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.
Introductory Beekeeping School 2020
Due to the Charlotte Mecklenburg Stay at Home Order and in the interest of social distancing, bee yards should not be open. Questions are encouraged, discussions via email/text other social media, but in person contact should not occur. Providence Baptist Church remains closed and therefore the NCSBA Written Exam has been postponed. We will re-schedule as soon as the Church re-opens. Please email email@example.com if you have questions or concerns. Further updates will occur, once the order has been lifted.
Introductory Beekeeping School 2021
Registration for Introductory Beekeeping School 2021 will open in November. Click here to learn more and to be added to the notice 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.
Have You Paid Your 2020 Membership Dues?
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.
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
Meck Bees May Meeting
Our next meeting will be Thursday, May 21st at 7:00 pm. Please login to zoom at 6:45 using the link below. George McAllister will provide a hive report and Diet will give a Floral report. We will also be showing a video by Dr. Tarpy on the potential threats to beekeeping in the U.S.
Topic: Potential Threats to Beekeeping in the U.S. by Dr. Tarpy
Time: May 21, 2020 06:45 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 841 0573 2471
Selwyn United Methodist Church is closed and therefore meetings will be held online at our normal 7 pm - 9 pm time. You will be able to connect via Zoom.com from your computer, tablet or smart phone. Zoom login information was sent out through the Bee Blast.
Past Meetings & Events
NEW PHOTOS: MCBA Photo Album
Bees & Breakfast at Tryon House Restaurant - Feb 22
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