• The April 25 Field Day has been cancelled. We do not know if/when it will be rescheduled but will post here, on FB and by email when that happens.

  • Monthly Meetings are changing to an online Zoom meeting for the time being. 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 ed@sweetbetsyfarm.com 

Best Tasting Sourwood Honey in McDowell County

First Place: Jim Austin

Second Place Tie: Robert Kruzel / Barbara Fiele

Third Place Tie: Dan Shea

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!

News from the President

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

The bees have definitely been taking advantage of the early spring weather and many club members have reported multiple swarms, even from hives that have already  been split once or twice!

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

2020 McDowell Honeybees. K Speer Webmaster