September Monthly Meeting 

September 8, 2022

Best Tasting Sourwood Honey Contest

News from the President

It's Sourwood Contest time!

Everyone is invited--club members, family, guests, and the general public.  Join us and help select McDowell County's Best Tasting Sourwood Honey for 2022.

McDowell County has a long and proud history of sourwood honey production.  It is considered by many to be the best honey in the world, and it comes from our native sourwood trees, which only grow here in the southern Appalachians.

The McDowell Beekeeping Association is hosting this annual black jar tasting event.  This will also be our regular monthly meeting for September.  Honey entries must be this year's June/July honey produced by McDowell Beekeeping Association members and honeybees in McDowell or adjacent counties.

Monthly meeting starts at 6:30 pm
Honey tasting contest starts at 7:00 pm
Keeper's Cut Meadery 175 W. Henderson St., Marion

If you have honey to enter, bring a 16-oz jar to the event by 6:45 pm.  For questions, contact Ed Speer, President of McDowell Beekeeping Association.

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Monthly Meetings

We meet at 6:30pm, the second Thursday of every month.


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