Welcome to the Gaston County Beekeepers Association Web Site

The Next Meeting is :

March 31 , 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 speakers will be
Ms. Virginia Webb and
Mr. Bryan Fisher

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

Checking Square of Hive Body

Gaston County Beekeepers Association Gaston County Beekeepers Association Guest Speakers to Discuss the U.S. Bid to Host the Worldwide Beekeeping Congress in 2019 and Innovative Queen Rearing Techniques

This month the Gaston County Beekeepers Association meeting features two guest speakers. Ms. Virginia Webb will be discussing the U.S. bid to host the 2019 World Beekeeping Congress, called Apimondia 2019. The purpose of Apimondia is to facilitate the exchange of information and discussion around bees and beekeeping. The bi-annual event brings beekeepers, scientists, honey traders, technicians, legislators and economic development specialists together to promote scientific, technical, ecological, social and economic apicultural development for all countries.

Mr. Bryan Fisher from Cabarrus County will be discussing his methods for producing high quality, mated, locally bred queens. He will also provide information on the upcoming queen rearing workshop. Bryan is a 4th generation beekeeper and past president of the Cabarrus County Beekeepers.

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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