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.



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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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January 25, 2020 – MABA 55th Annual Beekeeping Short Course


We welcome everyone to attend the MABA 55th Annual Beekeeping Short Course! Prepare yourselves for a fun and fact-filled day to learn more about bees and beekeeping! See y’all there!


Saturday, January 25, 2020


Agricenter International
7777 Walnut Grove Rd. Bldg. C, Amphitheater Room
Memphis, TN 38120


7:45 AM to 3:00 PM


Registration at 7:45 AM – 8:45 AM


The Cost of $15.00 includes a BBQ Lunch and First Year’s 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 catalogues, hands-on instruction, and a chance to win a beekeepers beginners kit, including a complete bee hive, bees, bee veil, smoker, bee gloves, etc. Four hive kits will be awarded,  2 to Tennessee Residents, and two hives may be awarded at large for Tri-State Area residents. A BBQ lunch and refreshments will be provided.


If you have further questions, you can contact Charles Force  (901) 831-1207, or you can also download and fill out the 2020 Memphis Area Beekeepers Registration Form, ready for the Short Course.


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 applications.




February 10, 2020 – MABA February 2020 Meeting – Howard Kerr, currently President of the Tennessee Beekeepers Association, will present “Bee Anatomy”! You will not want to miss this informative meeting – see y’all there!





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.



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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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