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.
December 14 – Annual MBA Dinner & Social
The MBA regular monthly meeting in December celebrates the holidays by having a dinner, social and Holiday Shoppe. The main course will be provided and ask that members bring an appetizer, side dish or dessert to share. We are seeking all members that make handcrafted items to come sell their goods at the Holiday Shoppe (items do not have to be bee related).
Please take SURVEY to help us as we get an idea on attendance count. We request that you complete the survey before December 7th.
2016 Youth Scholarship — NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS!
View rules of eligibility and application. Please help spread the word of this scholarship opportunity for youth 12-18.
November 20, 2015 EXTENDED, now November 30, 2015 deadline.
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. Be sure to renew or get your permit by filling out the permit form and submitting $35 fee. Members listed on the MBA Bee Removal page must have current permit – those listed with Aug. 31, 2015 expired permits will be removed on December 1, 2015 if new permit information is not submitted. 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. Contact Janel with questions.
2016 Beekeeping Course Offered
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.