Winter is coming!

September and October - late flow but dry!
Golden rod and aster and other fall wildflowers come into bloom. These plants are critical for overwintering nectar for your bees. Most beekeepers leave that honey on the hives for winter stores. September and October are also traditionally dry months. Make sure your bees have access to water.
  • Drought conditions continue potentially.
  • Bees get a reprieve on food access and stock up for winter.
  • Drones will likely be booted out at the end of October, so...
  • Last opportunity for splits, but if you do it too late, you may end up with weak bees.
  • Check that bees have access to water. September and October can continue to be dry months.

Franklin County Farmer's Market?

Do you want to see a permanent Farmer's Market facility built in Franklin County? Check out this press release by the Cooperative Extension about a feasibility study to be conducted and how you can participate.

Events and Activities

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

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.