Memphis Area Beekeepers AssociationP. 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!
Saturday, April 21, 2018, 8 AM at the Agricenter Bee Yard – Installing new nucs and Introducing new queens in splits
For MABA Members, come learn to work the club bees with Gus Mitchell and Robert Hodum. Willing volunteers (you?) will be installing new nucs and introducing new queens in recent splits. If you decide to help, please bring your own protective equipment, a hive tool, and a smile! See y’all there!
Where is the MABA Agricenter Bee Yard? From the Agricenter take Smythe Farm Road, take a right turn onto B. Lee Mallory Road after the Arrowhead Nursery, also on your right. Go up the gravel road (north towards Walnut Grove Rd) and park above or below the gate, please do not block the road. The bee yard is on the left, suit up before going in!
As always, taking pictures and video of MABA Field Days is prohibited unless explicit consent is given by the individuals and the group prior to taking pictures or filming video. Please be respectful of everyone’s right to privacy.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org) 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!
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.
Honeybee Tennessee license plate
There’s a chance to get a TN Honeybee ? license plate. They need 1,000 Preorders.
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.
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.