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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.
Click here to learn more about becoming a member.
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
Wednesday, March 24 - 7 PM
We are having panel discussion on the pro's and con's of managing bees in single deep hives verses double deep hives. Our guest speakers will be Jeff Hinson of Stanley County and Daniel Smith of Cleveland County. Jeff manages his bees in single deep hives and is very knowledgeable on this form of beekeeping. Daniel has managed bees in both singles and double deeps and can relay his experience on both. Also Nancy Ruppert one of the Apiary Inspectors for the NC Agriculture Dept. will be commenting on her observations about both types of beekeeping.
Access information will be sent out Wednesday morning.
We will have the usual floral report by Dietland and George McAllister will give us a report on his hives weight.
A link will be sent out through the Bee Blast.