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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

Michelle Mejia presentation now on YouTube

Our first online meeting of Toe Cane Beekeepers Association on July 28 was a big success and featured Michelle Mejia from Moral Bees sharing her experiences of growing her apiary and beginning a queen-rearing operation in Western NC. The presentation recording is now available via YouTube for those who did not sign in and hear it live last week. 

The video can be accessed here: https://youtu.be/vPlx00cnbJ0 

More than 20 of our members braved the technology challenge (it really was quite easy) and joined us for the meeting. Plans for future Zoom-based meetings are in the works.  Thanks to the NC State Beekeepers Association for allowing us access to the Zoom platform through the state's subscription.

Other announcements:  Nominations are now open for next year's club officers:  President, VP, Secretary and Treasurer.  To nominate yourself, or another member, contact Susan Spruill, president (spruillsusan@yahoo.com)  Susan has decided to step down from her role next year, so we need someone to attempt to fill her very big boots!  Susan has done a remarkable job for the past 4 years to build our club and expand our activities (despite the current challenges of Covid).

The duties of each officer position are listed on our website under "Bylaws".  Training for newly elected officers IS available, so there's no excuse not to take the plunge and help the club with new ideas.  Elections will take place virtually in October, so please get your nominations in right away, and certainly before Oct. 1.


 

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. 

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

Bee on dandelion

Honey bee collecting pollen