Upcoming Events

February 24, 2018 – 2018 Tennessee Beekeepers Association Spring Board Meeting, Saturday February 24, 2018

 

February 24, 2018 – The Savannah Area Beekeepers Association is having their annual Short Course Saturday February 24, 2018. If you missed the MABA Short Course this will be a good as well.

 

March 12, 2018 – MABA March 2018 Meeting – Andrew Fogg from Dadant (Frankfort, KY branch) will discuss beekeeping in 2018.

Also, you can save 5% and get your Dadant order delivered to this meeting if you place you order ahead of time. Just mention you are with MABA for the 5% discount and that the order should be delivered for the March 12, 2018 MABA meeting. Call 888.932.3268 to place you order now with the Dadant, Frankfort, KY branch.

 

March 25, 2018 – The Lawrence/Wayne Beekeepers Association (LWBA) will host TN State Apiarist, Mike Studer, as the speaker for their March meeting, Thursday, March 15th at 6 PM, at New Life Free Will Baptist Church, 2699 Buffalo Rd, Lawrenceburg, TN, next to Giles county. This would be a great meeting if any of our MABA members are that area that day.

 

April 9, 2018 – MABA April 2018 Meeting – Speaker and Subject – Coming soon!

 

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

 

May 14, 2018 – MABA May 2018 Meeting – Speaker and Subject – Coming soon!

 

June 11, 2018 – MABA June 2018 Meeting – Speaker and Subject – Coming soon!

 

July 9, 2018 – MABA July 2018 Meeting – Speaker and Subject – Coming soon!

 

August 13, 2018 – MABA August 2018 Meeting – Speaker and Subject – Coming soon!

 

September 10, 2018 – MABA September 2018 Meeting – Speaker and Subject – Coming soon!

 

October 8, 2018 – MABA October 2018 Meeting – Speaker and Subject – Coming soon!

 

November 12, 2018 – MABA November 2018 Meeting – Speaker and Subject – Coming soon! This is our yearly Honey competition!

 

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

Previous Events

 

February 12, 2018 – MABA February 2018 Meeting – Harry Fulton will discuss the early spring preparations to ensure success for your colonies. You will not want to miss this!

February 10, 2018 – The Kentucky Lakes Beekeepers are having their annual Short Course Saturday February 10, 2018. If you missed the MABA Short Course this will be a good one as well. Contact James Hinton, 731-363-3523, for details.

 

January 27, 2018 – MABA 53rd Annual Beekeeping Short Course

 

January 8, 2018 – MABA January 2018 Meeting – Stuart Hooser will present the fascinating topic of Honey Bee Nutrition. Bee there or be square!

 

December 11, 2017 – MABA December 2017 Meeting – Our yearly Christmas meeting!

 

November 18, 2017 – 2017 Fall Beekeeping Conference at the Agricenter in Memphis, TN

 

November 13, 2017 – MABA November 2017 Meeting – This is our yearly MABA Honey Show!

David Glover will be discussing his experiences in beekeeping! We’ll call it the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly!

 

October 20-21, 2017 – 2017 TBA Conference – Featured speakers are Dr. Marion Ellis; University of Nebraska, and Dr. Leo Sharashkin: Founder of HorizontalHive.com and editor of Keeping Bees With a Smile.

 

October 9, 2017 – MABA October 2017 Meeting – Bob Whitworth will discuss the preparation needed for your honey submissions for the November MABA Honey Show.

 

Think about Volunteering to teach and sell honey at the upcoming festivals in September and October. We’ll need help unloading, selling, demonstrating, and teaching the public about beekeeping, we hope to see you there!

The Germantown Festival is September 9-10, 2017

The Pink Palace Crafts Fair is October 13-15, 2017

Contact Stuart Hooser if you would like to sign up to volunteer, shooser555@aol.com or 901-485-6152.

 

Wednesday, September 20, 2017, 4:00 PM at the Agricenter Bee Yard – For MABA Members, come learn and help to winterize the club bees with Robert Hodum and others. It does not feel like winter, but it is around the corner! 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!

 

September 11, 2017 – MABA September 2017 Meeting – Robert Hodum will teach us how to properly winterize our bees and equipment! Get your writing sticks, you’ll be putting them to use! See y’all there!

 

August 26, 2017 at 0700 – Honey harvest at the MABA Agricenter Bee Yard!

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!

 

August 14, 2017 – MABA August 2017 Meeting – Mr. Ture Carlton from the Shelby County Health Department will present their mosquito control and surveillance program, and our honey bees. See y’all there!!!

 

July 10, 2017 – MABA July 2017 Meeting – Bob Russell from Red Belly Bee Farm (Myrtle, MS – just before Albany, MS on US-78) will be presenting his experience in NE MS. Don’t miss his discussion on Big Double stacks – two colonies working a single super stack. See y’all there!

 

June 12, 2017 – MABA June 2017 Meeting – Stuart Hooser will present “Varroa – The Bane of Beekeepers”. Come learn about Varroa mites and how to manage them.

 

May 9, 2017 – 5:30 PM at the Agricenter Bee Yard – Inspecting and feeding newly queened colonies

 

May 8, 2017 – MABA May 2017 Meeting

 

April 29, 2017 – 3 PM at the Agricenter Bee Yard – Inspecting and feeding new splits, and new queen introductions

 

April 12-15, 2017 – Kent Williams Bee School in Wingo, KY

 

April 13, 2017 – 4 PM at the Agricenter Bee Yard – Inspecting and feeding new splits

 

April 10, 2017 – MABA April 2017 Meeting

 

March 20, 2017, 1 PM – Agricenter Bee Yard – Splitting Colonies and Introducing Queens

 

March 13, 2017 –  MABA March 2017 Meeting

 

March 2-4, 2017 – UT TN Master Beekeeper Basic Class

 

February 25, 2017 – 2017 TBA Spring Board Meeting

 

February 13, 2017 – MABA February 2017 Meeting

 

January 28, 2017 – MABA 52nd Annual Beekeeping Short Course