5 County Beekeepers Association

Meetings are open to the public and are held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month.  Our next meeting is on March 21.

This month:   

March:  The Mechanics of Making a Split-  learn all about how to take advantage of a hive that wants to swarm.  Tim Huffman will discuss using observation hives, queen castles, nucs, and 8 or 10 frame hives.

Gather at the lodge at 6:30pm.

Meeting at 7pm.


.See our contact page for directions

Saturday Feb 25th-  HIP Workday

Hands on experience with the club apiary

Time TBA

see Apiary page for location

Upcoming Club Meetings

April:  No matter how long you have been keeping bees, there's always so much to learn from other beekeepers.  Join us for an evening of Q & A.   Submit your questions at info@5cba.org.

Recent Programs.

  • March 15, 2016Hive Maintenance, Pest Control and the “Top 7 Ways to Kill Bees” Will Hicks, NC Bee Inspector
  • April 19, 2016 Pollination and Commercial Beekeeping Insights Larry Green, TLC Bees
  • May 17, 2016 Honey Extraction Demo, Honey Labels, NC Certified Honey Producer Program Tim Huffman, Matthew Jones, Kim Underhill
  • June 21, 2016 Re-Queening Betsy Spencer
  • July 19, 2016 Flow Hive, and State Fair Entries May Markoff, Don Hopkins (NC Bee Inspector)
  • August 16, 2016 Web Forum Demo, Anaphylactic Reaction to Bee Stings, and Safety in Bee Yard Magnus Ulberg, David Arnold, Suzy Spencer
  • September 20, 2016 Preparing the Bees for Winter Tim Huffman
  • October 18, 2016 Hive Tracks Demo, and Mentoring Beekeepers Mike Laskowski, Craig Dupree and Tim Huffman
  • November 15, 2016 Honey Tasting Basics Suzy Spencer
  • January 17, 2017  Essential and Extra Bee Equipment Greg Wolgemuth and Kim Wood
  • Feb 21, 2017:  Honeybee Democracy CL Gobble

What our Club Offers

Educational Beekeeping Programs 

Swarm Capturing Service 


Hands on Hive Training

Community Outreach Programs

Use of club equipment including the 3 frame electric honey extractor

Multimedia educational tools

Awesome Meeting Environment  

Family Friendly Meetings

Socializing with Seasoned Beekeepers