Forsyth County Beekeepers Association

Est. 1973

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April 4: "Swarm Prevention"

Gregory Fariss, NC Apiary Inspector

6/6 "Update on the Small Hive Beetle" Brett Nolan, PhD Student at the University of Georgia
7/4 No Meeting N/A

Potluck Dinner: 5:30 pm
Meeting: 6:30 - 7:30 pm

Forsyth County Cooperative Extension
Forsyth County Center
1450 Fairchild Rd.
Winston-Salem, NC 27105

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We're On a Mission

The mission of the Forsyth County Beekeepers Association of NC (FCBA) is to promote honey bees and healthy beekeeping practices in our county. We aim to train beekeepers in practical, successful, and responsible beekeeping practices and foster closer relationships amongst beekeepers. Furthermore, we seek to educate the general public about the benefits of bees to our ecology, the wonderful products of the hive, and to increase their fascination of the insect we love so much.

Our History

The FCBA is a nonprofit 501(c)(5) chapter of the North Carolina State Beekeepers Association and was organized on November 18, 1973. There were 38 charter members.

Special recognition must be given to Brady Mullinax, Sr., our chapter's founder. He devoted his life to honey bee conservation and promotion, and, in 1974, persuaded legislators to name the honey bee NC's official state insect. After starting The Honey Bee Festival over 30 years ago, the town of Kernersville continues the annual tradition in Brady's honor.

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Officers 2015

President Debbie Talbert Email
Vice President Ali Mousavi Email
Secretary Christopher Petree Email
Treasurer June Hartness Email
Recording Secretary Jeremy Tyson Email
Program Chair Ellen Kuppinger Email
Bee School Chair Buddy Marterre Email
Newsletter Larry Ray Email
Librarian Heath Wind Email
Past President Keith Arnott Email