Memphis Area Beekeepers Association

4852 Waycross Ave, Millington, TN 38053 /////// 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.



We are now on Facebook and Twitter, please follow us! All MABA-sponsored events will be posted here as well as on Facebook and Twitter. These will include MABA meetings, short courses, field days, and other beekeeping events throughout the Mid-South that may be of interest to members and the public.


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Do you have a swarm at your house that needs to be removed? Or bees in your house? Click the 2018 List of Independent Beekeepers for Swarm Removals to see a list of names and phone numbers of MABA members willing to remove swarms or honeybees from your home.



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Stay tuned for MABA field days, we will post these on this website, as well as on FaceBook and Twitter!





November 24, 2018 – MABA Field Days – Gus Mitchell will be using the ProVap 110 to treat the MABA bee colonies for varroa mites with sublimated oxalic acid. Come learn how to to use the ProVap 110 for your own colonies. Please bring your own organic vapor respirator, or stand far enough upwind.

Where is the MABA Agricenter Bee Yard? From the Agricenter take Smythe Farm Road, take a right turn onto B. Lee Mallory Road after the Arrowhead Nursery, also on your right. Go up the gravel road (north towards Walnut Grove Rd) and park above or below the gate, please do not block the road. The bee yard is on the left, suit up before going in!





December 10, 2018 – MABA December 2018 Meeting – A successful honey harvest deserves a celebration!

Please join us December 10th at 1900 in the regular meeting room at the Agricenter. Door prizes will be many potted poinsettias used for table decorations. 

The meal is catered by the Smokey Mountain Catering Company. Enjoy smoked turkey, smoked ham, mashed potatoes and gravy, corn bread stuffing, sweet potato dressing, simmered green beans, cranberry sauce, and dinner rolls. And if that’s not enough, desert will be peach cobble. Coffee and tea will be available.

Rusty Eason will entertain us, you will not want to miss this! Rusty has served as a Music Minister in large Baptist Churches as a career, though on Monday the 10th he will play the trumpet, guitar and banjo – maybe all at the same time! Look forward to a great performance.

Tickets are $12 each in advance and $15 at the door. The deadline for $12 price is Dec. 5. Checks should be mailed to the club treasurer directly: 4852 Waycross Ave, Millington, TN 38053.

If that was not enough, the results and prize money for the 2018 MABA Honey Show will be presented to the lucky winners

See y’all there!





January 14, 2019 – MABA January 2019 Meeting – Topic and speaker coming soon!





January 26, 2019 – MABA 54th Annual Beekeeping Short Course – Speakers and Subjects – Coming soon!





March 21-23, 2019 – The 2019 Honey Convention returns, this time to Fountainhead College of Technology in Knoxville, TN! Look forward to 18 great speakers and 70+ classes to attend! Lectures. Networking. Workshops. Classes. Vendors. Food. Door Prizes. Auction. If it’s about beekeeping it will be there!!





July 10-12, 2019 – Heartland Apicultural Society 2019 meeting in Nashville, TN! HAS 2019 will be hosted by Belmont University. With 6 keynote speakers and 24 more great speakers this meeting will have everything you need at any level of beekeeping. Registration forthcoming.







From the Tennesee Department of Agriculture: Consider registering your apiary and commercially grown crops sensitive to pesticides with the FieldWatch program, developed by Purdue University in response to the recent dicamba overspray events of the last few years. Read more about it here.



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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.

We provide:

  • 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.

Questions? Send Bob Whitworth an email,




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