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.

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
August 14 10:00 - 1:00 PM (Note date and time change) 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) 10:00 - 1 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: