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.
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 Certified Beekeeper
We host Bee School every year, usually beginning in January. In Bee School you will learn everything you need to start keeping your own bees. We think you too will fall in love with these wonderful creatures. Click here to learn more.
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.
*** NEWS ***
Next Meeting : September 18th
Don Rierson will present "Reading Frames: A Beekeeper can accurately assess their colony with minimal intrusion"
7:00 PM at Mouzon United Methodist Church
Location? See Meetings & Events
September/October Newsletter PUBLISHED! READ IT
BREAKING NEWS: Honeybees & Hornets NOW FRIENDS!!
Latest Issue of NC State Apiculture Program's newsletter
With the help of the Hive Weight Project, George reports
that the HONEY FLOW FOR 2014 IS OVER. For all the details, check out the Honey Flow Project page.
Sam wins our uncapping competition with one arm strapped...