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Welcome to Metro Beekeepers

The missions of Metro Beekeepers Association (“MBA”)

Share the importance of bees to plants and the environment • Share good methods of beekeeping and honey production • Promote beekeeping • Attract and train future beekeepers

Membership is open to the public and consists primarily of amateur beekeepers. General Member meetings are held in-person on the 2nd Mondays of each month at 6:30 pm. Details are below and on our Facebook and Events pages.

Our next meeting:

Monday, 10 January, 6:30p to 8:15p
Southside Preservation Hall, 1519 Lipscomb St, Ft Worth, 76104.  (see maps below)

Gretchen & Russ Killingsworth will summarize their approach & experiences in 10 years of backyard beekeeping, including how to get started, hive locations, laws, neighbors, equipment, getting bees, doing inspections, harvesting, costs, & income. They have been MBA board members for 2 years, & Gretchen teaches the MBA beekeeping class.

We really will meet in person, but if you prefer online, click this link (which we hope works):
To join by phone (no video), dial +1 260-333-9597 and enter this PIN: 979 087 888#


If you have suggestions for how we can better promote good beekeeping & better serve our Members & communities, please let us know.

Thank you for supporting beekeeping!

MBA Board of Directors
Russ, Richard, Charles, Mark, Brent, Katrina, Robert and Gary

Become a MBA Member/Renew your Membership/Class Enrollment

Whether your becoming a new member, or just renewing your membership, we have some sweet options.


Bee Removal Permit - please make sure to submit your Bee Removal Permits if you have not done so for this year.  If we do not have your permit copy please send one to us or bring a copy to the meeting so that  our website and files can be current.

** Consider joining the Beginner Beekeeping class for 2022.

The 11 class program is January-November on the 2nd Monday of each month, from 5:30p to 6:20p at Southside Preservation Hall, 1519 Lipscomb St, Ft Worth, 76104.
Class is $125 plus $20 to join MBA. A text book is included.

Learn about hive types, equipment, protective clothing, obtaining & installing bees, inspecting, diagnosing & solving problems, harvesting & sales, benefits of bees & beekeeping, & AG exemptions. There will also be field trip opportunities.
Join the class by showing up, or using the links above to pay online, or mail payment to Metro Beekeepers, PO Box 79105, Fort Worth, TX, 76179-0105

If you have questions, contact us at this link.