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July 12-14, 2007 NCSBA Summer Meeting
in Kinston, Lenoir County,  NC

“…the country Neusiok, situated upon a goodly river called Neuse…”
-- 1585, report to Sir Walter Raleigh
Sunset on Neuse River in Kinston

And a goodly river it was,
flowing with history, facts, ideas, questions, advice, shared experiences, fun,
and fellowship for the 371 in attendance!

Hosted by Neuse Regional Beekeepers

Lenoir Community College

231 Highway 58 South
Kinston, NC 28502-0188
Telephone: (252) 527-6223

Waller Hall, Lenoir Community College


Lectures Lecture on Bee Forensics

  • colony collapse disorder
  • honey bee genome
  • beekeeping in foreign lands
  • honey bee forensics
  • genetics of honey bee populations
  • apiary inspection reports



Dr. Jay Evans, USDA Bee Lab, Beltsville

Dennis vanEngelsdorp, Penn. State Apiarist

Keith Tignor, VA State Apiarist

Ann Harman, VA Beekeepers Association

Deborah Delaney, Washington State Univ.

Don Hopkins, NC State Apiarist

Ellis Hardison, NC Master Beekeeper

Buddy Marterre, MD, NC Master Beekeeper

Ham Morton, Commercial Beekeeper

Brian Howell, Bee Man Candle Co.

David Tarpy, NCSU Entomology-Apiculture

Adolphus Leonard, NC Bee Inspector


  • AHB agent training
  • honey labels
  • queen rearing
  • pesticide training
  • beekeeping genetics
  • candle making
  • commercial beekeeping
  • disease and pest identification
  • the Cape honey bee

Reception Table Special Events Ask the Experts

The Temporary Apiary
  • In the apiary with the experts
  • Organic farming and beekeeping--tour of CEFS
  • "Ask the Experts" panel discussion
  • Door prizes
  • Silent auction ($1,341 raised for the Apiculture Science Fund! Thanks to all donors and buyers.)
  • Reception and entertainment
  • Banquet and awards
  • Honey and cooking contests
  • Vendor dispays and sales


Friday night in gymnasium. Serving authentic Eastern North Carolina barbecue catered by the historic and famous Kings Restaurant.
Plus awards and presentations.

Friday Night Banquet

Congratulations to the Forsyth County Beekeepers for earning the
Golden Achievement Chapter of the Year Award for 2006!
Forsyth County earns Chapter of the Year


Registration Fees Individual Family
Advance: $20 $25
At the door: $25 $30
Non-members additional*: $15* $15*
Banquet: $10
* pays 2007 membership for one person


Averages for July 12-14:
High Temp: 92°F

Low Temp: 70°F

Actual: High / Low


Thur. 88 / 72

Fri. 84 / 72

Sat. 84 / 73


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