The North Carolina State Beekeepers Association Distinguished Professor in Apiculture is becoming quite the story in the world of beekeeping; as if to secure funding for the new apiculture research facility was not enough of an accomplishment! One year ago we had $283,000 in pledges and contributions for the endowment and needed an additional $384,000. Now the fund has over $590,000 and less than $77,000 is needed. Once we raise $667,000, the University will add enough to make the fund $1,000,000.
As a fellow beekeeper and President of the NCSBA, I am reaching out to you, one of the 5,000 strong community of NCSBA beekeepers to ask for a contribution of any size when you renew your membership for 2024. Mathematically speaking, a contribution of $15.40 from each of the 5,000 members would finish the deal. But realistically speaking, if half of the members were to make a small (or larger!) contribution we would be that much closer to our goal. The ground breaking ceremony for the new apiculture facility is scheduled for July of 2024. Please help the NCSBA reach the goal to have the endowment funded by then.
The results of our effort will be noteworthy.
Rick Coor, NCSBA President