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It’s never been harder to maintain healthy hives and to successfully overwinter our colonies — And, it has never been more important!

Challenges For Today’s Beekeepers Dr. Jeff Pettis Nation’s Leading Scientist, USDA Bee Lab Beltsville Tuesday, June 17 at 6:30. Mountain Horticulture Crops Research and Extension Center, Mills River NC

RAFFLE: Books, Special Items AND COMPLETE BEE HIVE w/BEES ! Bring your questions. Some of the topics addressed: Role of pesticides in colony and queen health Reasons for rapid queen failure Recent studies on interactions between, viruses, Nosema and pesticide exposure Role of diverse bee forage on colony health. Hosted by Henderson County Beekeepers Co‐Sponsored by Henderson & Buncombe County Beekeeping Chapters Bee City USA A part of Pollination Celebration! 2014 Don’t miss: Wed June 18, 6pm at Unitarian Universalist Church of Asheville (UUCA) Give Bees a Chance: The Pollination Puzzle  Conversations with Dr. Pettis Includes reception, silent auction, honey tasting and exhibit. MORE INFORMATION:; Henderson Cty Ext at  828‐697‐4891

Former president of NCSBA coming to HCBC

Here is a reminder to all that are interested….

Our regular monthly meeting is June 3rd at 7 pm in the conference room at Haywood County Extension Center Waynesville, NC

GREG CLEMENTS will be our guest speaker.

July 1st is our annual club picnic, which will be held at the Waynesville Rec. Park beginning at 5:30.   PLEASE RSVP……………See you there.

Call Brother Allen  400-1735 or email at for more info.


Intermediate Bee School UPDATE

Allen Blanton, President of the Haywood County Beekeeping Association and Mr. Weaver will be presenting at the 2nd session of the Intermediate Bee School this Thursday night at 6:30 pm.

Mr. Phil Holbert will be presenting Thursday, March 27th.

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you Thursday!

For more information or to register for the Bee School click here.

Annual Bee School..

Intermediate Bee School

WHEN: Thursdays  March 13th, 20th, 27th, & April 3rd – 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm                               

WHERE: The Haywood County Extension Center at 589 Raccoon Road, Waynesville, NC 28786 (off Route 276, 2 miles South of Waynesville).

2014 Intermediate School Application


March 13, 2014     Kim Flottum (Editor of Bee Culture Magazine) – Splits, Robbing and Swarms

March 20, 2014     Jack Hanel – Diseases and Pesticides

March 27, 2014     Allen Blanton/Dan Weaver – Queen Rearing

April 3rd, 2014    Phil Holbert – Hive Management – A Year in Review

Cost: Haywood County Bee members…..$20    Non-members…..$40

In the event of snow or icy roads we will call about rescheduling

We will have door prizes and refreshments! Plus – we will be raffling off a package of bees (value $100)

For more info call…. Beginner’s….Tyree @ 421-1000 or Bill @ 456-3575

Intermediate….Kathy @ 279-5614 or Brother Allen @ 400-1735

Registration forms can be picked up at the Haywood County Extension Center in Waynesville

A Note From Kathy……

Hello beekeepers!!

We are planning new and great happenings this year.  This will be one time you do not want to miss our monthly meetings!!

As u know my time has expired as your President, but I will continue to work and be a part of your bee association. We have accomplished a lot but there is much education to do with each other and the public. I look forward to talking with you SO come by and see me at the Orchard.

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