NCSBA 2017 Summer Conference

Celebrating 100 Years – Educating for the Next 100! July 13th, 14th & 15th
Embassy Suites Convention Center in downtown Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Featured Speakers:

Jon Zawislak
Jon is the apiculture specialist for the University of Arkansas with a strong background in entomology and botany. Extension and beekeeping education are some of his major interests.

Dr. James Wilson
Dr. Wilson is the new faculty apiculturist at Virginia Tech. With an undergraduate degree from NCSU and a PhD from VT, Dr. Wilson has plenty of beekeeping information to share.

Katy C. Evans
Katy was the 2015 recipient of the EAS Foundation for Honey Bee Research Award. This award made possible the research with Dr. Debbie Delaney at the U of Delaware that led to her Master’s Thesis. Katy now works with one of Dr. Tarpy’s former postdocs, Dr. Margarita Lopez-Uribe at Penn State University.

Dr. David Tarpy
Professor and Extension Apiculturist, Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology, NCSU.




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Conference Advance Registration Rates:
Individual Registration (NCSBA member): $50
Family Registration (NCSBA member): $70
Individual Registration (Non-NCSBA member): $65*
Family Registration (Non-NCSBA member): $85*
(Walk-in rates a the summer meeting will be $15 higher)

*Includes 2017 Annual NCSBA membership for the primary registrant. South Carolina & Virginia Beekeepers do not need to join the NCSBA to attend the 2017 Summer Meeting but are welcome to do so.


Several of the hotels are offering discounts to our conference attendees.
2017 Summer Conference Lodging Recommendations

NCSBA Cookbook

A special commemorative cookbook has been completed for the NCSBA’s 100th Anniversary!  Sales will be held at the Summer Conference in Winston Salem, July 13, 14, and 15th.

All 300 recipes have honey as an ingredient.  Award winning recipes are from the NCSBA Summer Conferences, the NC State Fair, and other favorites submitted by members of the Association.

All profits will be donated to the NC Agricultural Foundation and will directly benefit the Apiculture program at NCSU.  The price per cookbook is $20.00. Feel free to contact Sandy Carlson at for more information.