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Last updated 4/15/2021 at 9:14am

Killer Bees Honey Lake Toxaway will open for tours in May.

N. Toxaway Baptist Church Food Bank

The North Toxaway Baptist Church Food Bank will be open this Saturday, April 17. It has served the Lake Toxaway, Sapphire and Quebec communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. The food bank is located at 51 Slick Fisher Road in Lake Toxaway and is open from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. every other Saturday. The food bank is operating as a "drive thru" food distribution; therefore, they ask that all customers remain in their vehicle instead of coming inside the food bank to "shop" for items. The volunteers will sign you in from your parked car; then they will bring out the boxes of food and place them in your vehicle. Even if you have never used the food bank before and/or you do not qualify as low income but are temporarily out of work due to the current situation, you are welcome to come receive food until the pandemic is over and/or you have returned to work. The next food bank is scheduled for May 1.

Lake Toxaway Fire And Rescue News

The following information, news and helpful tips are from Bobby Cooper, firefighter and paramedic of the Lake Toxaway Fire and Rescue:

Fire Extinguishers – We all should have at least one fire extinguisher at home. Never put yourself or your family in harm's way by using an extinguisher, but if you can safely use an extinguisher to control or extinguish the fire before the fire department arrives, then you may be able to limit the damage. Fire extinguisher lessons may include learning how to use an extinguisher if adults are not nearby, keeping them charged and learning about different categories of extinguishers for different types of fires. You should inspect extinguishers at least monthly to make sure they are still accessible and still charged. If you have other questions, feel free to contact your local fire department for guidance.

Lake Toxaway Fire Rescue meets on Thursday nights at 7 p.m. at the main station on Blue Ridge Road. We are always looking for new members. You are welcome to come by to see what is involved, or just stop by and meet the brave people who are always available to protect you and our community.

Thanks to everyone at the Lake Toxaway Fire and Rescue.

Bee Apiary Now A Wildlife Refuge

For those who may not be familiar with the Killer Bees Honey Farm, which is located in Lake Toxaway and owned by Sean Collinsworth and Denise, Altay they are going to be open again on May 7 for tours so that you can "experience the pure magic of honey in the making." If you are interested in setting up a tour or tasting, contact them at

"We are extremely proud to announce that Killer Bees Honey 75-acre apiary is now officially a 'wildlife refuge' under the N.C. Wildlife Conservation Lands Program," said Denise. "We continually strive to be an excellent steward of the land by making a waystation for migrating pollinators and birds. A better place not just for visitors like us, but a home for generations of insects and animals that pollinate 90 percent of the surrounding Pisgah Forest and the adjacent Southern Appalachian Mountains."

Monthly Board Meeting

Election of new board members will take place. Plan on attending the upcoming meeting. The Lake Toxaway Community Center meeting will be held every second Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Lake Toxaway Fire Department meeting room. Everyone is welcome to attend the meetings.

Wi-Fi Available

Volunteers at the Food Bank North Toxaway Baptist Church deliver food. (Courtesy photos)

Wi-Fi is available at the community center outside the large building. We have closed our building for the winter, but you are still able to pick up the Wi-Fi outside of the main building. Look for Toxaway C.C. in your settings.

Rentals And News

Lake Toxaway Building Rental is closed until further notice. For rental inquiries, contact Pam Owen at (828) 553-0373.

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