Welcome to the Gaston County Beekeepers Association Web Site

The Next Meeting is :

February 23, 2016

at 7:00 PM

and will be at the
Gaston County
Citizens Resource Center
1303 Dallas-Cherryville Hwy.
Dallas, NC

Plan to attend !

This will be a combined meeting with our new Bee School class members. Mr. Greg Fariss, Apiary Inspector with the NC Dept. of Agriculture's Apiary Inspection Services, will speak on honey bee diseases, pests and integrated pest management strategy and treatment options.


For more information, contact the Cooperative Extension Office at


Bee School 2016

The annual GCBA Bee School is just around the corner. Bee School begins Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at 7 PM. We're still accepting appliations. It's not too late to register! Click here for more information.

Package Bees Available

We are taking advance orders for package bees. We need to order a minimum of 25 packages. Packages are $100 each. A 50% deposit is required when you place your order, and the balance is due by February 23, 2016. Conatct Jill Tipton to place your order and arrange for payment.

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


Bee Yard


It's Not Too Late !!!

The 2016 Bee School is filling up fast, but there's still time to register. The school starts Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at 7 PM. You'll learn everything you need to know to get started in the exciting world of beekeeping!! See the link to the left to get more information.


Don't Miss the NC State Beekeepers Association Spring Conference!

The North Carolina State Beekeepers Association (NCSBA) Spring Conference is scheduled for February 25 - 27, 2016 at the New Bern Convention Center, New Bern, NC. This spring's conference is hosted by the Craven-Pamlico Beekeepers, and will be a great opportunity to increase your knowledge of beekeeping and network with fellow beekeepers from around the state. Register in advance and save $10 off the conference registration fee. For everything you need to know about the conference, including online registration, lodging information, and speaker profiles, go to the NCSBA 2016 Spring Conference page. Hope to see you there!!

2016 Swarm List

We're updating the swarm removal list for 2016. If you're on the current list and want to be removed, or if you want to be added to the list, contact Jim Burke. He will need your name, phone number and the area(s) of the county to which you will travel to capture swarms. Please provide this information by February 23, 2016.


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Club Officers

Allen Thompson

Vice President:

Burton Beasley

Debi Wheeler


Jill Tipton

Jada Runkle

Program Coordinator:


Newsletter Editor:
Debi Wheeler

Web Page Editor:
Jim Burke




Click here to go to our list of beekeepers who will remove honey bee swarms from your property.

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