Your Whatcom County Bee Club since 1971!

Mt. Baker Beekeepers Association (MBBA) is a group of people who like to share their love of bees. You do not have to be a beekeeper to belong to MBBA.

Beekeeping isn't all play. It requires a desire to learn about bees, time out of every week during spring, summer and fall, and heavy lifting. Beekeeping requires some education. A mentor or networking with local beekeepers is a must.

Here at MBBA, we offer monthly meetings which are free and open to the public. While 2020 and 2021 have been challenging due to COVID 19 State mandated restrictions, MBBA’s Board Members have gone to conducting virtual meetings.

Having virtual meetings has allowed us to reach out, be available to the community, to beekeepers and individuals interested in bees/beekeeping. Our meetings include;

-Monthly “BEEginners” meetings are held the third Wednesday of the month 6-7:00 pm – moderated by Ted McFall, experienced beekeeper, who provides open discussions on beginning beekeeping.

- Monthly “General” meetings are held the third Wednesday of the month 7-8:30 pm. During this meeting, we have a planned agenda that include beekeeping topics and we may have speakers who provide presentations on important topics.

Other changes to MBBA include; updating to a modern mobile responsive website and introduction of social media through our dedicated Facebook page "Mt. Baker Beekeepers Assn.".

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"Hey, I'd like to keep bees".

There are a variety of reasons people get interested in beekeeping; maybe they start off with Mason Bees first and want to go on to honeybees, maybe couples want to start off doing this as a “fun” couples activity, beekeeping could be passed down by generation, a way to “make” money and maybe because someone likes honey.

Other important reasons people get into beekeeping is; the publicity honey bees have been getting over the last several years concerning pollination, pesticides, climate change, etc...

With so many reasons why people become beekeepers, think about getting bees or want to further educate themselves about bees, MBBA provides wonderful opportunities to learn and network with others.

Questions?

At Mt. Baker Beekeepers Association we are here for our local community members, bee enthusiasts and beekeepers of all levels, to learn about honeybees and beekeeping and network with others who may or may not be beekeepers.

What is the Mt. Baker Beekeeper Association?

Mt. Baker Beekeepers Association (MBBA) is an Non-Profit 501(c)(3) Organization, run and managed entirely on volunteer basis.

When was MBBA created?

MBBA started in 1971 and became Incorporated on September 2010. Next year in 2021, will be our Golden Jubilee Year of being an Bee Club Association for 50 years!

What is the purpose of MBBA?

We are here for the our local community members, bee enthusiasts and beekeepers of all levels, to learn about honeybees and beekeeping and network with others who may or may not be beekeepers.

How does someone get into beekeeping?

There are a variety of reasons people get interested in beekeeping; maybe they start off with Mason Bees first and want to go on to honeybees and some folks just think "Hey, Id like to keep bees"

#1 What are some important things about beekeeping?

Beekeeping requires some education. A mentor or networking with local beekeepers is a must. Beekeeping is a fascinating hobby, but should not be started without some first-hand experience with them, preferably with a mentor.

#2 What are some important things about beekeeping?

Beekeeping isn't all play. It requires a desire to learn about bees, time out of every week during spring, summer and fall, and heavy lifting. In an nutshell; Beekeeping takes time, money, patience, education and networking.

Ready To Join Us?

We welcome you to join Mt. Baker Beekeepers Association!

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