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TVBA & MBA General Meeting - June 9, 2020 (7-8:30 pm) - Integrated Pest Management

The Beginning Bee class. You should have received an email with specific login credentials. If you are registered for the class, and didn't receive the email please contact us.

For this month’s meeting we have Nathalie Biggie speaking to us via Zoom. Nathalie will explain Integrated Pest Management and its rules of engagement with an emphasis on applications in natural approaches. She will also go through some Best Practices in Natural Beekeeping for strong, healthy colonies, naturally.

Bio: A multi-lingual French native, Nathalie left lucrative corporate and private consulting practices to follow her passion for bees and start Bee Mindful, a sideliner operation where she and her partner Les Crowder raise bees naturally and teach Natural Beekeeping classes and Top-Bar Hive making workshops. She has created 2 comprehensive Teaching Apiaries in Austin, which feature Top-Bar, Langstroth, Layens, Long Langs, Warre and Slow Flow hives. Nathalie’s mission in life is teaching about sustainable and mindful Natural Beekeeping while doing community outreach. She recently was hired by the Congolese Minister of Professional Education to design, develop, and direct their country wide beekeeping training program as a means to improve the local economy. She is a candidate in the Texas Master Beekeeper Program at the Master Level, has started the Hays County Beekeepers Association, and has concurrently been the President and VP there and at the Travis County Beekeepers Association.

Trinity Valley Beekeeping Association & Metro Beekeepers Association are inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: TVBA & MBA Joint Monthly Educational Meeting
Time: Jun 9, 2020 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

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Welcome to Metro Beekeepers.

The Metro Beekeepers Association (“MBA”) is organized to educate its members, and the general public of the importance of bees to horticulture and the environment. We provide education about the best methods of beekeeping and honey production. We promote beekeeping in urban areas, as well as, attracting and training future beekeepers in the science, and craft of beekeeping.

Membership is open to the public and consists primarily of amateur beekeepers and others not professionally connected with beekeeping or commercial honey production. Our meetings take place on the second Monday of every month.


Bee Removal Permit - please make sure to submit your Bee Removal Permits if you have not done so for this year.  If we do not have your permit copy please send one to us or bring a copy to the meeting so that  our website and files can be current.

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Beekeeping Class 2020!
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** Sign up for the 2020 Beekeeping Class- Beekeeping Class begins at 5:30 p.m. The 11 class program is January-November. Class is $125 and includes a course text book.

  1. Students in course must be members of the MBA ($20/year for you & your immediate family).
  2. The focus of the course is education about bee keeping.
  3. Course costs are $125, paid in cash or check. This cost is per person.
  4. We meet the SECOND Monday of each month (January-November) from 5:30p to 6:25p at the Southside Preservation Hall in Fort Worth (1519 Lipscomb St Forth Worth, Texas 76104).
  5. Instructional focus includes: bee biology and behaviors, beekeeping equipment options, and the best practices in beekeeping. In addition, we will look at many pictures and see ways to effectively manage bees. There will be ample opportunities to ask questions of experienced beekeepers in action.