Memphis Area Beekeepers Association

P.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 2020 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 2019 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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5% off Dadant prices and free shipping on Dadant orders placed through David Hale by 2/24/2020, owner of The Bee Cause!


Orders for delivery of Dadant products at the March 9th, 2020 MABA monthly meeting need to be received by 2/24/20 – David will be sending the final order into Dadant at 3 PM on 2/24/20! Please contact David Hale at (901) 487-4610 to secure your order!


David presented the requirements for ordering from Dadant for delivery at the March MABA meeting during the MABA February meeting 2/10/2020, seen below:


Go to, find the items you need, write the item numbers and quantity down (or print/save to PDF the items saved to your cart) and call David to place your order. It’s as simple as that!


Please contact David Hale at (901) 487-4610 with any questions about beekeeping equipment (and your orders!)




February 29, 2020 – The Savannah Area Beekeepers Association will hold their yearly Short Course from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m at the Hardin County Middle School. The keynote speaker will be Clarence Collison, retired Mississippi State University Head of Entomology and Plant Pathology. Prepare for a great day of learning!




March 9, 2020 – MABA March 2020 Meeting – David Hale will present “All Hail to the Queen! How to Successfully Rear Your Own Queens”. Be prepared to learn, and then use that knowledge in your bee hives to raise your own queens and keep your bees healthy. See y’all there!




March 20-21, 2020 – The 2020 Honey Convention will be at the Rothchild Catering & Conference Center in Knoxville, TN! Look forward to 20+ 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!!




April 9-11, 2020 – Kent Williams will host the 2020 Kent Williams Bee School in Wingo, KY. Activities begin at 9 am each morning and end about 4 pm.




April 13, 2020 – MABA April 2020 Meeting – Speaker and subject TBD. See y’all there!




July 6-8, 2020 – Heartland Apicultural Society 2020 meeting will be in Evansville, Indiana! HAS 2020 will be hosted by the University of Southern Indiana. More details coming soon including registration, speakers, our queen rearing class, lodging, and much more. This meeting will have everything you need at any level of beekeeping. Evansville, Indiana is 285 miles, so only a 5 hour ride!




From the Tennessee 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.



Honeybee Tennessee license plate

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 Charles Force an email,




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