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 2021 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.
Current members can benefit from many resources, including:
2) Borrowing honey extractors during harvest season
3) Inclusion on the Swarm List (List of Independent Beekeepers for Swarm Removals)
4) Monthly newsletters providing timely information on local, state and national beekeeping concerns
5) Monthly general membership meeting, keeping everyone up to date on the art, science, and practice of beekeeping
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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Do you have a swarm at your house that needs to be removed? Or bees in your house? Click the 2021 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.
Join us at our Upcoming Events!
October 8-9, 2021 –
The Tennessee Beekeepers Association “Bee-ing Inspired” 2021 Annual Fall Conference will be at MTSU this year! Registration is open now! CANCELED – The Tennessee Beekeepers Association “Bee-ing Inspired” 2021 Annual Fall Conference is canceled and will be held March 4-5, 2022 as originally scheduled at MTSU. Registrants should have received this information, but if not, you can contact Eric.Watson.Legends@gmail.com for refunds.
October 11, 2021 at 7 pm – MABA October 2021 Meeting – Bob Whitworth will present “Preparing Your Honey Show Competition Entries”. Be ready to learn about the Honey Competition that we host every year in November, and what it takes to makes winning entries. We follow the 2019 MABA Honey Show Rules. Be prepared for a practical, fact-filled presentation for beekeepers of all experience levels. See y’all there!
Importantly, we will be voting on new proposed MABA bylaws which have been unanimously approved by the current MABA Board of Directors. The proposed MABA Bylaw amendments and a summary of significant amendments to the current 1993 MABA bylaws are attached in your Newsletter email.
Ideally we will also be voting in new members for the Board of Directors as well.
***Important – we ARE meeting at the Agricenter this October 2021 meeting***
November 8, 2021 at 7 pm – MABA November 2021 Meeting – Speaker and subject TBD. See y’all there!
Importantly, the November MABA meeting is our yearly Honey Show and Competition! Let’s have everyone bring their best honey and hive products to be judged. That is how you win! Review the MABA Honey Show rules, prepare your products, and enter them to win your entered class, or maybe even the Premier Exhibitor! Best of luck to everyone!
December 13, 2021 at 7 pm – MABA December 2021 Meeting – Make plans for the 2021 MABA Christmas Dinner and Harvest Celebration, which will be held during the December MABA meeting time. More details forthcoming!
If that was not enough, the results and prize money for the 2021 MABA Honey Show will be presented to the lucky winners during the December Harvest Celebration. 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.
Honeybee Tennessee license plate
Don’t have your Honeybee Tennessee (Save the Honey Bee) license plate yet? Don’t worry, you can still get them here:
https://honeybeetn.org/license-plates. Don’t forget to follow them on FaceBook:
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.