Metro Beekeepers Association (MBA) is a non-profit 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 March 9, 2015
Meeting and class is at our new location (same as our February meeting) in in Fort Worth.  Meeting 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, a few blocks south of the Harris Hospital district.  See a map of new location on our Class/Meeting page.

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Email to Membership on Feb. 24, 2015
TOPICS in Email:  Ordering Nucs – Feeding in Cold Weather – Seeking MBA Officer/Secretary
Dear Bee Friends,

2015shirtNew MBA Tee Shirts
Order one of our new t-shirts. Comes in short sleeve for $12 and long sleeve for $15 (additional charge for 2X and larger). See order form for all details.  Submit ORDER FORM for 2015 MBA T-shirts at the next meeting. If you have ordering questions, email Christina Simmons.

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Bee Course — Spots Still Available
We have had two of the eleven classes but you can catch up easily at the class on March 9, 2015.  The course costs $95 for the first person in the family, and second person $75 (no book provided to second person). The course price includes a book.   Children under 19 attend free of charge (book fee charged).  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.

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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.  Janel Gammill received the Distinguished Service award. Fran Ruegsegger and Bill Day both received the Rookie Beekeeper award. Janel, 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.