Metro Beekeepers Association (MBA) is a non-profit organization of hobbyist beekeepers that meet once monthly for learning, fellowship, food and fun. Serving North Texas, west of Dallas

Moving
HELLO FORT WORTH! MBA Has A New Meeting Location
Beginning February 9, 2015 (2nd Monday) we will be moving to a new location in Fort Worth.  Our new site is the Southside Preservation Hall, a non-profit located at 1519 Lipscomb Street in Fort Worth just west of  I-35 and just south of I-30, a few blocks south of the Harris Hospital district.  See a map of new location on our Class/Meeting page.  A committee of members looked at the location and gave unanimous approval. We will remind everyone of the change of venue when we meet in January. Click the “We Bee Moving” image to view details.

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Bee Course — Spots Still Available
We have had one of the eleven classes but you can catch up easily at the class on February 9, 2015.  The course costs $95 for the first person in the family, and second person $75 (no book provided to second person).  Children under 19 attend free of charge.  The course price includes a book.  The Beekeeping course meets January through November.  The course targets beginning and intermediate level beekeepers. Please communicate with us your desire to take the course so we can order sufficient books. To register or get more information, contact Stan Key at 817-888-0470 or stan@metrobeekeepers.net.  Payment must be made before class starts, you can mail in payment (Metro Beekeepers Assoc., PO Box 11561, Fort Worth, TX 76110) or pay the night of class.   Be sure to show up 5-10 minutes early to class for registration and book distribution.

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2014 Awards Given at January 2015 Meeting
MBA recognized Tom Atwood with the Beekeeper of the Year award. Tom received a plaque and a $30 gift certificate from Stan’s Bee Loved Bee Honey Supplies.  Fran Ruegsegger and Bill Day both received the Rookie Beekeeper award. Fran and Bill each received a certificate and a $30 gift certificate from Stan’s Bee Loved Bee Honey Supplies.

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Your 2015 MBA Officers
Want to put a face to a name or role? Need to contact one of us? See the About Us page for photos and email links of all officers.

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Seasonal Beekeeping Tip
A reminder to begin feeding bees after Christmas.  Bees will need to “ramp up” their population in order to go out and efficiently collect the nectar flow when spring arrives.  Sugar water (made with cane sugar) should be fed in a thin, one to one mixture to simulate the nectar flow.

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New Page Featuring Recipes and Equipment from the MBA Members
Check out Members Tips & Recipes for things like bee fondant recipe, build an inexpensive bee vacuum and more.

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Photo Gallery – Lots of new photos added
MBA Members only can now submit photos. All photos will be reviewed and membership verified prior to posting.  View this new feature and submit your photos to be added.