Memphis Area Beekeepers AssociationP. O. Box 38028 Germantown TN 38183 /////// Meeting Location: 7777 Walnut Grove Rd. | Memphis, TN 38120
Welcome to the Memphis Area Beekeepers Association webpages.
We are a club of professionals and amateurs interested in beekeeping in and around the Mid-South. We are a diverse group, the one thing we have in common is that we are interested in bees and beekeeping. Some of us have many hives and others have none. We all love honey and honeybees!
Want to join the club? Download a 2018 Memphis Area Beekeepers Registration Form, and mail it to us (address is on the form), or bring it with your payment to our next meeting.
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January 27, 2018 – MABA 53rd Annual Beekeeping Short Course
Are you ready for the 2018 beekeeping season and honey harvest? Do you want to start and are new to beekeeping and not sure what to do? We are here to help!
Attend the MABA 53rd Annual Beekeeping Short Course Saturday, January 27, 2018
7777 Walnut Grove Rd., Building C, Amphitheater Room
Memphis, TN 38120
7:45 AM to 3:00 PM
Registration at 7:45 AM – 8:45 AM
Main presentations start at 8:45 AM.
The Cost of $15.00 includes a BBQ Lunch and a MABA yearly membership.
The public is invited to attend an educational seminar on beekeeping.
Various aspects of beginning beekeeping will be studied including bee hive
equipment, hive management, bee disease control, sources of nectar, pollen, and how
to install package bees, and other beekeeping topics.
This course will be conducted by experienced Memphis area beekeepers who are
members of the local and state beekeeping associations. These presenters,
collectively, have many years of beekeeping experience, and will provide a first class
opportunity for you to get started in beekeeping.
Those attending the course will receive beekeeping catalogs, hands-on
instruction. Also, four “new beekeeper” attendees will win a beekeepers beginners kit,
including a complete bee hive, bees, bee veil, smoker, bee gloves, etc. Two hive kits
will be awarded to Tennessee Residents, and two hives will be awarded at large for the
Tri State Area. Certain requirements will need to be met for receiving a hive kit. A BBQ
lunch and refreshments will be provided.
If you have further questions, you can contact Bob Whitworth at 901-569-3560.
Please print and fill out the 2018 Memphis Area Beekeepers Registration Form and
bring it to the Short Course, as we expect a large number of people interested in this
fascinating hobby, and it makes registration much easier and faster. We accept cash or
Building “C” at the AgriCenter is located on the South end of the complex, and is the
middle building. When you enter the door, the meeting room is at the far end of the
Building “C” concourse. We will have registration tables at the door to collect dues and
Snow Policy: If the Interstate Loop in Memphis is open for travel, the event will be
held, as we do not have another date available later in the year.
Honeybee Tennessee license plate
There’s a chance to get a TN Honeybee ? license plate. They need 1,000 Preorders.
February 12, 2018 – MABA February 2018 Meeting – Speaker and Subject – Coming soon!
March 12, 2018 – MABA March 2018 Meeting – Speaker and Subject – Coming soon!
We meet at 7 P.M., every second Monday of the month at the Agricenter, 7777 Walnut Grove Road around back in “Concourse C.” Should you decide to come, remember “Concourse C” and look for us in one of two locations, either the Banquet Room to the left as you enter the building or in the Amphitheater.
Remember to bring questions and drop them in the box as you enter. All questions will be taken from the box and answered during the meeting. We often have an open question format following presentations, please feel free to ask you questions.
Educational programs for groups in the area.
Help in removing honeybees that invade the spaces of people. If you have honeybees on your property and would like them removed, click on the List of Independent Beekeepers for Swarm Removals tab above to see a list of people willing to help.