The Monadnock Beekeepers' Association

Dedicated to Promoting Beekeeping in the Greater Keene Area
Photo by Jodi Turner. Creative Commons   

About the MBA

The Monadnock Beekeepers Association is a beekeeping club for both beginning and experienced beekeepers in the Monadnock and Connecticut River Valley regions. We usually meet on the first Thursday of each month either at Stonewall Farm in Keene, NH or at the Dublin Public Library in Dublin, NH. Please feel free to come to a meeting or contact us if you have an interest in beekeeping.

May 5 Meeting, stonewall Farm. How to Use a Double Queen System

6:30pm, Stonewall Farm, 242 Chesterfield Road, Keene, NH. Alden Marshal, from B-Line Apiaries, Hudson NH. Alden will talk about how a package of bees is made, and what it takes to deliver it safe & healthy for beekeepers in the north.

2016 Beginning Beekeepers – Apiary Education

Presented by the Monadnock Beekeepers Association

Each class $15 non-members/$10 members

May 14 Apiary: 245 Back Ashuelot Road, Winchester
  • Share installation experiences
  • Discuss inspections - what to watch for
  • Spring Management
  • Swarms – why, how to catch
  • Absconding
June 11 Apiary: Keene – email for location
  • Share inspection experiences
  • Summer Management
  • NUC’s
  • Splits
  • Varroa Mites and other pests
JAugust 13 Apiary: 9 Log Cabin Rd. Nelson (directly behind CC Church in village)
  • Discuss Fall Management
  • Robbing Screens
  • Mouse Guards
  • Winterizing – are you and your bees prepared?
September 11 (Sunday) Apiary: 117 Log Cabin Rd. Nelson (go to the end of the street)
Honey Extracting  

Each class will be roughly 2-3 hours – all but the March class will be held in apiaries.

This is Agriculture, class dates subject to change due to the bees or weather.

Pre-registration is requested but not necessary drop-ins are welcome.

Class location will be posted on facebook, announced at bee club meetings and sent to pre- registered students. Check your email if you have pre-registered for changes or check facebook at:


Order Your Bees Now

In the past few years, bee packages have sold out early. There are a number of "sources to purchase nucs/pacages in the Spring for pickup" on our links page.