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 12, 2018 – MABA November 2018 Meeting – Stuart Hooser will present “Products of the Hive”. Be ready to learn about the many products produced by bees that can be harvested – it’s not all just about the honey! Wax, pollen, propolis, and royal jelly, oh my!


Importantly, the November MABA meeting is our yearly Honey Show and Competition! So let’s have everyone bring their best honey and hive products to be judged. That is how you win! Review the MABA Honey Show rules, prepare your products, and enter them to win your entered class, or maybe even the Premier Exhibitor! Best of luck to everyone!




Also, make plans for the December 10, 2018 MABA Christmas Dinner and end of season celebration. More details forthcoming during the upcoming November meeting!


December 10, 2018 – MABA December 2018 Meeting – Speaker and Subject – Coming soon! This is our yearly Christmas supper meeting!





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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