Welcome to the Gaston County Beekeepers Association Web Site

The Next Meeting is :

August 25 , 2015

at 7:00 PM

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

Plan to attend !

Shannon Baxter of Baxter's Bees in Zebulon, NC, will provide a presentation on utilizing products from the hive, in addition to honey, to create many useful products.

For more information on Baxter's Bees, check out their website here

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

2nd Annual
Honey Contest

GCBA is holding their 2nd annual honey contest at their September meeting on Tuesday, September 29, 2015. Click here for more information.

Cotton Ginning Days Demo


Plenty of Volunteer Opportunities for Outreach Coming Up!!!

We have several volunteer outrreach opportunities available with upcoming events. Remember, time spent volunteering can be used to help satisfy your Public Service Credit requirement for Journeyman and Master Beekeeper. Click here to see a list of events for which we need volunteers.

If you'd like to volunteer, please contact Tamela Bell at (980) 329-6705 or Jim Burke at (704) 922-2119.


Don't Forget the 2nd Annual GCBA Honey Contest Coming Up at Our September Meeting!!!

See the link on the left at the bottom of this page for more information.

Oxalic Acid Dihydrate Approved for Varroa Mite Treatment in North Carolina

The North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Pesticide Section has approved oxalic acid dihydrate for use in the treatment of varroa mites in bee hives in North Carolina. To review the approval documentation, visit the Pesticide Section's Pesticide Registrations database here. Please note that oxalic acid purchased for varroa mite treatment must be labeled with the appropriate pesticide labeling and display the EPA Registration Number 91266-1-73291. Remember, as with any pesticide, the label is the law. You must store, handle and apply the pesticide in accordance with the label instructions.


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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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