The NCSBA holds state-wide meetings twice a year, in the Spring and Summer.
2020 Spring Meeting will be held in New Bern, NC, March 5-7, 2020
Registration Now Open
New Bern Riverfront Convention Center
203 South Front St
New Bern, NC
The spring conference in New Bern will offer us a unique opportunity to hear what speakers have to say about the world of apiculture. Dr. Judy Wu-Smart joins us from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln. Judy is well known in the industry and speaks on various topics including the effects of pesticides, hive health, and pollinators in general. She is a force in beekeeping education and has worked will all the pillars of the beekeeping community. For our traditionalists, we have the America’s beekeeping professor, Dr. Dewey Caron. Dewey has been working with bees, education, and research for over 50 years and is the author of “Beekeeping Biology” – a book all those working toward their master beekeeping certification will recognize. Dewey will mainstage speak and offer a workshop plus be available to sign and personalize his book, plus discuss bees with you in person. Also, we have Leigh Kathryn Bonner, who founded Bee Downtown to save the dwindling honeybee population while simultaneously providing corporations with a novel approach to sustainability. He focus installs and maintains beehives on corporate campuses, and working with industry such as Delta Airlines, Chick-Fil-A and IBM. as clients. Main stage talks will also include an update from out state Apiary Inspectors, Dr. David Tarpy of NSCU, a full session on the NC Born & Bred, NSCBA updates and a plethora of other learning opportunities.
Our workshops, as always, will host a variety of information. We are focused on our region and will have talks on varroa, treatments, bear fences, the business of bees, beekeeping husbandry, queen rearing, and many other interesting opportunities. Finally, we are going to try something new – works shops from a distance where we will video conference in speakers live to teach and share vital information helping us keep our bees healthy!
MBP will offer a review on Thursday, March 5, from 10:00 AM till Noon. Testing will be held on both March 6 and March 7, 2020, from 9:00 am till noon, with no written test handed out after 10:00 am. Practical exams, which are now self guided, will not be distributed after 11:00 am. All test candidates must pre-register for testing no later than February 27, 2020. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Ask The Experts will again be open to all your questions, Thursday, March 5, at 10 am in the main conference room.
You are also invited to a screening the University of North Carolina Wilmington documentary, “Keepers of the Bees”. Showtimes will be available on the program.
The Black Jar Honey Contest will also be held. Contact Suzy Spencer at email@example.com for more information.
Check back weekly for updates. More details will be posted as soon as they are finalized.
Silent Auctions have been a fun and profitable fundraiser for the NCSBA. Beginning with the 2019 Silent Auction, a few changes were made. Instead of twice a year, a Silent Auction will be held once per year at the NCSBA Summer Meeting. Below you will find Guidelines on conducting a successful Silent Auction. If you are a member of a Summer Meeting host chapter who will be the chairperson of the next Silent Auction, or if you want to learn more about how Silent Auctions work, please visit the link below.
Note that the following dates/locations may be changed. Also note that the joint North and South Carolina meetings have been discontinued.
- Summer 2020 July 16-18, Flat Rock/Hendersonville, NC
- Spring 2021 March 4-6, New Bern, NC
- Summer 2021 Date TBD, Pinehurst, NC
- Summer 2022 Date TBD, Hickory, NC
Annual Meeting Files from 2006 to 2018 are available as a compressed zip file. After downloading, click on the zip file and it should decompress. In the unlikely case it does not unzip, check your security settings. For more information on past meetings, check out the Wayback Machine, an organization that archives the entire web. We are archived every four months or so.
January 16, 2020