Read more about the article MABA One Day Beekeeping Course – 28 Jan 2023
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MABA One Day Beekeeping Course – 28 Jan 2023

An Introduction to Honey Bees and BeekeepingCome to the MABA One Day Beekeeping 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…

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Online Meetings

MABA is supporting the “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.May 25 – Working with Mosquito Control to Protect Bees - Kristen Healy, Louisiana State University Recording: 29 – Reading a Honey Bee Frame - Kate Ihle, USDAHow to ParticipateThis online series is presented through Zoom, an online video platform, and through Facebook Live on the last Tuesday of the month 6:30 - 7:30 pm Central…

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Junior Beekeeper Programs

Metro Atlanta Beekeepers Association’s Junior Beekeeper programs are unique opportunities for children ages 6* – 13 to experience hands-on learning about our most powerful pollinators.Children will learn all about honey bees and beekeeping using a variety of methods before suiting up in protective gear and visiting a beehive with an experienced beekeeper!The day ends after extracting honey from a hive and participants are sent home with a personalized certificate, small bottle of honey, and other bee related goodies.All programs are held on Saturdays from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.The programs will be held on the following days in 2023, rain…

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Hive Inspections

Join Us in a Hive Inspection at a Mentoring Apiary MABA Hive Inspections are a valuable opportunity for members to go through a hive with an experienced beekeeper at one of our Mentoring Apiaries in the Atlanta area. These events are free for MABA members. The non-member fee is $15. thanks to Shannon Henson for creating this video from a MABA hive inspection led by Steve Esau on the Tapestry Community property in Ormewood Park on May 14, 2016. To view the video at YouTube, click here.How to sign up for a hive inspectionLook at the list of available dates in…

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