Monthly Meeting- Jennifer Berry
Jul 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Informal mentoring time from 6:30-7:00

Monthly Meeting- Rachael Bonoan, PhD
Aug 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Informal mentoring time from 6:30-7:00

Junior Beekeeper Program – Buckhead
Sep 7 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Sign up at: https://www.memberplanet.com/s/mababc/juniorbeekeepersregistration2019

Metro Atlanta Beekeepers Association’s Junior Beekeeper programs are unique opportunities for children ages 6* – 13 to experience hands-on learning about our most powerful pollinators.
Children will learn all about honey bees and beekeeping using a variety of methods before suiting up in protective gear and visiting a beehive with an experienced beekeeper! The day ends after extracting honey from a hive and participants are sent home with a personalized certificate, small bottle of honey, and other bee related goodies.

All programs are held on Saturdays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Cost: $35 per child.

*Children under the age of 9 must have a parent or guardian present at all times. Parents/guardians of older children are welcome to stay if they’d like.

The facilities will have a kitchen and restroom facilities, but children should bring their lunch, and plenty to drink. (We will have extra water.)

All attendees must bring a standard Release/Waiver form signed by a parent or guardian.

All activities will be supervised by Metro Atlanta Beekeepers Association members, and protective clothing (bee suits, gloves and veils) will be provided.

Picnic, Honey Show and Auction
Sep 15 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Monthly Meeting- Workshops
Oct 15 all-day

Informal mentoring time from 6:30-7:00

Monthly Meeting
Nov 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
2020 MABA Short Course
Jan 25 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

An Introduction to Honey Bees and Beekeeping

Come to the MABA Short Course to learn the fundamentals of beekeeping from our panel of experts. We welcome anyone who is interested in learning about honey bees, even if a hive is not in your immediate future.

Setting up new hives must be done in the spring, generally from March to May. This course is offered in January to give potential beekeepers time to order bees and equipment and prepare a site for hives. Since the course takes place in January, our classroom course will not involve live bees. During the spring and summer months, hands-on experience with live bees will be available to all Short Course students through the MABA Hive Inspection program. In the MABA Hive Inspections, small groups go through a beehive with an experienced beekeeper in one of several MABA hive locations in the Atlanta area.

Where: Peachtree Road United Methodist Church, 3180 Peachtree Rd, Atlanta, GA 30305 
When : Saturday, January 25, 2020 
Registration and Continental Breakfast begins at 8:40. Course ends at 4:30 PM
Fee for the one day course is $105 per person

What’s Included

  • Current information on beekeeping and how to get started
  • First class presentations by educators in entomology and botany as well as experienced urban beekeepers
  • One year membership to MABA
  • Continental Breakfast
  • Lunch and beverages

Each participant will receive:

  • Keith S. Delaplane’s book First Lessons In Beekeeping
  • Beekeeping Supplier Catalogs
  • List of sources to obtain bees

There will also be a beekeeping vendor onsite.

Can children enroll?
We don’t have a firm age limit. This is an all day classroom course for people who want to learn how to keep bees. It is up to you to determine if your child would be comfortable in this format.
Are there discounts for families/seniors/etc?
We are not able to offer discounts.
What’s the cancellation policy?
If you need to cancel before December 15 you may have a refund minus our processing fees. If it’s after December 15 we can only issue a refund (minus our processing fees) in case of emergencies.

Email Julia Mahood with any other questions at MABAShortCourse@gmail.com

Monthly Meeting- Mike Connor
Mar 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Informal mentoring time from 6:30-7:00

Monthly Meeting- Jennifer Tsuruda
Apr 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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