List of upcoming events by date

Events

TCBA events are in blue
State events are in orange.
Other events are in black.

March 23

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Bee Basics for Beginning Beekeepers – Introductory Class

This class has been postponed due to weather. The new date is Saturday, April 6.


If you are thinking about raising honey bees this year, attend the Toe Cane Beekeepers Association’s one-day, hands-on Bee Basics for Beginning Beekeepers class. .

The class is designed to help the new beekeeper get started by identifying the equipment they will need, setting up their first hive, transferring a package of bees or a nuc to their hive, and conducting an inspection. 

Registration is required. 


April 23

6:30 p.m.

Monthly Meeting will Feature Guest Speaker Dr. Greg Hunt

Dr. Greg Hunt will talk about his ground-breaking work in developing the Purdue University “Mite-biter” strain of bees. Hunt recently retired and lives in the Mars Hill area.

This meeting is open to the public and will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the the Trinity Episcopal Church, 15 Hemlock St., Spruce Pine, NC 28777.

May 28

6:30 p.m.

Monthly Meeting will Feature Guest Speaker Burton Beasley

Burton Beasley is a Master Craftsman Beekeeper from Gaston County. He will talk about his recently published research project with NC State on whether probiotics live up to the claims of better bee health.

This meeting is open to the public and will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the the Trinity Episcopal Church, 15 Hemlock St., Spruce Pine, NC 28777.

June22

10:30 a.m.

TCBA Annual Picnic

Save the date for our annual pot luck picnic!

 Hive inspection and mite count with State Apiary Inspector Lewis Cauble is at 10:30 a.m. Lunch is served at noon. The club provides hamburgers, hot dogs and drinks. Members are asked to bring a side dish or dessert.  

More info to follow.