Upcoming Events

March 2024 Monthly Meeting

Brandon Simmons is a third-generation beekeeper. With a legacy rooted in beekeeping, he has integrated traditional practices with innovative approaches to advance sustainable and resilient honeybee populations.

Brandon's journey in beekeeping spans over two decades, during which he has cultivated a deep understanding of the intricate dynamics within a hive. As the owner of Foothills Farm & Apiary, he oversees a multifaceted breeding program that combines traditional methods with modern techniques. With a commitment to sustainable and chemical-free practices, Brandon's program focuses on enhancing honeybee genetics through artificial insemination and selective breeding.

Foothills Farm & Apiary has been at the forefront of honeybee breeding for seven years. The breeding program employs a comprehensive and innovative approach, incorporating artificial insemination to precisely control genetic selection. This method allows for the propagation of desirable traits, such as disease resistance, hygienic behavior, and overall colony health.

With a vision for a resilient and sustainable future for honeybee populations, Brandon continues to be a driving force in the field of beekeeping. He seeks to not only enhance honey bee genetics but also to educate and inspire a community of beekeepers dedicated to sustainable practices.


Email: Foothillsfarmnc@gmail.com

Facebook: Foothills Farm & Apiary LLC.

Instagram: Foothillsfarmnc

The Beginner Beekeeping Course has begun. 

If you haven't reserved your spot, the course is full.

Check other area bee clubs for their course schedules. We hope you find a course that fits your schedule. 

We hope to see you at a monthly meeting or at next year's beekeeping course:

Second Mondays, 7:00pm, Wilkes Agricultural Center

NCSBA State Meeting

Spring 2024


March 7-9 in New Bern, NC


Visit the NCSBA website for more information.

NCSBA State Meeting

Summer 2024


Dates TBA, Location TBA


Visit the NCSBA website for more information.

Past Events

February 2024 Monthly Meeting

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