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The Apiculture Science fund-raising efforts operate under the auspices of the North Carolina Agricultural Foundation, Inc. a 501(c)3 organization. You will receive an official receipt for your donation.


Bee Informed

The Bee Informed Partnership is a national extension project that endeavors to decrease the number of managed honey bee colonies that die over the winter.
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Online webinars
We offer live, online webinars for free in lieu of in-state visits to county chapters, many of which are recorded and can be viewed for free.
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Undergrad research
Find out more about undergraduate opportunities in the lab or field.
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  • NC STATE APICULTURE PROGRAM
  • Dedicated to the dissemination of information and understanding of honey bees and bee management
  • RESEARCH: Furthering our understanding of honey bee biology and to better our ability of bee management.
  • EXTENSION: Beekeeping notes, the NC Master Beekeeper Program, and other outreach activities
  • INSTRUCTION: Apiculture workshops and short courses, learning tutorials, and honey bee courses at NCSU


The research focus of the NCSU Apiculture program is to further our understanding of honey bee biology and to better our ability of bee management. To accomplish these goals, we are involved in various experiments that range from highly technical and theoretical to very applied and useful for the average beekeeper. Our program serves the needs of the university and general public by proving extension services and instruction built on a foundation of basic and applied research.

Beekeeping Education & Engagement System (BEES)

Our exciting new online system for training beekeepers at all levels. The entire BEES system is based on the Moodle instruction platform, so all video lectures, content, and quizzes can be taken directly online!
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Honey bee research

Our lab studies the behavioral ecology of insect societies, with a primary focus on the proximate and ultimate mechanisms of honey bee queen behavior.
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Course: Ent 203

'An Introduction to the Honey Bee and Beekeeping' is one of the most popular Entomology undergraduate courses aimed at non-science majors to explore the fascinating world of insects and biology using honey bees as a vehicle. Seats still available!
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