Metro Beekeepers Association (MBA) is an organization of hobbyist, side liner and commercial beekeepers that meet once monthly for learning, fellowship, food and fun. Serving Tarrant and surrounding counties in North Texas.


Next Class and Meeting – February 8, 2016

5:30pm start time for the bee course and 6:30pm start time for the MBA monthly meeting. All meetings in 2016 are held on the 2nd Monday of each month at the Southside Preservation Hall (1519 Lipscomb St., Fort Worth, TX 76104).

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2016 Beekeeping Course Offered – BEGINS JANUARY 11, 2016
MBA will offer an 11-class/month beekeeping course in 2016 (Jan.-Nov.) Course targeting beginning and intermediate level beekeepers.  The course will cover equipment, bee biology and behavior, successful tips, applicable research and opportunities for hands on activities. The cost is $95 which includes the text, cost is reduced for other family members attending course but only one book issued (additional book available for purchase). Class is 5:30 – 6:25 pm on the 2nd Monday of each month just prior to the monthly MBA meeting in the room adjacent at the Southside Preservation Hall, Fort Worth, Texas. For information or to secure spot in class, email Stan Key, the lead class instructor.

To sign up for the course and join Metro Beekeepers Association, you can pay in person on course day or mail in your 2016 Membership form and payment. You must join Metro Beekeepers Association to attend the course. Total cost for one person is $115 ($20 annual membership fee, $95 course fee). The $20 membership fee covers entire family from January-December. If you have additional family members also attending course, please contact Stan for exact cost.  If you select to mail in the membership form and payment, send to:

Metro Beekeepers Association
P.O. Box 11561
Fort Worth, Texas 76110

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Get your Raffle Tickets! (no raffle in December but loads of door prizes)
MBA now offers two ways to earn raffle tickets.  As always, earn one raffle ticket when you bring a food/snack/drink item to share during the meeting break. NEW…earn 5 raffle tickets if you donate a raffle item!  Raffle ticket sells help support the youth scholarship program. Some restrictions apply to the donated raffle item.

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Post Your Photos!
Post photos on the Photo Gallery Page or on the MBA Facebook Group page and they just might be highlighted during the slideshows at our monthly general meetings.  If you haven’t “joined” our MBA Facebook Group, do it today, it’s a great way to ask questions to fellow beekeepers and more. HR

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.

HRPhoto 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.