Welcome to the Gaston County Beekeepers Association Web Site

The Next Meeting is :

February 24 , 2015

at 7:00 PM

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

Plan to attend !

Our speaker will be
Mr. Greg Fariss the apiary inspector for Gaston County with the NC Dept. of Agriculture and Consumer Serivces's Apiary Inspection Services Section.

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



Hive Inspection

Gaston County Beekeepers Association
and Annual Bee School Class Combine for February Meeting

This month the monthly meeting of the Gaston County Beekeepers Association is combining with our annual bee school class to hear Mr. Greg Fariss of the NC Dept. of Agriculture & Consumer Services' Apiary Inspection Services Section discuss diseases, medication and pest control management in the bee hive. As disease and pests continue to challenge the health of our bee colonies, this is an excellent opportunity for new beekeepers to learn about the tools and techniques available to address these critical issues, and for experienced beekeepers to get a refresher on bee-related pest and disease management from such a knowledgeable resource.

Join us at the Citizens Resource Center, 1303 Dallas-Cherryville Hwy., Dallas, NC on February 24, 2015 at 7 PM.





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Club Officers

Allen Thompson

Vice President:

Burton Beasley

Debi Wheeler


Dan Turner

Program Coordinator:

Tamela Bell

Newsletter Editor:
Debi Wheeler

Web Page Editor:
Jim Burke


Click here to go to our 2015 list of beekeepers who will remove honey bee swarms from your property.

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