The Monadnock Beekeepers' Association

Dedicated to Promoting Beekeeping in the Monadnock Region
  

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 meet on the first Thursday of each month at Stonewall Farm in Keene, NH. Please feel free to come to a meeting or contact us if you have an interest in beekeeping.


Monadnock Beekeeper's Sustaniable Apiary Project

The Monadnock Beekeeper's Association is building a sustainable club apiary at Stonewall Farm in the Spring of 2019. The purpose of the apiary is to be a living classroom where MBA members and the public can come together to experiment with different hive designs, have a place to put walkaway splits, raise northern queens, get an emergency queen, boost their home hives with a frame of brood or, try different beekeeping techniques. We also want this apiary to be a place where members of the general public can see honeybees at work, get inspired and become future beekeepers.


SARES Grant – Nosema Ceranea Research

A collection of 30 bees, from just outside the brood area, should be in alcohol or frozen for each hive you would like tested. Mail to: Jodi Turner, 283 Matthews Road, Swanzey, NH 03446 or drop off labeled with name and contact information.




Honey Bee Mural Project Fund-Raiser

New Hampshire’s first honey bee mural project fund-raiser is just shy of 80% of the initial goal (of $15K). Our first campaign through The Local Crowd Monadnock (http://c-fund.us./gbb) runs for just four more days. Be sure to visit the site to track progress.

It would be wonderful to have YOU join in support of this endeavor and help us reach the goal prior to the artist’s arrival in August. Feel free to share the buzz! And thank you for your consideration!