About US

The NHC Beekeepers Association was founded in the fall of 2010 by a group of like-minded and passionate beekeepers wanting to centralize our resources and expertise and share the knowledge and experience with others.

New Hanover County Beekeepers Association
Camaraderie
NHC Beekeepers Membership
Education
New Hanover County Bee Keepers Equipment Rental
Free Equipment Check-Out
New Hanover County Beekeepers Association Membership
Mentoring

Membership

Our members share a close camaraderie in the beekeeping community and are able to expand their expertise and knowledge with constant contact.

Membership Application Form

Officers for the 21-22 membership year:

President – Susan Warwick – Email
Vice President – Sandra Cecelski – Email
Treasurer – Bill Morrison – Email
Secretary – Andrea Dillion – Email
Board: Public Outreach – Sandra Cecelski – Email
Bee School Coordinator – Susan Warwick – Email
Past President 2020- Michael Goins

NHCBA Officers
From Left to Right
Sandy Cecelski (VP), Bill Morrison (Treasurer), Susan Warwick (President), Andrea Dillon (Secretary) 

Our Activities

Communication – our members participate on Facebook, listen in on all the activities, ask questions, get answers. 

Education – the club offers a 6-week Beginning Beekeeping School each January

Membership – our members share a close camaraderie in the beekeeping community and are able to expand their expertise and knowledge with constant contact. 

Outreach – we do “outreach” education at schools and clubs where we bring bee products and equipment and do a lecture w/honey tasting. 

Facebook – one of the other ways we reach out to the community to share our knowledge and skills is by the use of the largest social network on the Internet. We’ll maintain an active profile and respond to your queries and direct you to other resources for the beekeeper hobbyist. Won’t you join us there also?

Recent Events

See recaps from our past events.

Halyburton Park Apiary Ceremony

Halyburton Park Apiary Ceremony

Halyburton Park Apiary Ceremony We’re thrilled to announce our ribbon cutting ceremony at Halyburton Park Apiary was a success! The ceremony was to display our new public apiary to the community. An apiary is an enclosed ‘bee park’ that is maintained by a beekeeper....

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Honey Tasting Contest

Honey Tasting Contest

We recently had a honey tasting contest at our meeting and had members vote for their favorite honey! It was a sweet time for all. Our winner was Ellen Gurganious with her amazing Bee Kind Honey! Ellen won the Golden Hive Tool Award and bragging rights! A close 2nd...

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Members Work with Scouts on Apiary at Halyburton Park

Members Work with Scouts on Apiary at Halyburton Park

Recently some of our members have been working with the Boy Scouts on a brand new Apiary at Halyburton Park. Take a look at some of the progress photos below, and join us for the grand ribbon cutting ceremony later this month! Check out our blog for more information...

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The New Hanover County Beekeepers Associations does outreach education at schools and clubs where we bring bee products, equipment, and do a lecture with honey tasting. If you’re interested in having a speaker or booth at your event, please contact us.