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.



Join us at our Upcoming Events! 


Please have a look at the other 2018 Master Beekeeper Extension Course Schedule offerings. None are in west TN currently, but you can contact Michael Wilson (865-974-5467 or to indicate your interest in a west TN Master Beekeeper course. If there is enough interest they will make it happen.


August 13, 2018 – MABA August 2018 Meeting – Speaker and Subject – Coming soon!



September 10, 2018 – MABA September 2018 Meeting – Mike Studer, Tennessee State Apiarist, will present the state of beekeeping in TN and how to keep our bees healthy and thriving. You will want to attend this meeting!


September 11, 2018, 4PM – 10PM – TN Apiary Inspector Course – Mike Studer, Tennessee State Apiarist, will teach willing beekeepers the material necessary to take and pass the TN Apiary Inspector test, which will grant those individuals with the legal ability to inspect bee colonies and equipment for sale or transport within the state of Tennessee. Get ready for 6 hours of intense learning!


September 22, 2018 – Second Annual Fall Beekeeping Conference at the Agricenter in Memphis, TN

Welcome back for the Second Annual Fall Beekeeping Conference at the Agricenter! We are please to have excellent speakers that will discuss their successes (and failures), for practical use in our apiaries. This is an all-day meeting, with many sessions, the agenda is forthcoming with the specific topics to be covered. This meeting will be helpful whether you are a seasoned beekeeper or don’t have a hive yet.

Please print out the registration form, fill it out, and bring it with you to the September 22, 2018 Second Annual Fall Beekeeping Conference at the Agricenter in Memphis, TN.

The scheduled speakers are:

1) Dr. Leo Sharashkin – known for his natural beekeeping methods and use of horizontal hives (Layens and long Langstroths), along with innovative swarm trapping. His presentations will have many talking about colony health.

2) TBD

3) TBD

See y’all there! More details forthcoming!



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


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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There’s a chance to get a TN Honeybee ? license plate. They need 1,000 Preorders.



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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