Bee Clubs

Discussion in 'Upcoming Meetings' started by indypartridge, May 7, 2009.

  1. indypartridge

    indypartridge New Member

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    One of the things I've found as a beekeeper is that there is enormous value in being involved with a local beekeeping club. Not only is hanging out with other beeks just plain fun, there's a wealth of knowledge to be shared. As I've participated on a number of online bee forums, I often recommend to new beeks to join a club, and have collected a list of links. Feel free to add and/or update as needed.

    Comprehensive list:
    http://www.easternapiculture.org/links/state.shtml

    Alabama
    http://www.k4vb.com/REg%20bkpeg%20assoc%2012%2006.htm

    Arizona (no statewide assoc)
    http://www.azbaca.org/

    Arkansas
    http://arbeekeepers.org/local.htm

    California
    http://www.californiastatebeekeepers.co ... dclubs.htm

    http://entomology.ucdavis.edu/faculty/m ... -clubs.doc

    Colorado:
    http://www.coloradobeekeepers.org/links.htm

    Connecticut
    http://www.ctbees.com/
    http://www.backyardbeekeepers.com

    florida
    http://www.floridabeekeepers.org/

    georgia
    http://www.gabeekeeping.com/local_clubs.html

    Idaho
    http://idabees.org/
    http://www.goldenbeeinc.com/index.html

    Illinois
    http://www.isba.us/
    http://www.isba.us/index.affiliate.htm

    Indiana
    http://www.hoosierbuzz.com/
    http://indianabeekeeper.goshen.edu/Beekeepers.html
    http://www.lakenetnwi.net/member/beekeepers/

    Iowa
    http://www.abuzzaboutbees.com/IHPA/IHPA%20Contacts.htm

    Kansas
    http://www.nekba.org/

    Kentucky
    http://www.kyagr.com/statevet/bees/asso ... /index.htm
    http://www.ksbabeekeeping.org/default.htm

    Louisiana
    http://www.labeekeepers.org/local.htm

    Maine
    http://www.mainebeekeepers.org/MSBA_Chapters.shtml

    Maryland
    http://www.msbeea.org/main/Clubs.html?e ... chkPapers=

    Massachusetts
    http://www.massbee.org/links.shtml

    Michigan
    http://www.michiganbees.org/whoswho.htm
    http://www.sembabees.org/
    http://www.michiganbeekeepers.com/main/ ... &Itemid=30

    Minnesota
    http://www.mnbeekeepers.com/links.html

    Mississippi
    http://www.mshoneybee.org/
    http://www.mdac.state.ms.us/organizatio ... outUS.html

    Missouri
    http://www.mostatebeekeepers.org/local_associations.htm
    http://www.ozarksbeekeepers.org/html/ha ... honey.html

    New Hampshire
    http://www.nhbeekeepers.org/LocalClubs.htm

    New Jersey
    http://njbeekeepers.org/LocalBranches.htm

    New York
    http://www.masterbeekeeper.org/resources/beegroups.htm

    North Carolina
    http://www.ncbeekeepers.org/chapters.htm

    North Dakota
    http://www.agdepartment.com/Programs/Pl ... epers.html

    Ohio
    http://www.ohiostatebeekeepers.org/
    http://www.ohiostatebeekeepers.org/Regi ... clubs.html

    Oklahoma
    http://www.okbees.org/LocalClubs.html

    Oregon
    http://www.orsba.org/htdocs/regionalbranch.htm

    Pennsylvania
    http://www.pastatebeekeepers.org/Report ... ctors.htm#

    South Carolina
    http://www.scstatebeekeepers.org/index_ ... age549.htm

    Tenn
    http://www.tnbeekeepers.org/locals.htm

    Texas
    http://www.texasbeekeepers.org/clubs/

    Utah
    http://www.utahbeekeepers.org/UBA%20Kee ... 0Utah.html

    Vermont
    http://www.vtbeekeepers.org/page2.html

    Vir
    http://www.virginiabeekeepers.org/association_map.htm

    Washington
    http://www.wasba.org/local.htm

    West Vir
    http://www.wvbeekeepers.org/
    http://www.wvbeekeepers.org/Associations.html

    Wisconsin
    http://www.wihoney.com/LocalBeeClubs.html
     
  2. Tia

    Tia New Member

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    They look good;
    They may not be a member of the state org.

    A lot of clubs are not !!

    PCM
     
  4. robb_russell

    robb_russell New Member

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    Re: Bee Clubs-Florida

    We formed a local beekeeping club here in Alachua County, Florida servicing most of North central Floridas beekeepers. We have members in Live Oak and Branford (Suwanee County), Fort White and Lake City (Columbia County), Williston (Marion County), Trenton (Gilchrist County) and Oldtown (Dixie County). So don't let the name fool you.

    We meet the 3rd Thursday of every month at Dadant and Sons in High Springs at 7 pm. All interested are welcome to join us.Most of us also belong and support our state organization.

    http://alachua-beekeepers.ning.com/
     
  5. BjornBee

    BjornBee New Member

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    There are also regional associations and opportunities to connect, rub elbows, support, and get involved, with people outside your local areas. One of the things I'm looking forward to this year is HAS (Heartland Apicultural Society) which is being held in Ohio this year. I'm already registered and look forward to meeting new people there. The site is http://www.heartlandbees.com/

    BTW...Hello Rob. ;) Rob is a perfect example of leadership you get with top-notch bee clubs as with the one he mentioned above. Beyond having many very talented members, they also go outside their own bounderies and support events such as the "National Honey Bee Awareness Day" event planned for this coming August. (Thank you Bob... ;) )
     
  6. the kid

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    TRI-COUNTY BKPRS ASSOC
    Susan Beyer
    , MN
    Email sabout2@hotmail.com
    www www.tricountybee.org



    MN HONEY PROD ASSN INC
    Vickie Hull
    Box 371
    Battle Lake, MN 56515
    Phone 218-864-5256



    TODD COUNTY AREA BKPRS ASSOC
    Elizabeth Williams
    18332 CR 24
    Bertha, MN 56437
    Phone 218-924-4411
    Email toddcountybees@aol.com



    N CENTRAL BKPRS ASSN
    P O Box 294
    Brainerd, MN 56401
    Email info@northcentralbeekeepers.com
    www www.northcentralbeekeepers.com


    NORTHERN PLAINS HOBBY BKPRS
    Mike Sharp
    11502 240th St N
    Hawley, MN 56549
    Phone 218-962-3300
    Email stinger3369@yahoo.com



    SOUTHEAST MN BKRPS ASSOC
    Marlys Jaxosf
    907 First St SW
    Rochester, MN 55902
    Phone 507-285-9180
    Email marlysjax@juno.com



    MN HOBBY BKPRS ASSN
    Jerome Rossi
    9701 10th St. NE
    St. Michael, MN 55376-9210
    Email jrossi@mnbeekeepers.com
    www www.mnbeekeepers.com
     
  7. Duck1968

    Duck1968 New Member

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  8. Iddee

    Iddee New Member

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    G3farms New Member

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    That is a dandy list. Need to make a sticky out of it.

    G3
     
  10. Iddee

    Iddee New Member

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    It's in a sticky..... :confused: :D
     
  11. G3farms

    G3farms New Member

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    well glad I thouth of that then :dash1:

    G3
     
  12. Charles

    Charles New Member

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    :rolling: :rotfl: :rolling:
     
  13. tecumseh

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    The Central Texas Beekeeping Association will be having their monthly meeting January 28 at 7pm at the Washington County Fairgrounds in Brenham, Tx. The guest speaker will be Beneford and Danny Weaver.
     
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    some day maybe we can have a live chat here to discuss the ins and outs of beekeeping.we have the people on the board to answer anyone's questions. {just ask}
    Don
     
  15. Iddee

    Iddee New Member

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    Set the time and date. Post it on chat and see how many show up. Sounds like a good idea to me. In fact, you set the time and date and I'll put it in a banner across the top of the front page.
     
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    Saw the Chat Room post by Tecumseh that said the bee school went well. Well, it was better than that!

    There were folks there that had absolutely no previous knowledge about bees, and were more than just a little apprehensive. After listening to the presenters and seeing Tec's hive examination, they were ready to have a go at it.

    There was one woman who was a bit afraid of the bees, but then she saw a bee emerge...couldn't get her away from the hive. It was a great day for all. :thumbsup:

    Plus, my smoker now stays lit! ;)

    Walt
     
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    Careful now. We know Tec is good at what he does, but if we tell him, he may get the bighead. Tread lightly. :wave: :D :D :D
     
  19. Tia

    Tia New Member

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    Except, Iddee, that the listing for Crystal Coast Beeks is wrong! Ray Harris used to be the Extension Agent in Carteret County but has retired and Anne D. Edwards is now agent. The extension office has pretty much handed the deal over to us, now, and the present contact for the club is either me or President Russ Lewis. Anyone interested can check us out at http://ccba.webng.com.
     
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