2016 SCBA Beginning Beekeeping Class EARLY REGISTRATION BEGINS!

Early REGISTRATION  IS OPEN NOW -Nov. 1, 2015 thru Dec. 31, 2015.
SCBA Beginning Beekeeping Class 2016
by registering early, you will save $$$.
Makes a great gift for the holidays!

Dates: January 14 – February 25, 2016
7 Thursdays, 7:00 – 9:00pm

Go here for more info.

Need the Honey Extractor ?

Complete the request online here and to receive more info.


SCBA Annual Picnic July 6, 2015

SCBA Annual Picnic-Sign-Up to bring food here Sign up here NOW.
We will begin cooking at 6:00pm
SCBA Monthly Meeting, Monday, 7:00pm-9pm.

OPEN HIVE Demonstration-5/23/15

Rescheduled for………………
-Saturday, May 23, 2015 10am-NOON
419 Philippians Boulevard, Pelham, AL 35124
We will be opening a hive and telling about the parts and the functions of the honeybee hive. Meet us behind Hope Christian School, Pelham, AL near the high school.**Special thanks to Wayne and Connie Atchison for providing this unique opportunity. Bring your bee suit, veil and gloves. If you have an extra, bring that too!! Everyone is invited.

Queen Rearing Class 2015

Queen Rearing Class 2015
Update 4/26/15 CLASS IS FULL…………………..

Sat. May 16, 2015
Hargis Retreat(see address below)
Instructors: Master Beekeepers George Baldwin and Robert Shoemaker
What you will learn: bee biology, Smith method, cell punch method, grafting practice, marking drones, setting up starter and finishing hives, setting mating NUC’s, making your own queen.
Lunch is provided.
Bring you gloves and suit.
$100.00 per person.
Includes: tools for grafting, queen catcher, push-in queen marker, marking pen, queen cage and booklet.

Mail complete Form and payable check to George Baldwin, 6726 Bear Creek Rd., Sterrett, AL 35147
DEADLINE MAY 9 for receiving your checks and registration.

398 Hargis Drive (Old Hwy 280), Chelsea, AL 35043.
- Take Hwy 280 East over Double Oak Mountain into Chelsea. …
- Go past Wal-Mart, then turn left onto County Rd. 39
at Publix and then right onto County Rd 280.
- Go about one mile and turn left at the
YMCA Hargis Retreat sign onto County Rd 461.
When road splits, bear right.
Camp offices are on right, just past the pool.

Map: http://mapq.st/1uoaYkD

SCBA Africanized Honey Bee Task Force

Shelby County Beekeepers Association-SCBA’s is creating a new task force and will be hosting a training class on the importance of knowing what to do in an event there is an occurrence of the aggressive Africanized honey bee yet undetected in Alabama. In our state, we have the docile European Honeybees but some of our neighbor states on the southern border next to Mexico have been proactive in dealing with this problem. State Apiarist, Dennis Barclift will be directing this class. Contact Margie Robertson for more info.

Event Organizer: Margie Robertson
Date: Thursday, March 12, 2015
Time: 4-6pm

2015 Beginning Beekeeping Class Begins Jan. 15

CLASS IS FULL…REGISTRATION IS CLOSED. 1-15-2015 We have just a few spots left for our 2015 class, but you will need to act fast. When they are gone…they are gone until next year! What you will learn, in addition to having fun,: how to get started, calendar of events, where to establish an apiary, purchasing bees & installing package bees, purchasing beekeeping equipment, entering the hive, protection and treatment of stings, bee biology, parasites, pests and diseases, bee genetics (vsh), understanding the honeybee, colony population and growth, beehive tools, constructing hives and frames, installing foundation, nectar flows, plants and pollination, honey production and products, wax products, propolis, extraction of honey supers, nucleus hive advantages, feeding package bees, dirths, swarm management, requeening, fall and winter management, feeding your bees for fall, after your first year now what?, join a bee club, test and evaluation. We will schedule an onsite hive demonstration. TBA  For more info. on the class go here: http://shelbybees.org/?page_id=93 Apply for a grant to help pay for the new time beekeeper here: http://www.agi.alabama.gov/news/news/2014/11/07/now-accepting-applications-for-the-natural-pollinator-enhancement-project Hurry deadline Jan. 1 2015.

Visit our SCBA 2014 Sponsors


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Pelham, AL past the YMCA on the left
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Chelsea, AL next to Hartley's
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Visit them next to Cowboy's 280 Oak Mtn.

Hive Beetles….a solution!

Got Hive Beetles? Well, here’s one solution…..

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