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New Hanover County Beekeepers Association

Helping the honey bee and the beekeeper in their pursuit of a healthy and thriving Hive

The New Hanover County 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.

As an association, we aim to educate the community on importance of honey bees and serve the Wilmington-area through swarm removal and more. View our community resources.

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The NHCBA meets on the 3rd Thursday of each month at the New Hanover County Arboretum, 6206 Oleander Dr. in Wilmington, N.C., unless otherwise announced.

Recent Blog Posts

The Honey Standard

State Beekeepers Adopt Honey StandardContact: Charles HeatherlyPrepared by: John T. Ambrose North Carolina beekeepers moved a step closer to the adoption of a honey standard that would limitthe abuses of honey sold in the state. During its Summer Meeting in China...

Facts on Honey and Cinnamon

Q: What's the one food that doesn't spoil?A: Honey It is found that mixture of Honey and Cinnamon cures most of the diseases. Honey is produced inmost of the countries of the world. Ayurvedic as well as Yunani medicine have been using honey as avital medicine for...

Plants Average Bloom Date

Mountains Piedmont Coastal PlainAlsike Clover (Trifolium hybridum) -- Apr 4 (102) --Aster (Aster spp.) Aug 30 (40) Sep 25 (35) Sep 30 (40)Basswood, Linden (Tilia spp.) Jun 20 (23) -- --Black Gum (Nyssa sylvatica) May 5 (10) Apr 26 (14) Apr 27 (24)Black Locust (Robinia...

Creamed Honey Recipe

Making creamed honey is a very simple process. The taste and texture are superband it is another great way to enjoy your honey. This recipe is a combination ofseveral recipes that I have found. Give it a try. I’m sure you’ll enjoy it. Before I explain how to make...

New Hanover County Fair Display

This was our fair entry for New Hanover County Fair in October 2019. The New Hanover County Beekeepers Association won third place for our display.