meetings until further notice.  Although our meetings do not typically fit the category of "mass gathering of greater than 100 people," it would be difficult for people to attend our meetings and maintain the recommended safe "social distancing" of 6 feet. 

We will happily announce when our meetings will resume.  If we are fortunate, it might be in April or May.  Until then please use out FB page to interact with other TCBA members at www.facebook.com/toecane.

I encourage beekeepers to interact with each other in much smaller gatherings (2-3) outdoors and preferably in your bee yards.  Although not scientifically proven, I feel confident that working with bees will boost your well-being and stimulate your immune system.  So take this opportunity to spend more time with your bees!

Meanwhile, please stay accurately informed on how to remain safe and minimize the risk of infection or transmission.  The NC Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) provides regular updates at: https://www.ncdhhs.gov/.


Susan Spruill

President, TCBA


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€‹



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

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Honey bee collecting pollen