Do you want a better honey crop? Do you want more colonies without buying bees? Do you want to increase your beekeeping confidence? Do you want to offset beekeeping expenses with beekeeping income? Intermediate Bee School will cover topics that will boost the productivity of your apiary. Learn to recognize bee behavior and learn techniques for dealing with common beekeeping situations.
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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.
Join us! Become a Member of MCBA
We are collecting dues for 2022! 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! Officers for 2022
President - Tommy Helms
Vice President - Kevin Falls
Membership Secretary- Jeff Dieker
Treasurer - Don Roberts
Chaplin - Larry Edwards
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.
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
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 2022.
Click here to learn more about becoming a member.
Visit the Members section of the website to reserve the club's equipment.
MEETINGS & EVENTS
Next Meeting: August 18, 7 pm
Join us for our next meeting - Thursday, August 18 at 7 pm. Are your bees ready for winter? Do they have enough food? Have you treated for mites?
Brian Fisher will be giving a presentation on what you need to know to get them ready to survive the winter.
MCBA Meetings are held in person at Durham Memorial Baptist Church, 1601 Toddville Rd. (at the corner of Freedom Dr. and Toddville Rd.)
Join us for Bees for Breakfast on Saturday August 13 at 8 am at the Tryon House Restaurant 215 E. Exmore St.
Be the first to see our new map of the Charlotte/Mecklenburg area with all the club members located on it.