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 – November 10
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.  There will not be a raffle at the November meeting.

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2015 MBA Hill/Stokes Memorial Youth Scholarship Program
Application submission deadline is November 22, 2014
Enhancing youth education and participation in beekeeping is vital to the survival of this important industry in the USA. Check out youth scholarship details and application.

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2015 MBA Leader Elections
Elections will take place in the November meeting.  Below is a slate of officers provided for your consideration.  Anyone who wishes to run for one of these offices, please contact Stan Key or Roger Evartt.

Proposed leaders for 2015
President — Roger Evartt
Vice-President — Keegan Olson
Treasurer — Maggi Arendsee
Secretary — Amy Crow
Web Master — Janel Gammill
Program Director — Stan Key

We also hope to have adjustments to the bylaws in order to elect two roles that have existed informally for some time.  These are:
Membership Coordinator — Scott and Christina Simmons
Youth Coordinator — Scott Crow

We all serve at your pleasure, so if you want to see these or other leaders elected we must hear your voice and receive your vote in November.

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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.

MBA will require all names on the Bee Removal Service page on this website to have the required Bee Removal Transport Permit. Please email janel@metrobeekeepers.net your permit number no later than January 1, 2015 to avoid being removed from the page.

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Upcoming Events You May Be Interested in Attending

  • Texas Beekeepers Association Annual Convention Nov. 6 – 9 in Houston.  Please view their website for details.
  • Texas Pollinator POWWOW 2014 Nov. 15 in Mansfield. Please view their website for details.

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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 expensive bee vacuum and more.

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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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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.