Learn about the history of the New Hanover County Beekeepers Association.
HOSTED THE NORTH CAROLINA STATE BEEKEEPERS ASSOCIATION in 2014
A club effort spearheaded by then President Ashley Stephenson and David Bridgers. The NCSB boasts one of the largest bee clubs in the country. Members attended and participated in many education presentations. Several Bee Supply vendors were on hand to provide products for members. Over 450 elementary age students visited and learned about honey bees in special breakout sessions.
New Hanover County Beekeepers was also instrumental in having Wilmington becoming a designated BEE City USA. Then President Ashley Stephenson worked with city officials on this Initiative.
Bee City USA® and Bee Campus USA work to galvanize communities to sustain pollinators, in particular the more than 3,600 species of native bees in this country, by increasing the abundance of native plants, providing nest sites, and reducing the use of pesticides. Bee City USA and Bee Campus USA are initiatives of the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.