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.

 

Metro Beekeepers February Meeting is February 13 2017 starting at 630p in the Southside Preservation Hall located at 1519 Lipscomb St Fort Worth Tx 76104. Guest and visitors are welcome. Members are asked to occasionally bring a snack or drink to share during break. You can browse the bee-related vendors during the break. Earn One raffle ticket when you bring a food/snack/drink item to share during the meeting break. Earn Five raffle tickets if you donate a raffle item. You can also purchase raffle tickets One ticket for $1 or Six ticket for $5. Raffle ticket sales help support the youth scholarship program. Some restrictions apply to the donated raffle item. Hope to see you there!!

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In case you missed the January meeting…. Here are some highlights

9 Youth Scholarship families were recognized & started receiving their equipment last night. The MBA bee course is full for 2017 now. Keegan Olson & Stan Key presented the following awards: Congrats to you guys!!

  • Distinguished Service Award to Lucy Canez
  • Rookie of the Year to Sam Crow

Keegan’s presentation was over Beekeeping basics which included necessary tools needed to manage your hive (hive tool, smoker, bee suit, & a bee brush), the different parts of the hive (deep, super, frames, foundation), and how to care for your bees.

*** Don’t forget to order your bees now if you don’t have any yet. Don’t wait until Spring… Order now*** 

  • Nucs- Contact Jason Smith 817-597-5922
  • Full Hive- Contact Stan Key

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Metro Beekeepers January Meeting is January 9 2017 starting at 630p in the Southside Preservation Hall located at 1519 Lipscomb St Fort Worth Tx 76104. Guest and visitors are welcome.  Members are asked to occasionally bring a snack or drink to share during break.  You can browse the bee-related vendors during the break. Earn One raffle ticket when you bring a food/snack/drink item to share during the meeting break. Earn Five raffle tickets if you donate a raffle item. You can also purchase raffle tickets One ticket for $1 or Six tickets for $5. Raffle ticket sales help support the youth scholarship program. Some restrictions apply to the donated raffle item.

Meeting highlights Keegan will be discussing major issues, particularly for beginners with a dynamic power point. We will be introducing the new scholarship students & their families. In addition, we will recognize with awards outstanding Beekeepers from MBA that performed at high level in 2016

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CLASS IS FULL. NO AVAILABLE OPENINGS as of 1/9/17.

2017 Bee Course– Metro Beekeepers Association 2017 will be the sixth year for MBA to offer a bee course through our bee association. Below is a summary of the information about the course.  An all new course, 11 classes in 11 months starts in January. First class is January 9 starting at 5:30p. 

1. Students in course must be members of the MBA ($20/year for you & your immediate family).
2. The focus of the course is education about bee keeping.
3. Course costs are $95, paid in cash or check. This cost is per person.
4. We meet the SECOND Monday of each month (January-November) from 5:30p to 6:25p at the Southside Preservation Hall in Fort Worth (1519 Lipscomb St Forth Worth, Texas 76104).
5. Instructional focus includes: bee biology and behaviors, beekeeping equipment options, hands on opportunities to work in a bee yard, and the best practices in beekeeping. In addition, we will look at many pictures and see ways to effectively manage bees. There will be ample opportunities to ask questions and observe experienced beekeepers in action. HR
JC’s Honey Bees 2017 Nuc Orders Starting Jan 9 2017 (At the general first meeting of the year) Will begin accepting deposits for their nucleus honey bee colonies. JC’s Honey Bees is the provider of nucs for the Metro Beekeepers Association. See Jason Smith at the meeting or contact him at JC’s Honey Bees.
HR 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. HR 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. HR

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. HRPhoto 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.