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.
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 2020 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!
January 11, 2021 at 7 pm – MABA January 2021 Meeting – Stuart Hooser will present “How To Care For Your Bees In Winter…So That You Have Bees in the Spring and Make Honey!” This will be the first MABA monthly meeting to be conducted remotely! All current MABA members will receive an email invitation to attend the January MABA meeting through Google Meet. ***Important – we are NOT meeting at the Agricenter***
We will also discuss the upcoming MABA 56th Annual Beekeeping Course, to be held remotely February 6, 2021 from 7:45 AM to 3 PM through Google Meet. We can’t wait to see you!
February 6th, 2021 – MABA 56th Annual Beekeeping Short Course – LEARN HOW TO RAISE HONEYBEES FROM HOME!
We welcome everyone to attend an educational seminar on beekeeping Saturday, February 6th. Various aspects of beginning beekeeping will be studied, including bee-hive equipment, hive management, bee-disease control, sources of nectar and pollen, how to install packaged bees, and other beekeeping topics.
As it is now becoming the norm, and required by local health officials, this will be the first MABA short course to be conducted remotely by experienced Memphis area beekeepers who are members of local and state beekeeping associations. Collectively these presenters have many years of beekeeping experience and will provide a first-class opportunity for you to get started in beekeeping.
New members without any prior beekeeping experience attending the course will have a chance to win a beginners beekeeping kit, including a complete bee hive, bees, bee veil, smoker, bee gloves, etc. Two hive kits will be awarded. You could be a winner! Winners will be announced at the end of the Short Course.
All current members of the Memphis Area Beekeepers will receive an email invitation to attend the Short Course in Google Meet. If you are not a current member, we recommend interested individuals go to the Memphis Area Beekeepers Association website (www.memphisbeekeepers.com) to fill out the NEW online New member or renewal member registration. It is as simple as creating an account and paying the $15 yearly dues—this gets you into the 2021 Short Course!
Alternatively, a physical registration form is available on the Memphis Area Beekeepers Association website (www.memphisbeekeepers.com). Fill it out and send it in ASAP—we will need to have received it before the Short Course. Checks should be made out to Memphis Area Beekeepers Association and mailed to P.O. Box 38028, Germantown, TN 38183.
If you have further questions, please contact Memphis Area Beekeepers Association President, Mr. Charles Force at (901) 831-1207; or, go to the Memphis Area Beekeepers’ Association website: www.memphisbeekeepers.com
February 8, 2021 at 7 pm – MABA February 2021 Meeting – Bob Russell from Red Belly Bee Farm (https://www.facebook.com/redbellybees/ and http://www.beeempire.com/products.html) (Myrtle, MS – just before Albany, MS on US-78) will be presenting remotely through Google Meet, however the subject is TBD for now!
We will be meeting again through Google Meet. Current MABA members, the email invitation will be sent a few days before to your email Inboxes (and possibly Junk mail boxes, it happens).
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
There’s a chance to get a TN Honeybee ? license plate. They need 1,000 Preorders.
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.