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 & Meeting September 14, 2015
The meeting and class is held at 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.  Visitor welcome to the General Meeting that begins at 6:30 p.m.  Registration required for bee class that begins at 5:30 p.m.  See a map of location on our Class/Meeting page.

HRGet your Raffle Tickets!
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.

View rules of eligibility and application.

Bee Removal Transport Permit
MBA always promotes those doing bee removals legally, with the required state permit. The permit year is September 1 thru August 31. This means all current permits expire at the end of this month. Be sure to renew or get your permit by filling out the permit form and submitting $35 fee. The same dates applies to those who use the other state permits issued thru the Texas Apiary Inspections Service. Members listed on the MBA Bee Removal page must have current permit. If you are already a registered beekeeper in the state of Texas, use this form. For those not registered, check out this page for all information.

HRPost 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. HRNucs Available For Purchase
NUCS in our area are still available.  Eric Luebbert has a few nucs left if members were unable to order earlier in the year from Tom Atwood.  The cost is $175 and can be ordered by contacting him at

HRYour 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.

HRNew 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.