The Golden Achievement Program (GAP) is intended to be high recognition of the efforts of a chapter and its members to advancing the practice, science and community of beekeeping through the year. Sharing the accomplishments of our chapters is the key to strengthening our NCSBA organization.
Great news for GAP in 2020!
All Chapters will be eligible to submit their Golden Achievement Program (GAP) book highlighting their Chapter’s activities and accomplishments from January 1 – December 31, 2020 to be recognized by the NCSBA as a “Golden Achievement Chapter”, regardless of whether they have previously been recognized or not. This is an opportunity for all Chapters who meet the GAP minimum requirements to be recognized and receive a $300 grant from the NCSBA. This is only for 2020, so Chapters, start planning for 2020 now to take advantage of this opportunity! The GAP Committee is hoping to receive a record number of GAP submissions. We would love to recognize and reward your Chapter for promoting and supporting NC beekeeping.
Unfortunately, Chapters who received NCSBA GAP Chapter of the Year for 2020 (Will be announced at summer meeting), 2019 (Orange), and 2018 (Albermarle) are not eligible to participate.
Each year one NCSBA Chapter will be awarded the title of “Golden Achievement Chapter of the Year” and a $700 grant from the NCSBA to fund a service project of the Chapter’s choosing.
Please contact GAP Committee co-chairs Elizabeth Towe (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Ray Maxwell (email@example.com) with any questions.
Each year the NCSBA GAP recognizes NCSBA chapters that have made significant accomplishments in support of North Carolina beekeeping over the past year. Points are given for various chapter’s activities and accomplishments. Chapters should submit their accomplishments from the past year to the GAP Committee for review by the Spring Conference of each year. A copy of the application is available below.
The Chapter of the Year is awarded prizes consisting of a banner and framed certificate, gift certificates from our sponsors for bee equipment, and $700 Cost Share grant money for an approved project. The winning chapter will also have a position on the GAP committee. Any chapter who enters and meets easy-to-reach thresholds of achievements will be given a one-time award of $300. Once you receive GAP Chapter of the Year, you are ineligible for 3 years.
We are always looking for more chapters to be involved. Regional directors and Master Beekeepers, help us to find these chapters.
GAP Program Forms
Confused? Comments? Contact any member of the GAP Committee.
Winners of GAP Award
- 2019 Orange County Beekeepers Association
- 2018 Beekeepers of the Albermarle
- 2017 Five County Beekeepers Association
- 2016 Guilford County Beekeepers
- 2015 Neuse Regional Beekeepers
- 2014 Onslow County
- 2013 Person County
- 2012 Tie: Orange, Chatham, Crystal Coast
- 2011 Johnston County Beekeepers
- 2009-2010 Neuse Regional Beekeepers
- 2008 Wake County
- 2007 Coastal Plains
- 2006 Forsyth County
- 2005 Buncombe County
- 2004 Stanly County
December 24, 2019