Metro Beekeepers Association

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.  

Meetings are held the 2nd Monday of each month. Guests are welcome. MBA is focused on the education and benefits of its members. 

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Metro Beekeepers April Meeting is Monday, May 8 2017 starting at 630p in the Southside Preservation Hall located at 1519 Lipscomb St Fort Worth Tx 76104.

****Members that have recently paid their 2017 membership through the paypal link, please make sure that you have completed the 2017 Membership form & sent it in (by email or mail) and that the membership form was completed with your personal info (optional- business info can be added)***

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 you will BEE there!!

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In need of Bee equipment??? Contact Stan Key for all your needs. He carries everything from hive bodies, frames, foundation, covers, bottoms, tools, gloves, jackets, full suits, and supplements at great prices. He can get almost all equipment you see in the catalogs at the same or cheaper rates.

Stan’s Bee Loved Honey and Equipment Company
817-888-0470
stankey.texas@gmail.com
Equipment sales, bees, consulting, removals, and honey

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The Texas Beekeepers Association 2017 Summer Clinic will be Saturday June 10, 2017 from 9a-5p at the University of Texas, Arlington campus located at 300 W First Street, Arlington Texas 76019 in the E H Hereford University Center.

Keynote speaker: Randy Oliver http://scientificbeekeeping.com/

Over 40 classes to choose from for New Beekeepers, Products of the Hive, & Advanced Topics.
Register online at http://texasbeekeepers.org/summer-clinic-2017/
$50 per adult TBA member / $60 for adult Non TBA member, $25 for Child
or contact Shirley Doggett at 512-924-5051

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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. 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 http://jcshoneybees.com/
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.