WELCOME!

Seasonal comments: Winter Is Coming

September, October - Final prep for winter. The bees will be collecting as much nectar as possible from the remaining aster and goldenrod trying to load up on final stores of food for winter. At some point the drones (male bees) will be kicked out of the hive. Also of note... MITES. Mites should be peaking about right now unless you took some kind of action to reduce them.

For more information, check out this nice chart for the beekeeping year:
https://goo.gl/b10xue

Happy Beekeeping!

RUDY HOFFMAN

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of one of our fellow beekeepers and members, Rudy Hoffman (January 15, 1942 - Thursday, April 23, 2015). Rudy was such a kind soul and mentor to so many of us. He'll be greatly missed. [Obituary]

Events and Activities

Visit our events page for a full list of upcoming activities.
Visit our meetings page for monthly meeting information.

The next several events...
  • Next meeting: April 29th. 7pm for mentors and mentees and folks looking to be either! 7:30pm meeting start!
  • NCSBA Summer conference in Lake Junaluska, NC


We are a small association of peers dedicated to furthering the knowledge of and interest in beekeeping in Franklin County, North Carolina.

Our club sprang to life in late 2007 due primarily to the efforts of Larry Green and a small group of people he recruited to help him. Franklin County has been until now, and may have always been, without a beekeepers association.

We are young, but rapidly growing. If you are interested in joining, please contact one of us or simply show up to a meeting. We'd love to have you.

Where we meet...

We meet 7:30pm on the last Wednesday of every month at the Franklin County Cooperative Extension located at 103 S Bickett Blvd, Louisburg, NC 27549.