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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.
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.
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.
How to Extract Honey Using the Club's Equipment
1In 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 2021.
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Visit the Members section of the website to reserve the club's equipment.
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
The Bumcombe County Beekeepers have invited Meckbees to join their June 7 meeting featuring Dr Keith DelaplaneHere is the topic for the meeting:
The way honey bees use genetics to solve their problems centers on accumulating large genetic diversity among the workers in the colony. This is in distinction to traditional bee breeding methods that tend to focus on one or two highly specific traits. Professor Delaplane will compare and contrast the two approaches and offer ideas for harmonizing them.
Mark you calenders . The link will be coming out next week.