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 June Meeting
Topic: Honey Extraction Demo featuring George McAllister
Time: June 25, 2020 06:45 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 896 7993 3218
When we are able to meet in person again, our monthly meetings will be be held at Providence Baptist Church at 4921 Randolph Rd. and we will meet on the 4th Thursday of each month. Until then, we will continue to meet via Zoom. Connect via Zoom.com from your computer, tablet or smart phone. Zoom login information was sent out through the Bee Blast.
Please note: The Summer Solstice party has been canceled.
Past Meetings & Events
NEW PHOTOS: MCBA Photo Album
Bees & Breakfast at Tryon House Restaurant - Feb 22
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