Metro Beekeepers Association (MBA) is a non-profit organization of hobbyist beekeepers that meet once monthly for learning, fellowship, food and fun. Serving North Texas, west of Dallas
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March 10, 2014 – Beekeeping Course and Monthly Meeting
Class begins at 5:30 p.m.
Meeting begins at 6:30 p.m.
At Cana Baptist Church, 2309 E. Renfro Street, Burleson, TX 76028. See meeting calendar.
Meeting speakers: Swarms and catch boxes — Rev. Kent (approx. 10-20 minutes), Texas Bee plants — Dan Weaver, Master Gardner (approx. 45 minutes) and Linda Rench will give the Treasurer Report.
Beekeeping 103 Course
If you missed the January and February class, contact Stan Key to see about availability on starting the class in March.
Beekeeping 103 Course is designed for the beginning and intermediate level beekeeper. The course will include classroom learning, hands on experience, and many opportunities for questions and answers. To join the class, you must be a member of Metro Beekeeper Association. Meeting times are 5:30 – 6:25 pm on the Second Monday of each month. The course includes a $20 text, and a total cost of $75 is due prior to the class. There will be 11 meetings, January – November, 2014. The Lead Instructor is Stan Key, a local beekeeper with over 30 years experience with bees. Contact Stan Key for course sign-up and information 817-888-0470 or email@example.com.
February Beekeeping Tip
We are having a much colder winter than we have had in the past four years. Bees should be checked on warmer days to make sure that they have sufficient stores. Feeding of fondant or sugar water, pollen substitute, and Optima is often critical this time of the year as the bees “ramp up” their population for Spring.
2014 Membership Dues
A reminder that dues for 2014 should be paid, if you forgot, please pay at the March 10th meeting. Fees are a reasonable $20 for the year for you and your immediate family. Thanks to all those that have already paid their dues. No dues will be collected in the December meeting.