Metro Beekeepers Association

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.  

Meetings are held the 2nd Monday of each month. Guests are welcome. MBA is focused on the education and benefits of its members. 

                             HR

 Our next monthly meeting will be Monday August 14 2017 in the Southside Preservation Hall (1519 Lipscomb Ave Fort Worth, Texas). Meeting starts at 630p and ends at 830p. Details coming soon!!

Guests are welcome to attend. Members are asked to occasionally bring a snack or drink to share during break. You can browse the bee-related vendors during the break. Earn One raffle ticket when you bring a food/snack/drink item to share during the meeting break. Earn Five raffle tickets if you donate a raffle item. You can also purchase raffle tickets One ticket for $1 or Six ticket for $5. Raffle ticket sales help support the youth scholarship program. Some restrictions apply to the donated raffle item. Hope to see you there!!

                                        HR                            

                                Recap from our July meeting

Shandra Crawford (Night Time Beekeeping): Shandra showed us the equipment she uses to inspect her hives and night & her process to avoid this Texas heat.

Nottingham Bees Christina & Scott Simmons (Products of the Hive): Christina & Scott’s presentation was full of great information on the how to’s of the extras you can get from being a beekeeper & shared some of their methods:

Products from the hive:
Honey
Wax
Pollen
Propolis
Venom
Royal Jelly

Business:
Hive Products
Pollination Contracts
Bee Removals
Bee Sales (packages, nucs, queens)
Beekeeping Equip
Apiary Tours
Education (lectures, books, websites, blogs)
Hive Management
Bee Related Decor/ Clothing/ etc…

Links shared by Christina:
Ingredients- Oils, flavors, fragrances, containers, etc
bulkapothecary.com
thesage.com
brambleberry.com
papermart.com
www.sks-bottle.com
amazon.com

Fragrance calculators
http://www.thesage.com/calcs/FragCalc.html
https://www.brambleberry.com/Pages/Fragrance-Calculator.aspx

Soap Calculator
http://soapcalc.net/calc/soapcalcwp.asp

Candlewick (Cotton Square-Braided Wicks) Sizing and Burn Times
http://www.busybeecandlesupply.ca/supplies.html

                        A big Thanks for the great presentations & information!!
& if you can check out Christina & Scott’s booth in the back at the meeting! Or shop online www.nottinghambees.com

HR

****Members that have recently paid their 2017 membership through the paypal link, please make sure that you have completed the 2017 Membership form & sent it in (by email or mail) and that the membership form was completed with your personal info (optional- business info can be added)***

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In need of Bee equipment??? Contact Stan Key for all your needs. He carries everything from hive bodies, frames, foundation, covers, bottoms, tools, gloves, jackets, full suits, and supplements at great prices. He can get almost all equipment you see in the catalogs at the same or cheaper rates.

Stan’s Bee Loved Honey and Equipment Company
817-888-0470
stankey.texas@gmail.com
Equipment sales, bees, consulting, removals, and honey

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CLASS IS FULL. NO AVAILABLE OPENINGS as of 1/9/17.

2017 Bee Course– Metro Beekeepers Association 2017 will be the sixth year for MBA to offer a bee course through our bee association. Below is a summary of the information about the course.  An all new course, 11 classes in 11 months starts in January. First class is January 9 starting at 5:30p. HR

JC’s Honey Bees 2017 Nuc Orders Starting Jan 9 2017 (At the general first meeting of the year) Will begin accepting deposits for their nucleus honey bee colonies. JC’s Honey Bees is the provider of nucs for the Metro Beekeepers Association. See Jason Smith at the meeting or contact him at JC’s Honey Bees http://jcshoneybees.com/
HR Get 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. HR 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.