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Piece of Honeycomb

3-day event

 NC Beekeepers and Meadmakers Conference

March 1st, 2024 

We are excited to present information on our 2024 Beekeepers and Mead Conference, hosted by the NC Mead Alliance. Here, you can discover details about the speaking topics, featured speakers, workshops, the Mead judging competition, and other engaging events. Join us for an informative and enjoyable experience that celebrates the art of beekeeping and the production of mead.

Upcoming Events

  • Beekeepers and Mead Makers Conference 2024
    Beekeepers and Mead Makers Conference 2024
    Fri, Mar 01
    Yadkin Valley Event Center
    Mar 01, 2024, 5:20 PM – Mar 03, 2024, 3:00 PM
    Yadkin Valley Event Center, 1700 Winkler St, Wilkesboro, NC 28697, USA
    Mar 01, 2024, 5:20 PM – Mar 03, 2024, 3:00 PM
    Yadkin Valley Event Center, 1700 Winkler St, Wilkesboro, NC 28697, USA
    This annual conference is for Bee Keepers and Mead Makers from all backgrounds and interests!
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Speakers & Workshops

Sandor Katz
(fermentation expert & acclaimed author)

  • David Bower (Surry Community College)

  • Jeff Irwin 

  • Brett Taubman

  • Marc Williams (UNC- Asheville) 

  • Samanta Foxx (Bee Younited)

  • Dr. Rahman Tashakkori (Appalachian State)

  • Dr. Hannah Levenson (NC State)

Mead and Greet

This is a great opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals in the industry and learn more about our organization. Whether you're a seasoned professional or just starting out, we welcome everyone to come and enjoy some delicious refreshments while getting to know each other. Don't miss out on this chance to expand your network and have some fun.

Pouring Beer

Mead Judging Competition

The North Carolina Mead and Cider Competition seeks to promote awareness of statewide mead and cider producers. The 2023 competition will be judged at the North Carolina Beekeepers and Meadmakers Conference in Wilksboro on Sunday March 3rd.

Food: Dooleys & The Scarlet Hen

 Those purchasing tickets including meals will have Saturday Lunch, and Sunday Brunch included in your ticket price. Vegetarian and Gluten Free options!

Food Truck
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