June 3rd from 12:30pm-6:30pm- Journeyman test prep with Master Craftsman, Eric Talley. For more info click here.

June 10th Honey Extraction Day- 9am CPBA Apiary- Honey super removal, followed by uncapping and bottling at Mike Marsh’s home around 10-10:30. Please message Kelly if you plan to attend and need the address.

June 24th from 9am-12pm- Celebrating Honey Bee Day at Poor Charlie’s with demonstrations and talks by members of CPBA. Poor Charlie’s Flea Market & Antiques- 208 Hancock Street- Downtown New Bern (across from Farmer’s Market)

2023 Club Membership dues are $15, Make Checks payable to Craven Pamlico Beekeepers Association. Pay in person during a regular meeting or contact the board for a mailing address.

2023 State Dues can be paid at NCSBA, click here.


Denise Kelly
(916) 505-7240
Kelly Gillotti
Laura Lewis
Laura Lewis


The Craven/Pamlico County Beekeepers Association exists to promote and preserve the continued healthy existence of honey bee colonies in Eastern North Carolina.


  • Foster goodwill between humans and honey bees.
  • Provide honey bee educational opportunities for beekeepers, perspective beekeepers and the general public.
  • Support efforts to increase the number of honey bee colonies in Eastern North Carolina.
  • Maintain and observe the club bee-yard to identify bee issues, patterns, trends, etc.
  • Provide a support network for our members and existing beekeepers.
  • Mentor new and/or prospective beekeepers.
  • Partner with other bee friendly organizations, including the North Carolina State Beekeepers Association and other bee friendly organizations.

Know your “Local” Beekeepers Association

The “CPBA” is your local chapter of the North Carolina Beekeepers Association “NCSBA”.

In conjunction with the NC Extension Services, and NCSU, many educational opportunities are available to beekeepers at all levels from novice to expert. Although not a requirement, Many beekeepers enjoy participating in the Master Beekeepers Program “MBP” which offers different levels of certification upon achievement.

CPBA Membership benefits include:

• Workshops

• Educational lectures

• Mentoring by more experienced beekeepers

• Hands on training in the CPBA apiary (we maintain several colonies)

• State and Local fellowship

CPBA offers annual beekeepers classes “Bee School”

Bee School will be advertised on our Facebook page and this website.


Join us the third Tuesday of every month (except November & December) at the Craven County Cooperative Extension Center, located at 300 Industrial Drive, New Bern, NC.  Our “Bee Social” is informal and begins at 6:30 pm.  Meetings start at 7:00 pm and are open to the general public.