List of upcoming events by date
TCBA events are in blue.
State events are in orange.
Other events are in black.
NCSBA 2023 Spring Meeting at the Union County Agricultural Center in Monroe, N.C.
The North Carolina State Beekeepers Association, of which TCBA is a chapter, is hosting their spring meeting in Monroe, N.C., just southwest of Charlotte. This conference offers nationally renowned experts and researchers, inlcuding Kamon Reynolds, Cory Stevens and Morgan Roth, Ph.D. Visit the NCSBA website to register.
Special Event with Ang Roel and Bi Kline of They Keep Bees
Beekeepers and educators Ang Roell and Bi Kline of They Keep Bees will give a special presentation on which methods of splitting hives are the most effective and productive. The event will be held at the Yancey County Extension Office, 30 E U.S. Hwy 19 Bypass, Burnsville ,NC 28714. If weather allows, the presentation will be followed by a hands-on presentation at the nearby Blue Rock Apiary. Admission is free and open to the public.
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Bee Basics One-Day Class
Bee Basics for Beginning Beekeepers is a one-day hands-on introductory class for new beekeepers and people considering becoming beekeepers. This class is an introduction to beekeeping and covers hives and other beekeeping equipment, sting prevention, how to work a hive, and troubleshooting. Participants will get to open a hive and remove and inspect a frame of bees. Held at the Blue Rock Apiary outside Burnsville, the class is free, but you must be a TCBA member to attend. If you are not a member, you can join or renew your 2023 membership for $10 here. Register for the class by clicking here.
Regular Meeting with Speaker
Lee Knott, host of the popular podcast Beekeeping at Five Apple Farm, will be our featured speaker. Admission is free. The meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church in Spruce Pine and is open to the public.