Resources

Companies/Individuals With Permits To Sell Bees In North Carolina

Nancy Ruperts “CALENDAR FOR BEEKEEPING IN CENTRAL NORTH CAROLINA”

Did you know that the NC Zoo has a honey bee exhibit and garden? Well they do! The volunteers at the exhibit are NCSBA members from various chapters of the NCSBA from across the state. You might even meet some volunteers from Cumberland County. Stop by on your next visit and check it out.

Looking for a Cumberland County Beekeepers Association T-Shirt? This is your link!!!!

Hurricanes Preparations (Before and After)

Read Up On what was used in Cumberland County for Mosquito Control in 2018 Here: ECOVIA

Driftwatch

NCSU Entomology - Insect Biology and Management

North Carolina Department of Environmental and Natural Resources Mosquitoe Brochure

Summit Mosquito Dunks Brochure

Nancy Ruperts Email in Regards to Hurricane Florence Mosquito Spaying:

MOSQUITO CONTROL AND BEEKEEPING: THEY ARE COMPATIBLE! Nancy Ruppert, Apiary Inspector, NCDA & CS September 2018 It’s common knowledge that mosquitos transmit diseases and can be a major public health issue when there’s a mosquito infestation, such as after wet weather. Many communities respond to this by spraying pesticides to kill adult mosquitos and (usually) mosquito larvae. While many of these products can be toxic to honey bees, the timing of spray events is very important in trying to minimize risks to pollinators, and since most truck-based spraying is done at dusk/darkness, many products lose most of their toxicity after the spray dries. Beekeepers can protect hives that might be in the path of spray events by applying a single layer of burlap across the hive entrance, to diminish the exposure to the bees. While we certainly want to protect our bees from local government-mandated mosquito control efforts, this can be more effectively accomplished if we try to work with local officials to educate them about pollinator effects and help them arrive at plans that still allow them to control local mosquito outbreaks while simultaneously preventing toxicity to pollinators. The following websites can help all of us learn more about how we can all be part of the solution. Many universities (including NC State Univ., Purdue Univ., Univ. of Fla. and others) have on their entomology web pages a listing of pesticides that are toxic—or not—to honey bees and can further inform us about which choices for pest control might be most appropriate.

www.insectcop.net Info on what chemicals mosquito spray trucks use, and other mosquito control info

www.npic.orst.edu/factsheets National Pesticide Information Center website; Info about mosquito control product options

www.pesticideresearch.com Pesticide Research Institute website; info about mosquito control products, including effects on bees

www.cdc.gov Center for Disease Control and Prevention website; general info about mosquito-based risks and control measures

Need A Queen?

Big Oak Bee Farm

Spring Bank Bee Farm

Local

Cumberland County Beekeepers Association Facebook Page

Cumberland County NC Cooperative Extension

State Organizations

North Carolina State Beekeepers Association

  1. Master Beekeeper Program

  2. Certified Honey Producer Program

  3. Born and Bred Queen Rearing Program

South Carolina Beekeepers Association

National Organizations

Eastern Apiculture Society

American Beekeeping Federation

International Organization

Apimondia

Research & Government

NCSU Apiculture & Beekeeping

North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services

NCDOT Wildflower Program

Honey Bee Health Coalition - Varroa Controls

Bee Care

Bee Informed

USDA Honey Bee Labs

  1. Baton Rouge, Loisianna
  2. Beltsville, Maryland
  3. Tucson, Arizona
  4. Logan, Utah

Pollinator Information

NCSU Pollinator Protection

NCDA&CS Pollinator Protection

U.S. Forestry Service

U.S. Forestry Service Native Bees

Xerces

Books & Periodicals

American Bee Journal

Bee Culture

Wicwas Press

Beekeeping Equipment Suppliers

American Bee Supply

Bailey Bee Supply

Beez Needz

Blue Sky Bee Supply

Brushy Mountain Bee Farm (As of 11/2018, they are closed)

Dadant

Kelly Beekeeping

Mann Lake

Midnight Bee Supply

Miller Bee Supply

Rossman Apiaries

Triad Bee Supply

Gardens

Local

Cape Fear Botanical Garden

Cumberland County NC Master Gardener Volunteer Demo Garden - 301 E Mountain Dr. on the left side of the Agriculture Building

Fayetteville Community Garden

State

JC Raulston Arboretum

Chatam Mills “Pollinator Paradise” Garden

North Carolina Botanical Garden

Garden Centers

Local

Bells Seed Store

Clicks Nursery

Green Side Up

Lady Bug Greenhouse

State

NIche Gardens Great Source of Native Pollinator Plants - They Ship!

Plant Delights Nursery, Inc

National

Musser Forest, Inc.

Seed Companies

Baker Creek Heirloom

Clifton Seed Company

Natures Seed

Prairie Moon Nursery

Renee’s Garden

Southern Exposure Seed Exchange

Sow True Seeds

Seed Programs

Bayer/FeedABee.com

Cheerios/”Bring Back The Bees” In collaboration with Page’s Seeds is offering Cosmos Seeds in specialy marked box’s of Cherrios this Spring 2018 until an unknow date.