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
Next MBA Monthly Meeting and Class - September 8
Meeting begins at 6:30 pm, those that signed up for the Beekeeping 103, class begins at 5:30 pm, see Class & Meetings page for details and location. Guest and visitors welcome to the meeting. Members remember to bring snack or drink to share during break for extra raffle ticket. Also, buy your raffle tickets to help support the Youth Scholarship program.
Swarm/Bee Removals — What’s Needed to Legally Remove and Transport Bee Removals in Texas
Texas Apiary Inspection Service (TAIS) is charged with regulating the honey bee industry in the State of Texas. You must be a TAIS registered beekeeper to be exempt from structural pest control laws (this allows you to do removals). The required permit to transport bees from swarm/hive removals is valid one year, the year is September 1 – August 31. See details and links to the forms that are needed to fill out and mail to TAIS.
New Page Featuring Recipes and Equipment from the MBA Members
Check out Members Tips & Recipes for things like bee fondant recipe, build an expensive bee vacuum and more.
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.
Pollen Color Chart
Check out this color chart that you can get an idea of what the pollen source is by it’s color. Thank you member Johnny Banks for sharing this helpful chart! View Pollen Color Chart.