Aug
17
Tue
Monthly Meeting – (6:30 mentoring) Peter Helfrich – Pollinators – In Person
Aug 17 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Meetings are resuming 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
28
Sat
Hive Inspection @ Rucker Park with Ed Hoehn
Aug 28 @ 6:00 AM – 7:30 AM

Sign up at: https://mp.gg/f75em
Details at: https://metroatlantabeekeepers.org/hive-inspections/

Free for members; $15 donation requested from non-members.

This Hive Inspection is being led by Ed Hoehn at Rucker Park, 860 Rucker Road, Alpharetta, GA 30004. Rucker Park entrance is directly across the street from Old Station Place. There is a blue sign identifying the park via a dirt road. Drive past the garden on the right and proceed approximately 30 yards and make a right. You will see a blue Ford pickup truck parked close to the bee hives. Ed will arrive ~30 minutes prior to the start of the inspection. It’s important to be on time. Once the inspection starts, he will not be able to answer his phone or text.
You are required to bring and wear protective gear. The options are:
* Full bee suit with attached veil, closed-toe shoes, socks, and gloves, or
* Bee jacket with attached veil, long pants, closed-toe shoes, socks, and gloves, or
* Bee veil, light colored shirt with long sleeves, long pants, closed-toe shoes, socks, and gloves

Please bring your own water and your signed waiver which you can download here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1kS5PykVou5i9JIaqnTH6YplpJyivohBNuvfmGF4mrW0/edit?usp=sharing.

Sep
21
Tue
Monthly Meeting – (6:30 mentoring) Breakout Sessions
Sep 21 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

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

Meetings would normally be 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

Sep
23
Thu
GBA Fall 2021 Conference
Sep 23 @ 2:30 PM – Sep 25 @ 3:00 PM

https://gba17.wildapricot.org/event-3481621

Sep
25
Sat
Hive Inspection @ Rucker Park with Ed Hoehn
Sep 25 @ 7:00 AM – 8:30 AM

Sign up at: https://mp.gg/ta0rd
Details at: https://metroatlantabeekeepers.org/hive-inspections/

Free for members; $15 donation requested from non-members.

This Hive Inspection is being led by Ed Hoehn at Rucker Park, 860 Rucker Road, Alpharetta, GA 30004. Rucker Park entrance is directly across the street from Old Station Place. There is a blue sign identifying the park via a dirt road. Drive past the garden on the right and proceed approximately 30 yards and make a right. You will see a blue Ford pickup truck parked close to the bee hives. Ed will arrive ~30 minutes prior to the start of the inspection. It’s important to be on time. Once the inspection starts, he will not be able to answer his phone or text.
You are required to bring and wear protective gear. The options are:
* Full bee suit with attached veil, closed-toe shoes, socks, and gloves, or
* Bee jacket with attached veil, long pants, closed-toe shoes, socks, and gloves, or
* Bee veil, light colored shirt with long sleeves, long pants, closed-toe shoes, socks, and gloves

Please bring your own water and your signed waiver which you can download here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1kS5PykVou5i9JIaqnTH6YplpJyivohBNuvfmGF4mrW0/edit?usp=sharing.

Oct
19
Tue
Honey Show and Dessert Social – Julia Mahood – Drones
Oct 19 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

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

Meetings would normally be 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

Nov
16
Tue
Monthly Meeting – (6:30 mentoring) Dr. Keith Delaplane
Nov 16 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

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

Meetings would normally be 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

Dec
14
Tue
Social at Manuel’s Tavern
Dec 14 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Jan
29
Sat
2022 MABA Short Course – Register Now!!
Jan 29 @ 6:30 AM – 2:30 PM

An Introduction to Honey Bees and Beekeeping
https://www.memberplanet.com/s/mababc/retreatregistration_44_1_1_2_1 (Click here to register!)

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 29, 2022
Registration and Continental Breakfast begins at 8:40. Course ends at 4:30 PM

Fee
Fee for the one day course is $110 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.

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. 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