The Gaston County Beekeepers Association (GCBA) is a chapter of the NC State Beekeepers Association made up of local beekeepers from Gaston and surrounding counties. We generally meet on the last Tuesday of each month at 7 PM at the Citizens Resource Center, 1303 Dallas-Cherryville Hwy., Dallas, NC 28034.
We generally have a speaker at each meeting to present various topics on honey bees, honey bee hive management, honey production and harvesting and other hive-related products. We also offer workshops on various topics such as queen rearing, honey harvesting and wooden ware assembly throughout the year.
Each January, we offer our annual 10-week Bee School on beginning beekeeping where students learn the basic essentials of beekeeping. You’ll learn everything you need to know to get started in this exciting hobby.
We also provide honey bee swarm removal for local property owners, and can put you in touch with sources of local honey. Check back here or our Facebook page for the latest information about upcoming meetings and workshops. If you have a question about our association or an upcoming meeting or event, use our Contacts page to get in touch with an association officer.
We hope to see you at our next meeting!!