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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Swarms
Please don’t kill the honeybees with chemicals to get rid of swarms. Bees that are swarming are usually not aggressive. See the Swarm Removal page for a list of beekeepers that can remove swarms safely without killing all the honeybees.

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May 12, 2014 – Beekeeping Course and Monthly Meeting
Class begins at 5:30 p.m.
Meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. Guest and Visitors Welcome to the meeting!

Class and Meeting held at Cana Baptist Church, 2309 E. Renfro Street, Burleson, TX 76028. See meeting calendar that includes map .

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Plead for Change Through Congress
Read the Roll Call article from April 7, 2014 “Why Congress Should Care About the Beepocalypse”

“This year, food security is set to suffer another big setback, and the culprit could not be cuter: honeybees. Last winter, America’s beekeeping industry lost nearly half of all its bee colonies. And the numbers keep falling….” (keep reading)

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NEW! 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.

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Photo Gallery
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.

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Beekeeping 103 Course from January – November 2014
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 stankey.texas@gmail.com.