The New Hanover County Beekeepers Association does “outreach” education at schools and clubs where we bring bee products and equipment and do a lecture with honey tasting. Our association also provides community education and resources to protect the honey bee population. We also assist with honey bee swarm removal in New Hanover County.
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If you’re interested in joining the New Hanover County Beekeepers Association, please contact us to learn more.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are Honey Bee a Protected Species?
Honey Bees (Apis melllifera) are the on protected species list in the US.
What should I do if I have a swarm of bees hanging on a tree or your property?
Do not spray the bees with water or insecticide. Call a member of our swarm removal team, and we will assess the situation and remove the bees for you.
I have large bees around my deck or font porch. What should I do?
There’s are mostly likely carpenter bees – not honey bees. There are natural ways to get rid of carpenter bees, but our association does not assits with the removal of carpenter bees or any other bees/wasps/hornet beside honey bees.
What can I do to help the honey bee population?
Plant a Bee Garden
Go Chemical-Free for Bees
Provide Trees for Bees
Create a Bee Bath
Support Local Beekeepers and Organizations
- Buy Local Honey
Invite a Member of the NHC Beekeepers Association to speak at you next event
For more ideas, visit https://thebeeconservancy.org/10-ways-to-save-the-bees
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Our members participate on Facebook, listen in on all the activities, ask questions, and get answers. Be sure to Follow the New Hanover Beekeepers Association on Facebook.