NCSBA 2016 Summer Conference

Healthy Bees in Hickory! July 7th, 8th & 9th
Hickory Convention Center, Hickory, NC Hosted by the Catawba Valley Beekeepers!


Dr. Marion Ellis, retired professor of entomology at the University of Nebraska will highlight the NCSBA Summer Meeting in Hickory. Dr. Ellis is scheduled to make two presentations during the general session, and possibly conduct additional workshops. The first presentation will be Managing Honey Bees for Honey Production, and the other on, How to Use Oxalic Acid to Control Varroa Mites. Dr. Ellis is a world-class researcher on several topics relating to honeybee health. He retired in 2014 and continues to maintain a rigorous speaking circuit. Please watch this video introduction to Dr. Ellis and his recent work.

Other presentations at the summer meeting will include:
Mite Biters As a Promising Varroa Control by Jeff Berta
Stressors That Affect Honey Bee Health by Dr. Hongmei Li-Byarlay, a post-doctoral associate at NCSU
The Importance of Nutrition on Colony Health by Dr. Vanessa Corby-Harris, from the Carl Hayden Bee Research Center in Tucson, Arizona

See you in Hickory!

Conference Schedule

Workshop Schedule


Master Beekeeper Program Testing, Review Session and Q&A



Advance registration has ended. You may register on arrival at the meeting. Registration begins at 8:00 AM each day of the conference (except Thursday, when registration starts at 9:30AM).

Conference Rates:
Individual Registration (NCSBA member): $45
Family Registration (NCSBA member): $55
Individual Registration (Non-NCSBA member): $60*
Family Registration (Non-NCSBA member): $70*

*Includes 2016 Annual NCSBA membership for the primary registrant. South Carolina & Virginia Beekeepers do not need to join the NCSBA to attend the 2016 Summer Meeting but are welcome to do so.


Several of the hotels are offering discounts to our conference attendees.
2016 Summer Conference Lodging Recommendations