Welcome to the New Guilford County Beekeepers Association web site. We are a chapter of the North Carolina State Beekeepers Association, the largest state association in the United States. We are located near the geographical center of North Carolina, in the Piedmont region of the State. We will be working to improve the site as we go along, so stay with us and watch us grow.

The Guilford County Beekeepers Association met on April 10, 1975, and voted unanimously to organize and request affiliation with the North Carolina State Beekeepers Association.  Twenty-two members met, and in addition to voting to organize, elected the first set of officers.

John Wood, President
Charles Jarrell, Vice-President
Raymond Mills, Program Chairman
Irene H. McIver, Secretary-Treasurer
William B. McIver, Recording Secretary
Lonnie Williams, Director 1 year
Douglas Detter, Director 2 years
W. S. Jackson, Director 3 years

Our earliest Charter located is dated April 2, 1977.

(Archival Materials made available by Norman Faircloth)


The Guilford County Beekeepers Association is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to assisting current and future beekeepers in North Carolina, as well as promoting public awareness of the benefits, necessity, and value of the honey bee throughout human existence.

Draft–additions welcome

The GCBA is an active association and is constantly working to improve beekeeping in Guilford County. Following is a list of some of the Association’s activities: