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.

2019 NH Winter Hive Loss Survey

The NH Beekeepers Association (NHBA) is collecting data on NH honeybee hive loss for the winter of 2018/2019.

The survey is available online at the link below until 4/30.

The short survey is open to all beekeepers in the state – you do not need to be part of NHBA to participate. The results will be published on the NHBA website in June. We will be giving away a 1 year membership to the NHBA to one lucky survey participant. In addition, the NH Bee club who has the largest percentage of membership participation will win $50 toward refreshments at a future meeting. - MONADNOCK WON LAST YEAR!

We also have 2 other citizen science projects this year – Deadout CSI to collect observations on the winter deadouts & Mite Testing to collect monthly information on mite loads. More details can be found at

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.