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.

Mark your calendars and save the date: MABA’s annual potluck dinner and member honey show will be held on Sunday, September 15, 4-8 p.m., at the Galloway School, 215 Chastain Park Ave NW, Atlanta, GA 30342. Schedule of events:

  • Honey Show Entry Check-In: 4 – 5 p.m. (no late entries accepted!)
    • B.Y.O.B. Cocktail Hour: 5 – 6 p.m.
    • Food Lines Open for Dinner: 6 p.m.
    • Live Auction, Beekeeper of The Year, & Honey Show Winners: 7 p.m.

NOTE: Construction at the school will reduce parking available. Please consider ride sharing and carpooling.

The MABA Beekeeper of the Year is someone who has not only demonstrated and promoted good beekeeping, but who also has served the Metro Atlanta Beekeepers Association as an outstanding volunteer. Any member is eligible except the club’s executive officers who will evaluate the submissions. Traditionally, past recipients are not awarded the honor a second time. MABA Executive Officers / Selection Committee: • President — Peter Helfrich • Vice President — Ed Morgan • Treasurer — Claressa Lucas • Secretary — Linda Tillman • Web Administrator — Shelli Godfrey Past recipients:Gina Gallucci — 2018 • Ed Hoehn — 2019 • Jimmy Gatt — 2020 • Julia Mahood —2021 • Ed Morgan — 2022 • Ray Jones — 2023 The award will be announced at the September Picnic and Honey Show. Please tell us who you are nominating and, in detail, why you believe this person should receive this award. Your nominee will be judged on what you write, so it’s important to be as thorough as possible. Nominate The deadline for submissions is September 1.

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At MABA’s Monday, August 12th meeting, our featured speaker will be Deb DeWitt, who will be speaking about her experiences with saving feral honey bee colonies from trees being removed around the Atlanta area. Deb fell in love with bees in 2018. A Master Beekeeper, she keeps bees at her home in downtown Atlanta, as well as in Chattahoochee Hills, Mt. Arabia, and Brevard NC, and manages the Tara Beekeepers’ teaching apiary in Decatur, where she also teaches a bekeeping class to high school students. Deb is Vice President of Tara Beekeepers, and a previous MABA board member.

Beginning at 6:30 p.m., the meeting’s mentoring session will be led by MABA Treasurer Claressa Lucas who will be talking about hive pests including varroa, small hive beetles and wax moths. 

MABA meets in Heritage Hall, inside Peachtree Road United Methodist Church, 3180 Peachtree Rd., Atlanta, GA in Buckhead. Our meetings are open to all who are interested in learning more about bees and beekeeping. 

 

MABA Calendar

Aug
12
Mon
Monthly Meeting – Deb DeWitt – Relocating Bee Tree Colonies (6:30 mentoring)
Aug 12 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Mentoring Topic: Pests
Speaker:  Deb DeWitt – Relocating Bee Tree Colonies

Meetings are currently being held IN PERSON and virtually with Zoom until we make an announcement otherwise.

Meetings are held at Peachtree Road United Methodist Church in Heritage Hall on the 2nd Monday of each month.

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

Sep
14
Sat
Hive Inspection with Ed Hoehn (Painted Horse Winery)
Sep 14 @ 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

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Sep
15
Sun
MABA Picnic/Honey Show (Galloway School) – Tentative
Sep 15 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Meetings are currently being held IN PERSON and virtually with Zoom until we make an announcement otherwise.

Meetings are held at Peachtree Road United Methodist Church in Heritage Hall on the 2nd Monday of each month.

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

Oct
14
Mon
Monthly Meeting – Janelle Dunlap – Beekeeper in Residence, GA Tech Urban Honey Bee Institute (6:30 mentoring)
Oct 14 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Mentoring Topic: Winter Preparations
Speaker:  Janelle Dunlap – Beekeeper in Residence, GA Tech Urban Honey Bee Institute

Meetings are currently being held IN PERSON and virtually with Zoom until we make an announcement otherwise.

Meetings are held at Peachtree Road United Methodist Church in Heritage Hall on the 2nd Monday of each month.

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

Nov
11
Mon
Monthly Meeting – Keith Delaplane (6:30 mentoring)
Nov 11 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Mentoring Topic: Beekeeping Q&A with 3-Person Panel: Peter Helfrich, Charles Scott, Linda Tillman
Speaker:  Keith Delaplane

Meetings are currently being held IN PERSON and virtually with Zoom until we make an announcement otherwise.

Meetings are held at Peachtree Road United Methodist Church in Heritage Hall on the 2nd Monday of each month.

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

Dec
10
Tue
MABA Holiday Celebration (Manuel’s Tavern) – Tentative
Dec 10 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Meetings are currently being held IN PERSON and virtually with Zoom until we make an announcement otherwise.

Meetings are held at Peachtree Road United Methodist Church in Heritage Hall on the 2nd Monday of each month.

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

Join us!

Our meetings are held at Peachtree Road United Methodist Church in Heritage Hall on the 2nd Monday of each month, except September and December when we hold our annual fall honey show/pot luck and holiday party respectively.  Meetings begin with a mentoring session at 6:30 p.m., followed by a featured speaker at 7 p.m. Topics range from the latest findings in  honey bee research to hive management, honey, beeswax, and other hive products. On arrival, check-in at the welcome table to be entered into our monthly door prize drawing. Enjoy snacks and fellowship in the back of the room. Membership is not required. Everyone interested in honey bees is welcome!

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Peachtree Road United Methodist Church: Heritage Hall
3180 Peachtree Road NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30305

Beekeeping is Sweet!