Beekeepers of Volusia County

This web site is for and about the Beekeepers of Volusia County, Florida, and for others interested in beekeeping in this area.

This site is built and maintained by Curt Riley. For comments or questions about the web site, please use the Contact link.


1) No personal information collected by this site will be released to anyone. If you need to contact someone, please exchange contact information at one of the regular meetings.

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If you’re interested in Beekeeping, please check our Frequently Asked Questions page, to see what it will take, to get started. If you don’t find the answer there, just use our Contact form and we’ll get back with you as soon as we can.

Message from the Queen Bee

Dear Beekeepers of Volusia County
Welcome to 2022!!!
The Club meeting on the 4th Wednesday of the month is here. We’ll meet in Deland at the Agriculture Center in the front of the Volusia County Fair property on SR 44. We start the meeting 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm.
The January meeting will have a recap of our booth, Recent activities from the committees, and highlights of our year’s event activities. We also vote on new officers. Your attendance is needed for the club to make this decision for where we go in 2022.
Prior to the election, you will want to see this presentation. Marlin Athearn, your Vice President, Curt, and I have an eye-opening look at what is going on in the farmers markets around us. You will want to stay for the presentation, “Be Coureurs Who’s At The Farmers Market.”
Through the year, we have presentations to help new beekeepers understand the workings of the hive and our mentor programs help all members with growing the hives and maintaining healthy hives. We will be expanding on this project with an earlier class being taught just before we meet.
Please plan to attend the meeting. We will have the Zoom Connection available also.

here is the link that remains the same month to month.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 998 5771 8247
Passcode: 388248
On mobile
+16465588656 US

Donna Athearn
Queen Bee/President
Beekeepers Of Volusia County
(Office) 386-428-0838

From the Treasurer: Dues are now due. Still $20 per family per year. Cash or check & I need your name & email address clearly written on the sign-up sheet.. A New Bee Workshop/Review will be held before regular business from 6-6:30pm to review Bee Basics. This month will include season prep, hive building, where to get supplies, make them last & saving money.
Thank you for your support. Tim Blodgett Treasurer VCBK.

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