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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:

Meetings are held the second Monday of every month at Southside Preservation Hall, 1519 Lipscomb St, Ft Worth, 76104.
Meeting time is 6:30 pm to 8:15 pm

Our Speaker:

Jerry Alcorn will be presenting to us “A Consumers Guide to Honey.” This presentation will discuss the definition of honey, what it is and isn’t, and some of the confusing mechanisms in the commercial industry. He will also review the current laws that govern the sale and packaging of honey in Texas.

Board Member Trinity Valley Beekeepers Association
Texas Master Beekeepers Program - Advanced Beekeeper
Mentor students in Scholarship Program through TVBA
Have bees in Dallas and Collin Counties.

Best known presentations:
A Beekeeper's Guide to Honey: Honey, Not Honey or Criminal
Beekeepers Top 10 Tricks, Tips and Hack - 3 Top Mistakes
Honey Bee Pests and Diseases
Splits - A Practical Guide for YOUR Apiary

We will meet in person, but if you prefer to join online, click this link: https://meet.google.com/hnb-sres-muk
To join by phone (no video), dial 414-909-4410 and enter this PIN: 349 204 701#

During the break, we will have snacks & get to know each other better, & have door prizes. If you bring a snack or side dish to share, then you get an extra ticket for the door prize. If you donate an item for a door prize, you get TWO extra tickets!
Everyone gets one ticket for attending. Pick up your tickets at the table when you enter.

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.

Your Online Shopping can help Metro Beekeepers Association (MBA).

Amazon Smile is a philanthropic arm of amazon.com. One-half percent of the purchase price of every purchase made through Amazon Smile goes to support our Youth Scholarship Program. The prices on Amazon Smile are the same price as is on amazon.com. So the next time you shop online, go to smile.amazon.com and select Metro Beekeepers Association as your choice of designated beneficiary.

Announcements:

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.