Seasonal comments: Winter is coming! All drones must die!

September, October - Drones will be booted sometime in October, maybe November. So, if you lose a queen late in this season, a new queen may not be mated. Make sure those hives are happy, healthy and well fed. You don't want lean bees going into winter.

NC Honey Bee License Plate Initiative! Thank you!


The NC Senate Bill sponsoring the "Save the Honey Bee" license plate has passed! The State Police have approved the plate and it is in the final stage of the DMV production process.  According to DMV, we will receive our specialty Honey Bee plate by May 16, 2016.  We wish to thank everyone for your support and continued patience during this process.
The Franklin County Beekeepers Association spearheaded a North Carolina specialty plate to honor our state insect, the honey bee. We needed and received 300+ applications. Thank you for your support! More information can be found here.


It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of one of our fellow beekeepers and members, Rudy Hoffman (January 15, 1942 - Thursday, April 23, 2015). Rudy was such a kind soul and mentor to so many of us. He'll be greatly missed. [Obituary]

Events and Activities

Visit our events page for a full list of upcoming activities.
Visit our meetings page for monthly meeting information.

The next several events...
  • Next meeting: April 29th. 7pm for mentors and mentees and folks looking to be either! 7:30pm meeting start!
  • NCSBA Summer conference in Lake Junaluska, NC

We are a small association of peers dedicated to furthering the knowledge of and interest in beekeeping in Franklin County, North Carolina.

Our club sprang to life in late 2007 due primarily to the efforts of Larry Green and a small group of people he recruited to help him. Franklin County has been until now, and may have always been, without a beekeepers association.

We are young, but rapidly growing. If you are interested in joining, please contact one of us or simply show up to a meeting. We'd love to have you.

Where we meet...

We meet 7:30pm on the last Wednesday of every month at the Franklin County Cooperative Extension located at 103 S Bickett Blvd, Louisburg, NC 27549.