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The Mecklenburg County Beekeepers Association
We are a group of over 300 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.
2017 NC & SC Joint Spring Meeting
Dates: March 3-4, 2017
Location: Baxter Hood Center in Rock Hill, SC
Early Registration Cost: Individual-$40; Family-$50
More Info: http://scstatebeekeepers.com/events-and-calendar/2017-nc-sc-joint-spring-meeting/
Mel Disselkoen presents his OTS Queen Rearing Techniques
April 22, 2017 @ Mouzon Methodist Church (3100 Selwyn Ave, 28209)
10am to 12noon Classroom Presentation with Q&A
1pm to 3pm Field Demonstration & Discussion
Fee $20 MCBA members, $35 non-members
***** Online registration to open March 1st *****
Mel Disselkoen's On The Spot (OTS) Queen Rearing Technique is a very approachable and reliable way for both beginners and advanced beekeepers to produce their own queens. Be sure to attend this one!!! Check out Mel's website www.mdasplitter.com to learn more about his OTS method and his book!
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.
Become a member
Becoming a member is easy and you'll get all kinds of benefits. Click here to learn more about becoming a member.
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March 16th, 7:00pm
Mouzon United Methodist Church
3100 Selwyn Ave
Club Members "Bee Yard Tasks"
(Diana Smith, Johnny Preston,Tommy Helms & Wayne Hanson)
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