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Purpose of the NCSBA

from the NCSBA Constitution

  • Encourage better beekeeping methodology
  • Promote cooperation among the beekeepers of the state and nation
  • Reach a common understanding regarding our problems and their solutions
  • Maintain friendly and helpful relations among beekeeping advocates
  • Develop markets for beekeeping products
  • Foster closer cooperation among members of the NCSBA
  • Improve purposes relating to honey bees and beekeeping exclusively for its members and the general public

Specific Goals - Objectives - Dreams

as summarized by Irvin Rackley, 1995 President

Push for a strong and efficient State organization through planning, communication and action.

  • Develop methods and activities to strengthen local Chapters.
  • Promote and maintain close communication among all NCSBA efforts.

Stress leadership development through the N. C. Master Beekeeper Program.

Maintain and develop close cooperation with groups compatible to NCSBA interests, eg., NCSU, NCDA&CS, American Beekeepers Federation, NC Farm Bureau, National Honey Board.

Render full support and promotion of honey bee research.

  • Actively publicize and encourage support to the Apiculture Science Fund at NCSU.
  • Visualize the development of a foundation.

Promote public awareness of honey bee importance.

  • Pursue efforts to realize a permanent honey bee exhibit at the NC Zoological Park, Ashboro, NC
  • Increase the number of honey bee presentations by NCSBA to schools and other groups.
  • Schedule honey bee product marketing promotions annually in the State Farm Market.
  • Encourage more attractive and educational honey bee exhibits at local festivals and fairs by every local Chapter.

Bring about a "ground swell" of communication and rapport with governing agencies, e. g., NC Legislature, US Congress, and various concerned departments.


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