Monthly Meetings currently all in an online Zoom meeting format. Check your email for updates and Zoom sign in info a couple days before the scheduled meeting. If you don't receive our emails, please email 

News from the President

Hope everyone's fall is going as well as can be expected in this time of change and uncertainty. Karen and I are still healthy and busy and hope everyone else is as well.

Across most of the county, we had a banner Sourwood season and the club members I have spoken with are pleased with their harvest. Now is the time to confirm that your bees have enough food stores to get them through the winter. If you don't have 40-60 pounds of honey on the hive, you should be feeding them.

This is also the time for mite checks as we will soon be out of the temperature window needed to treat the bees. Just a reminder that the club does have heat treatment units available for rent. If it is intimidating for you, then please give me a call at 828-724-4444 and I will be happy to help you walk through the process. Also, reference the tab at the top of this website labeled MMK Program for all the guidelines and reference documents.

In an effort to stay connected, please join our monthly online meetings and FaceBook page. We will continue to adjust meetings and communications as we receive updates.

Stay safe and hopefully we'll see you soon!

Take Care,

Ed Speer

Monthly Meetings

Due to current Restrictions, all meetings will be held online using zoom at the standard time.We meet at 6:30pm, the second Thursday of every month.


When we can resume meeting in person, it will be at at the McDowell Senior Center, 100 Spaulding Rd., Marion, NC 28752.  Special meetings and locations are announced here and via our email list.

Guests of all ages are always welcome at our meetings and children are encouraged!

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