Educational Links

North Carolina Beekeepers Association (NCSBA)
The NCSBA is a volunteer led organization comprised of more than four thousand active members, almost all of which are hobbyist beekeepers that are also members of a network of local beekeeping associations. These local associations are chartered by the NCSBA and serve to help their members learn and enjoy the practice of keeping bees.

NC State University Apiculture Program
The research focus of the NCSU Apiculture program is to further our understanding of honey bee biology and to better our ability of bee management. To accomplish these goals, we are involved in various experiments that range from highly technical and theoretical to very applied and useful for the average beekeeper. Our program serves the needs of the university and general public by providing extension services and instruction built on a foundation of basic and applied research.

Beekeeping Notes
Extension articles by the NC State Apiculture Program.

National Honey Board (NHB)
The National Honey Board (NHB) is an industry-funded agriculture promotion group that works to educate consumers about the benefits and uses for honey and honey products through research, marketing and promotional programs. The Board’s work, funded by an assessment on domestic and imported honey, is designed to increase the awareness and usage of honey by consumers, the foodservice industry and food manufacturers. The ten-member-Board, appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, represents producers (beekeepers), packers, importers and a marketing cooperative.

Apiary Program of the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
The mission of the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Apiary Program is to promote and protect the state’s beekeeping industry. The Apiary Program provides disease and disorder inspections and fumigation services in an effort to control diseases and pests of the beekeeping industry. Additionally, the Apiary Program provides educational workshops to educate the state’s beekeepers on the biology and treatment of mite and disease pests of honey bees and africanized bees. Promotional effects are achieved through lectures to county and state beekeeping organizations or any other groups that are interested in apiculture or related topics.

Apiary Inspectors
By clicking on a colored section of the linked map, you can obtain a large map of an Apiary Inspector’s assigned work area. The display will also include the Inspector’s name, city/town of residence, telephone number and e-mail address.