We know bees, you can too!

Metro Atlanta Beekeepers’ Association is an all volunteer, non-profit organization that supports an active beekeeping community and promotes the art and science of bees and beekeeping to the public through education, events and services.

Online Meetings (Free) – Stay at Home Beekeeping Series

Buntysmum @ Pixabay, three honey bees on blackberry blossoms

MABA is supporting the “Stay at Home Beekeeping Series: Distance Learning for Beekeeping Clubs” initiative created by the apiculture research/extension programs at various SEC Universities including Alabama Extension, Auburn University, University of Florida, University of Georgia, The University of Tennessee Knoxville, and Texas A&M University.

Watch via Zoom Webinar or on Facebook (Event links above)

Last Tuesday of the month 6:30 – 7:30 pm Central Time (7:30-8:30 Eastern)

https://auburn.zoom.us/i/904522838

Questions can be directed to Allyson Shabel by email ams0137@aces.edu.

Sign up for MABA’s Short Course NOW!

Where           Wherever your computer is!
When             Saturday, January 30, 2021
Registration begins at 9:00. Course ends at 3:30 PM
Fee                Fee for the one day virtual course is $75 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 (or your local bee club if you’re not from the Atlanta area). We will help you find your local club if you don’t know of one.
  • “Goody bag”

More details on Sign up page!

MABA Calendar

Jan
19
Tue
Monthly Meeting – (6:30 mentoring)
Jan 19 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Meetings are held at Peachtree Road United Methodist Church in Heritage Hall on the 3rd Tuesday of each month. The Annual Picnic and Honey Contest held in September may be scheduled for a different day than the regular meeting day. Please see the Calendar for more details about scheduled events.

Meetings usually include interesting speakers and discussions on a variety of topics related to beekeeping, such as hive management, honey bee problems, honey, beeswax, and other hive products.

Meetings begin at 7:00 pm and conclude by 9:00 pm.

Come early for informal mentoring time from 6:30-7:00

Virtual Monthly Meeting – Mike Connor, Plants for Bees- (6:30 mentoring)
Jan 19 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Meetings are held at Peachtree Road United Methodist Church in Heritage Hall on the 3rd Tuesday of each month. The Annual Picnic and Honey Contest held in September may be scheduled for a different day than the regular meeting day. Please see the Calendar for more details about scheduled events.

Meetings usually include interesting speakers and discussions on a variety of topics related to beekeeping, such as hive management, honey bee problems, honey, beeswax, and other hive products.

Meetings begin at 7:00 pm and conclude by 9:00 pm.

Come early for informal mentoring time from 6:30-7:00

Jan
30
Sat
2021 Virtual MABA Short Course
Jan 30 @ 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM

An Introduction to Honey Bees and Beekeeping
https://www.memberplanet.com/s/mababc/retreatregistration_44_1_1_1

Join 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. During the spring and summer months, hands-on (and virtual) 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
Via Zoom
When 
Saturday, January 30, 2021

Fee
Fee for the one day course is $75 (family members from the same household can be included)

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, or if you’re from outside the Atlanta area a membership to your local club 

Each participant will receive:
Keith S. Delaplane’s book First Lessons In Beekeeping
Beekeeping Supplier Catalogs
List of sources to obtain bees

FAQs
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 ($5.83 per registrant). If it’s after December 15 we can only issue a refund in case of emergencies.
Email Julia Mahood with any other questions at MABAShortCourse@gmail.com

Feb
16
Tue
Monthly Meeting – (6:30 mentoring)
Feb 16 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Meetings are held at Peachtree Road United Methodist Church in Heritage Hall on the 3rd Tuesday of each month. The Annual Picnic and Honey Contest held in September may be scheduled for a different day than the regular meeting day. Please see the Calendar for more details about scheduled events.

Meetings usually include interesting speakers and discussions on a variety of topics related to beekeeping, such as hive management, honey bee problems, honey, beeswax, and other hive products.

Meetings begin at 7:00 pm and conclude by 9:00 pm.

Come early for informal mentoring time from 6:30-7:00

Mar
16
Tue
Monthly Meeting – (6:30 mentoring)
Mar 16 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Meetings are held at Peachtree Road United Methodist Church in Heritage Hall on the 3rd Tuesday of each month. The Annual Picnic and Honey Contest held in September may be scheduled for a different day than the regular meeting day. Please see the Calendar for more details about scheduled events.

Meetings usually include interesting speakers and discussions on a variety of topics related to beekeeping, such as hive management, honey bee problems, honey, beeswax, and other hive products.

Meetings begin at 7:00 pm and conclude by 9:00 pm.

Come early for informal mentoring time from 6:30-7:00

Apr
20
Tue
Monthly Meeting – (6:30 mentoring)
Apr 20 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Meetings are held at Peachtree Road United Methodist Church in Heritage Hall on the 3rd Tuesday of each month. The Annual Picnic and Honey Contest held in September may be scheduled for a different day than the regular meeting day. Please see the Calendar for more details about scheduled events.

Meetings usually include interesting speakers and discussions on a variety of topics related to beekeeping, such as hive management, honey bee problems, honey, beeswax, and other hive products.

Meetings begin at 7:00 pm and conclude by 9:00 pm.

Come early for informal mentoring time from 6:30-7:00

May
18
Tue
Monthly Meeting – (6:30 mentoring)
May 18 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Meetings are held at Peachtree Road United Methodist Church in Heritage Hall on the 3rd Tuesday of each month. The Annual Picnic and Honey Contest held in September may be scheduled for a different day than the regular meeting day. Please see the Calendar for more details about scheduled events.

Meetings usually include interesting speakers and discussions on a variety of topics related to beekeeping, such as hive management, honey bee problems, honey, beeswax, and other hive products.

Meetings begin at 7:00 pm and conclude by 9:00 pm.

Come early for informal mentoring time from 6:30-7:00

Jun
15
Tue
Monthly Meeting – (6:30 mentoring)
Jun 15 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Meetings are held at Peachtree Road United Methodist Church in Heritage Hall on the 3rd Tuesday of each month. The Annual Picnic and Honey Contest held in September may be scheduled for a different day than the regular meeting day. Please see the Calendar for more details about scheduled events.

Meetings usually include interesting speakers and discussions on a variety of topics related to beekeeping, such as hive management, honey bee problems, honey, beeswax, and other hive products.

Meetings begin at 7:00 pm and conclude by 9:00 pm.

Come early for informal mentoring time from 6:30-7:00

Jul
20
Tue
Monthly Meeting – (6:30 mentoring)
Jul 20 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Meetings are held at Peachtree Road United Methodist Church in Heritage Hall on the 3rd Tuesday of each month. The Annual Picnic and Honey Contest held in September may be scheduled for a different day than the regular meeting day. Please see the Calendar for more details about scheduled events.

Meetings usually include interesting speakers and discussions on a variety of topics related to beekeeping, such as hive management, honey bee problems, honey, beeswax, and other hive products.

Meetings begin at 7:00 pm and conclude by 9:00 pm.

Come early for informal mentoring time from 6:30-7:00

Aug
17
Tue
Monthly Meeting – (6:30 mentoring)
Aug 17 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Meetings are held at Peachtree Road United Methodist Church in Heritage Hall on the 3rd Tuesday of each month. The Annual Picnic and Honey Contest held in September may be scheduled for a different day than the regular meeting day. Please see the Calendar for more details about scheduled events.

Meetings usually include interesting speakers and discussions on a variety of topics related to beekeeping, such as hive management, honey bee problems, honey, beeswax, and other hive products.

Meetings begin at 7:00 pm and conclude by 9:00 pm.

Come early for informal mentoring time from 6:30-7:00

Membership not Required

Meetings are held at Peachtree Road United Methodist Church in Heritage Hall on the 3rd Tuesday of each month. The Annual Picnic and Honey Contest held in September may be scheduled for a different day than the regular meeting day. Please see the Calendar for more details about scheduled events.

Meetings usually include interesting speakers and discussions on a variety of topics related to beekeeping, such as hive management, honey bee problems, honey, beeswax, and other hive products.

Meetings begin at 7:00 pm and conclude by 9:00 pm.

Come early for informal mentoring time from 6:30-7:00

Everyone interested in honey bees is welcome!

PRUMC Map

Peachtree Road United Methodist Church
3180 Peachtree Road NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30305

Trees for Bees - Vendors



Here’s a good list of places where the recommended trees and shrubs are available for purchase. Contact us here if you have additions to this list.

Georgia nurseries selling bee-friendly trees:

  • Nearly Native Nursery: https://www.nearlynativenursery.com – Georgia
    Jim and Debi are serious about native plants and are broadly supportive of this initiative to help plant trees for bees.

Other nurseries selling bee-friendly trees:

  • Rock Bridge Trees: https://rockbridgetrees.com/ – Tennessee
    “Trees for Bees” is the secondary logo. Dave Hughes is serious about helping the bees and knows how: plant more trees!
  • Honey Tree Nursery: https://honeytreenursery.com/ – Michigan
    Mike Connor is an arborist and a beekeeper, and is both passionate and deeply knowledgable about nectiferous plants and nectar yields.

Beekeeping is Sweet!