Born and Bred in NC: Developing a Local Sustainable Queen Breeding Community in North Carolina

Organization:
North Carolina State University
Amount:
$64,953.01
Program Area:
Open Grants Program
County of Applicant:
Wake
Description:

This Golden LEAF grant will support efforts to improve the health of the NC honey bee population, meet needs for pollination in agriculture, and stimulate new bee-related businesses. Supported activities include workshops to train beekeepers in basic queen bee rearing techniques and advanced bee-breeding courses to help develop bees genetically suited for North Carolina. It is expected that the program will address challenges to the North Carolina bee population, provide additional pollinators for agricultural production, improve opportunities for current bee keepers, and develop new queen bee-breeding businesses in North Carolina.

Contact:
Mr. Matt K. Ronning DeYu Xie, Ph.D. Assistant Professor Raleigh, North Carolina 27695 (919) 513-1981
Areas Served:
Statewide

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