2007 NCSBA Summer Meeting

July 12-14,2007
NCSBA Summer Meeting

Hosted by
Neuse Regional Beekeepers
Lenoir Community College
Waller Hall
231 Highway 58 South
Kinston, NC 28502-0188
Telephone: (252) 527-6223

“the country Neusiok, situated upon a goodly river called Neuse”
— 1585, report to Sir Walter Raleigh
Sunset on Neuse River in Kinston

And a goodly river it was,
flowing with history, facts, ideas, questions, advice, shared experiences, fun,
and fellowship for the 371 in attendance!



  • Lecture on Bee Forensics
  • Colony collapse disorder
  • Honey bee genome
  • Beekeeping in foreign lands
  • Honey bee forensics
  • Genetics of honey bee populations
  • Apiary inspection reports


  • Dr. Jay Evans, USDA Bee Lab, Beltsville
  • Dennis vanEngelsdorp, Penn. State Apiarist
  • Keith Tignor, VA State Apiarist
  • Ann Harman, VA Beekeepers Association
  • Deborah Delaney, Washington State Univ.
  • Don Hopkins, NC State Apiarist
  • Ellis Hardison, NC Master Beekeeper
  • Buddy Marterre, MD, NC Master Beekeeper
  • Ham Morton, Commercial Beekeeper
  • Brian Howell, Bee Man Candle Co.
  • David Tarpy, NCSU Entomology-Apiculture
  • Adolphus Leonard, NC Bee Inspector


  • AHB agent training
  • Honey labels
  • Queen rearing
  • Pesticide training
  • Beekeeping genetics
  • Candle making
  • Commercial beekeeping
  • Disease and pest identification
  • The Cape honey bee

Special Events

  • In the apiary with the experts
  • Organic farming and beekeeping–tour of CEFS
  • Ask the Experts
  • Door prizes
  • Silent auction ($1,341 raised for the Apiculture Science Fund! Thanks to all donors and buyers.)
  • Reception and entertainment
  • Banquet and awards
  • Honey and cooking contests
  • Vendor dispays and sales

Friday night in gymnasium. Serving authentic Eastern North Carolina barbecue catered by the historic and famous Kings Restaurant.
Plus awards and presentations.

Congratulations to the Forsyth County Beekeepers for earning the
Golden Achievement Chapter of the Year Award for 2006!


Registration Fees               Individual        Family
Advance:                                $20             $25
At the door:                            $25             $30
Non-members additional*:    $15*            $15*
Banquet:                                $10
* pays 2007 membership for one person


Averages for July 12-14:
High Temp: 92°F
Low Temp: 70°F
Actual: High / Low

Thur. 88 / 72
Fri. 84 / 72
Sat. 84 / 73