Neuse Regional Beekeepers  (NRB) was chartered in 2006 as a local chapter of the North Carolina State Beekeepers Association (NCSBA), and serves Lenoir, Jones & Greene Counties in Eastern North Carolina.

Membership is open to anyone with an interest in honey bees, beekeeping, gardening, crafts, or other associated areas of beekeeping. Membership in NRB automatically makes you a member of the NC State Beekeepers Association. We have members of all ages and experience levels, from folks that have never opened a hive or seen a bee to NC Certified Master Beekeepers.

NRB meets on the 3rd Thursday night of each month at 7:00 pm at the Lenoir County Cooperative Extension Service office at 1791 Hwy 11/55 in Kinston, NC.

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"Neuse Regional Beekeepers was awarded the prestigious North Carolina State Beekeepers Golden Achievement Award for Community Service and Education in 2010 and 2015."

Our mission

  • Raise Awareness

    We seek to educate the general public about the benefits of bees to our environment, the wonderful products of the hive that bees produce, and to increase their fascination of the insect we love so much.

  • Train

    We aim to train beekeepers in healthy, practical, successful, and responsible beekeeping practices and foster closer relationships among beekeepers in Eastern North Carolina.

  • Support

    We provide local beekeepers with ongoing education, communication, assistance on how to best market hive products, and access to extraction equipment.

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