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 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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Join us at our Upcoming Events! 


April 5-7, 2018 – Kent Williams Bee School in Wingo, KY



April 9, 2018 – MABA April 2018 Meeting – Clarence Collison, Emeritus Professor of Entomology and Emeritus Head of the Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology at Mississippi State University. Dr. Collison has studied bees since the 1970s, and held academic positions at Michigan State University and Pennsylvania State University. He also wrote a monthly column for Bee Culture magazine, called A Closer Look, and published a book titled “What Do You Know?” in 2003.

Dr. Collison is known as a beekeepers beekeeper, and will have more information to share than we can understand in one session. You will not want to miss this!



April 19-20, 2018 – Master Beekeeper Course – This is the first of 4 courses offered this year through the UT Extension. 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. Please have a look at the other 2018 Master Beekeeper Extension Course Schedule offerings.



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


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July 11-13, 2018 – Heartland Apicultural Society Meeting in St. Louis, MO – May Berenbaum, Marla Spivak, Keith Delaplane, Jennifer Berry, Dennis vanEngelsdorp, and Samuel Ramsay the well-known bee researchers and experts that are confirmed. Register now!

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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