The NCSBA holds state-wide meetings twice a year, in the Spring and Summer. Due to the Covid restrictions the 2021 Summer meeting has been pushed to Fall.
2021 Fall Meeting
Hickory, NC November 19-20, 2021
Hickory Metro Convention Center
Registration information will be published when it becomes available
Scott McArt, an assistant professor of pollinator health, helps run the Dyce Lab for Honey Bee Studies at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. He is particularly interested in scientific research that can inform management decisions by beekeepers, growers, regulatory agencies, and the public. Research in the McArt lab focuses on the impact of pesticides, pathogens, habitat, and management practices on the health of honey bees and wild pollinators.
Lexi Hoopman is a fourth year PhD candidate at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG). She completed her bachelor’s degree in biology with minors in chemistry and psychology from North Dakota State University before moving to North Carolina to start her PhD with Dr. Kasie Raymann. Lexi’s dissertation research investigates how antibiotic use in hives could affect the honey bee’s microbiomes and reproductive health. Recently, she has been awarded with a prestigious predoctoral fellowship from the National Institute of Food Agriculture in the United States Department of Agriculture to fund her research efforts. Lexi has also been named the North Carolina Honey Bee Student Researcher of the Year and serves as Vice President in UNCG’s Graduate Student Association.
Dr. Frank D. Rinkevich is a Research Entomologist at the USDA-ARS Honey Bee Breeding, Genetics, and Physiology Laboratory in Baton Rouge LA. Frank has extensive training in insect toxicology, biochemistry, molecular biology, and genetics. The goal of Dr. Frank’s research is to provide a basic understanding of insecticide toxicology that is relevant to field conditions in the commercial beekeeping industry. Current research interests in Dr. Rinkevich’s lab include evaluating the effects of pesticide exposure on colony survivorship in commercial beekeeping operations, assessing the capacity and dynamics of metabolic detoxification of insecticides, understanding the genetic, behavioral, and social factors that affect insecticide sensitivity, determining the breadth, depth, and mechanisms of amitraz resistance in Varroa, and establishing the effects of fungicides on colony health.
Apiary specialist in commercial nuc production & queen production Manning, SC