Upcoming Events

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!

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

Everyone, this is a special Fall Beekeeping Conference at the Agricenter. We have excellent speakers that will be discussing their successes (and failures), for practical use in our apiaries. This is an all-day meeting, with many sessions, the agenda is forthcoming with the specific topics to be covered. This meeting will be helpful whether you are a seasoned beekeeper or don’t have a hive yet. Cost is $10, and includes a BBQ lunch.

Please print out the registration form, fill it out, and bring it with you to the November 18, 2017 Beekeeping Symposium at the Agricenter in Memphis, TN.

The scheduled speakers are:

1) Kent Williams – EAS Certified Master Beekeeper, has been keeping bees for about 28 years. He manages 800 or so colonies in western Kentucky.

2) Jon Zawislak, University of Arkansas Extension apiculture specialist

3) Dr. Jeffrey Harris, Mississippi State Assistant Extension/Research Professor

See y’all there!

 

December 11, 2017 – MABA December 2017 Meeting – Speaker and Subject – Coming soon!

 

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

 

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

Previous Events

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

February 13, 2017 – MABA February 2017 Meeting

February 25, 2017 – 2017 TBA Spring Board Meeting

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

March 13, 2017 –  MABA March 2017 Meeting

 

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

 

April 10, 2017 – MABA April 2017 Meeting

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

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

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

May 8, 2017 – MABA May 2017 Meeting

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

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.

 

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!

 

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!!!

 

 

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!

 

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!

 

 

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!

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.

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

 

 

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.