Beekeeping

Interested in learning about beekeeping? 

 

Guilford, Randolph, Davidson, and Forsyth counties all have Beekeepers Associations, which hold monthly meetings and regular educational classes. Visit the websites below to learn more. 

 Guilford County Beekeepers Association: The Guilford County Beekeepers Association is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to assisting current and future beekeepers in North Carolina, as well as promoting public awareness of the benefits, necessity, and value of the honey bee throughout human existence. 

 Randolph County Beekeepers AssociationThe Randolph County Beekeepers Association was organized in the early 1970’s by Mr. and Mrs. Joe Lewallen, Fred Craven, George Byrum, Martha york, Henry Allred, and others. The purpose being to promote beekeeping and assist members and others in maintaining hives and learning about bees. We are an affiliate of the NC State Beekeepers Association and lend support to the NC Zoo and its honeybee exhibit. Our mission is for public awareness of the honey bee and its role in the environment in which we live. To also bring awareness of the necessity in helping the honey bee survive and teach them our love and passion of this little creature.

Forsyth County Beekeepers Association: We are an all volunteer association. We hold a monthly bee educational focused meeting at Forsyth County Cooperative Extension Building the first Saturday of each month except for January and July. Guests are welcome, just bring your favorite food to share and enjoy some food and fellowship. We schedule a speaker to enlighten us on some aspect of beekeeping.