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.

Got a honey bee swarm? 

Our beekeeper volunteers can give unwanted honey bee swarms a proper home. Call MABA Swarm Commander Dave Marshall at 812-369-0401 A.S.A.P before the swarm flies off to its new home.  Before you call, please have the following information:

  • How long has the swarm been at this location?
  • What is the exact address of the property where the swarm is located?
  • How high off the ground is the swarm?
  • Is the swarm in a structure or on a tree, bush, fence etc.?
  • What size is it? Softball? Cantaloupe? Football? Basketball?
  • Is there a phone number where you can be reached?
  • Can you take a photo of the swarm?

If you are not viewing this from a smartphone, call 812-369-0401.

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At MABA’s Monday, June 10th meeting, our featured speaker will be Dr. Isaac Weinberg. Dr. Weinberg  received his PhD from Tufts University in May of 2023 where he studied the behavioral ecology of honey bees. He now works for Dalan Animal Health, a company which has developed the first licensed vaccine for honey bees. The vaccine protects colonies against American Foulbrood and is certified for use in organic beekeeping. During his talk, Isaac will provide an overview of Dalan’s vaccine technology.

MABA board member Peter Helfrich will lead the mentoring session beginning at 6:30 p.m. His topic will be “Summer Management,” including dearth, robbing, bearding, watering, etc.

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

Jul
8
Mon
Monthly Meeting – Linda Tillman/Gail Dean – Honey Show Preparations (6:30 mentoring)
Jul 8 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Mentoring Topic: Varroa Monitoring & Control
Speaker:  Linda Tillman/Gail Dean – Honey Show Preparations

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

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!