2020 McDowell Honeybees. K Speer Webmaster

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

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

We had a great Bee School this month and Karen and I would like to thank everyone who participated, volunteered or donated to the silent auction; it was our best auction yet! 

The NCSBA Spring meeting in New Bern, NC is just finishing up and Karen and I had the opportunity to talk to a lot of beekeepers. The Summer meeting will be July 16-18 in Flat Rock and I encourage you all to make plans to attend!

Our bees are rapidly building up and the hives already have some drone cells. While swarming hasn't started in western NC yet, some of the beekeepers in the Raleigh area are already seeing swarms. Its time to set those swarm traps out!

See you on March 12.

Ed Speer