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We are fortunate to have very active beekeepers in Onslow County. Many are members of the Onslow County Beekeepers Association which is a charter member of the North Carolina State Beekeeping Association. Members include backyard keepers to commercial operators, NC Certified beekeepers, Journeymen, Master, and even a Master Craftsman beekeeper!

Onslow County Beekeepers Association logo

Onslow County Beekeepers Association logo

Bee Enlightened! Learn more about honey bees through the Onslow Co Beekeeping Association! You don’t have to be a member to attend a meeting.

Meeting Date:  Second Tuesday of every Month

Time:  7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Location: Onslow Co Multipurpose Complex, 4024 Richlands Hwy., Jacksonville

Click here for more information about the Onslow Co Beekeeping Association

Join them on their Facebook page to stay up to date with all things bees!

"I Think I Want to Be a Beekeeper" workshop

“I Think I Want to Be a Beekeeper” workshop, Saturday Dec 9, 2024 from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Join us for this FREE workshop about beekeeping! This will include a short presentation about beekeeping and a brief Q&A session.

Dates:  Dec 9, 2023

Time: 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Location: Onslow County Park: Hines Farm Park & Stables, 1259 McAllister Rd., Jacksonville NC


Click here to register for the FREE workshop!

Onslow Co Beekeepers Association, 2024 Beginners Beekeeping Short Course

Onslow Co Beekeepers Association, 2024 Beginners Beekeeping Short Course

Registration is open for the Beginner’s Beekeeping Short Course (seating is limited). 

Dates:  Feb 3, 10, 17, & 24, 2024

Time: 8 a.m.  – Noon

Location: Onslow County Park: Hines Farm Park & Stables, 1259 McAllister Rd., Jacksonville NC
 Fee:  $70 and includes course materials (including student thumb drive), 1st year membership in Onslow Co Beekeepers Association, 1st year membership in NC State Beekeepers Association, hands-on mentoring throughout the year, and testing (written and hands-on practical) to become a NC Certified Beekeeper. Please note that instructors for this short course are NC Certified Beekeepers.
To register:  submit short course application (below) and payment (cash or check made payable to Onslow Co Beekeepers Asso). You can drop off your application & fee:
  • Onslow Co. Cooperative Extension, Address: 234 NW Corridor Blvd, Suite 108, Jacksonville (Office hours: M-F, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Holiday closures: Nov. 22-24 & Dec. 22-26 & Jan 1)
  • Onslow Co Beekeepers Asso Monthly meeting on the 2nd Tuesday from 7-9 p.m., Address: 4024 Richlands Hwy., Jacksonville
  • Mail to (please do not mail cash): Onslow Co Beekeepers Asso, PO Box 12534, Jacksonville NC  28546
Once registered, you will receive a course packet to start your beekeeping journey.

Click here for the 2024 Beginners Short Course application.

For additional information, contact Marie S Bowman at (910) 455-5873.

2024 NC Journeyman Beekeeping Test Prep

2024 Journeyman Test Prep

Are you a NC Certified Beekeeper? Have you gained some experience but need some help as you prepare to take the NC Journeyman exam at the NC State Beekeepers Association Conference in March?

Date: Jan. 27, 2024

Time: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Location: Onslow County Parks: Hines Farm Park & Stables, 1259 McCallister Rd., Jacksonville

Cost: Free

Click here to register for the 2024 Journeyman Test Prep

Do you see a swarm of honey bees? Do not spray or disturb them. Members of the Onslow County Beekeepers Association can help!

Click here for more information on swarm removal.