GEAR DAY is May 13, 2021 at the McDowell Honey House!

News from the President

May 13, 2021 GEAR DAY at the Honey House

McDowell Beekeepers join us for our first in-person monthly meeting in more than a year!  We will gather for our May Monthly Meeting at 6:30 pm at the club's McDowell Honey House (end of Ag Services Drive--turn east off of NC 226, 1/2 mile south of I-40).  This will be an outside gathering, so bring your own lawn chair.  In case of foul weather, we will gather at the adjacent McDowell Agriculture Barn. 

This is our annual GEAR DAY!  Club members, their family and guests, and the public are welcome!  Bring any beekeeping gear that you wish to demo, sell, trade, or give away.  Bring your favorite piece of gear, or your least favorite--and tell us why!  This is your chance to dispose of beekeeping gear you no longer want.  It's also a grand social event where beekeepers can share advice and ask questions about everything GEAR related. Beekeepers bewildered by the vast array of beekeeping equipment should find this gathering very informative.  Experienced beekeepers will be on-hand to answer your questions.  The honey extraction equipment in the club's Honey house will be available for viewing.  In addition, we will be demonstrating the club's Mighty Mite Killer heaters, which are for rent to club members.

We will also have door prizes for give-away!  Please bring any beekeeping, gardening, plants, handmade crafts, or household items that you wish to donate for door prizes.

See you on the 13th!  COVID is still a concern, so wearing face masks are encouraged.

Bee safe and all the best....Ed Speer

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!