The Monadnock Beekeepers' Association

Dedicated to Promoting Beekeeping in the Greater Keene Area
Photo by Sean Driscoll. 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.

Franklin County (Mass) Beekeeper's Association Langstroth Day - June 7

The Fraklin County Beekeeper's Association (FCBA) will hold their Annual Lorenzo Langstroth Day on June 7th, 10AM - 12 noon at the Second Congregational Church in Greenfield, MA. This year UMass Professors and students will be reporting on their honeybee and pollinator research. Anne Averill PhD, John Burand PhD and their students will present the latest findings on bee viruses, and declining pollinator populations. This will be informative to all beekeepers and those concerned about the future of bees and pollinators. FCBA members will be on hand to answer bee questions, display an observation hive and other beekeeping equipment. Tom Sullivan will demonstrate how to make nesting boxes for native bees. Children's programs include Bee show, and craft activities.

The 2014 Bee Class is Full

The 2014 bee class is full. There are no more spots open for this year. More information can be found here.

The first beginner beekeeper class is set for March 1, 2014. The first class will be held at River Valley Community College, 438 Washington St. Keene and starts at 9:00.

Bee Rules

Piera Siegert, State Entomologist with the Division of Plant Industry at the New Hampshire Department of Agriculture, Markets & Food recently sent us the updated Bee Rules in .pdf format.

Have You Ordered Bees?

2014 packages are selling out quickly. Check the links page to find out where to buy bees.