Become a Beekeeper with Mecklenburg County Beekeepers Association
Introductory Beekeeping School 2021 Registration is Now Open!
CLICK HERE for details and registration.
Join us! Become a Member of MCBA
Become a member of MCBA today for only $5! Join this amazing club and get to know other beekeepers. Click here to learn more about becoming a member.
New Video! How to Extract Honey Using the Club's Equipment
It’s that time of year - to plan to harvest your honey! During June's club meeting we showed a video produced by the club on how to extract your honey using the club’s equipment.
In order to reserve the club equipment, you must be a member of Mecklenburg County Beekeeper's Association and have paid your dues for the year 2020.
Click here to learn more about becoming a member.
Visit the Members section of the website to reserve the club's equipment.
Got a Swarm?
Occasionally honeybees are found either outdoors in a swarm (usually hanging around on a tree or bush), or else living in an inconvenient location like your attic or garage. Swarms represent free bees to us, and some of us also remove unwanted bees at low or no cost. If you need assistance in removing a swarm click here for our Swarm List.
Who We Are
The Mecklenburg County Beekeepers Association is a group of over 500 admirers of the lovely honeybee. Most of us are hobbyists, with only a few hives. A few of us have several dozen hives, and at least one of our number is a commercial honey producer with thousands of hives. We share an interest in learning more about the bees, sharing our knowledge with others and sometimes a little friendly competition. We meet on the third Thursday of each month. You do not have to be a member to attend our meetings.
Need a Beekeeper to speak at your event?
We receive many requests for speakers and we try to fill as many requests as possible. While some beekeepers are retired, most work day jobs and have other responsibilities. Due to the high number of requests and the limited number of beekeepers able to speak in public, we can't speak to every group that asks, but we do our best. Click here to fill out a Speaker Request Form.
MEETINGS & EVENTS
Save the Date!
January 28th, 2021 - 7:00 PM
"How Honeybees Use Genetics to Solve Their Problems" by Dr. Keith Delaplane Professor of Entomology
Director, UGA Honey Bee Program
University of Georgia
As time allows there will be a Q&A session following Dr. Delaplane's presentation.
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Past Meetings & Events
Save the Date - February 25, 7:00 PM
Spring Management, Swarm Management & Growing Your Apiary
Zoom meeting will feature Burton Beasley President of Gaston County Beekeepers. He is also a Master Beekeeper and has a small commercial operation.