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Forsyth County Beekeepers Association

Established 1973

Attention Beekeepers in Forsyth County! 

2018 Winterization Survey 

Are you a beekeeper in or around Forsyth County, NC?  Please take our local Winterization Survey, sponsored by the Forsyth County NC Cooperative Extension.  It will help local beekeepers by telling

  1. What our local winter survival rate was and what contributed to it
  2. What local best management practices to emphasize in the FCBA Bee School
  3. What the Extension Service can emphasize to new and established beekeepers
  4. What local beekeepers are doing, including varroa treatments and monitoring

link Winterization Survey to:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/R9GKWF5.

The survey closes on March 24, 2018.  Your information counts!

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.  As beekeepers we are very concerned about the proliferation of services and companies guaranteeing to create mosquito free yards.  People need to be informed about what is being sprayed and the side effects.  Nuking the backyard by spraying everything in sight is not the answer.  Finding the breeding sources of the pesky blood suckers is the best control method.  Take a look and become informed about what you might be paying for and how to control them:  The Chemicals That Promise Summer Without MosquitoesPrivate Pest Control Companies Exposing Kids To Toxic Chemicals, Critics Say and American Mosquito Control Association Advice 


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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Forsyth County Beekeepers Association is a Chapter of North Carolina Beekeepers Association a 501(c)5 non-profit organization   

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