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.