The Next Meeting is
April 28 ,
at 7:00 PM
and will be at the
Citizens Resource Center
Mr. Mark Elders will be speaking on spring hive management
For more information, contact
the Cooperative Extension Office at
NC State University's Apiculture Program has three missions: Extension - providing information, advice, and other outreach services to help all beekeepers; Research - using the scientific method to test hypotheses about honey bee biology and ways to help improve bee management; and Instruction - teaching and disseminating knowledge about honey bees and apiculture through formal classes and academic training. You can visit the program's website here.
Click here to access the latest issue of the Apiculture Program's newsletter - Wolfpack's Waggle.
NCDA&CS Working to Increase Pollinators Statewide
The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is working in several areas to increase pollinator numbers. Click here to see the article in the February 2015 issue of NC Agricultural Review
For more information on Apimondia, see there website at
Apimondia - International Federation of Beekeepers' Associations
For more information about the U.S. bid to host Apimondia, see
Apimondia USA 2019
Plan to Attend the Gaston County Beekeepers 2015 Bee School Field Day and Family Picnic
GCBA members and 2015 Bee School students are invited to attend our annual field day and family picnic next Saturday, April 25, 2015, in the park across from Alternative Beverage, 1500 River Drive, Belmont, NC 28012. The field day will begin at 9 AM with lunch following around noon.
The field day gives bee school students the opportunity to get hands on experience inspecting hives in a working apiary, and those students who wish to can complete the practical test for the Certified Beekeeper Certificate through the NC Master Beekeeper Program.
If you would like to attend, please call Tamela Bell at (980) 329-6705 by Monday morning, April 20, 2015, to RSVP with your name and the number of people attending with you.
Queen Rearing Workshop
GCBA is holding another queen rearing workshop on Saturday,
May 16, 2015, from 8 AM - 4 PM in Kannapolis, NC. Mr. Bryan Fisher will be teaching the workshop. Bryan is a fourth generation beekeeper and past president of the Cabarrus County Beekeepers. You'll learn the basics of raising your own queens, and get hands-on experience with queen rearing techniques.
Cost of the workshop is $75. We have limited spaces available, so register early. To register, and for more details, contact Tamela Bell at (980) 329-6705.
Web Page Editor:
Click here to go to our 2015 list of beekeepers who will remove honey bee swarms from your property.