Alabama Beekeeping

What to do coming out of Winter into Spring.

Join us as SCBA for our first meeting of 2017 !

Items to be covered:

  • What to do coming out of winter into spring!

When: Thursday, January 12 at 6:30pm
Where: Hope Christian School, 419 Philippians Blvd., Pelham, AL 35124


Speaker: Dr. John Hurst, will be speaking to us about what beekeepers should be doing coming out of winter and getting ready for spring.

John C. Hurst, Jr., Master Beekeeper
About John:John Hurst GA Master Beekeeper
John Hurst is a practicing OB/GYN physician at Brookwood Medical Center in Birmingham, Alabama. He has consistently kept bees as a hobbyist since 1980 and now maintains fifteen hives at his Cahaba Heights home. In association with Master Beekeeper Michael Steinkampf, he maintains fifteen hives at Rockhurst Farms Research Apiary in Wilsonville, Alabama.

John and Michael have coauthored articles in local medical news publications and Bee Culture. John was instrumental in establishing theAnnual Auburn University Beekeeping Symposium with Dr. Jim Tew of the Auburn Cooperative Extension Services and has presented to the Symposium on multiple topics such as Bee Sting Allergic Reactions, Honey Bee Research and Varroa Treatment in Alabama. John has participated in NASA Honey Bee Net scale hive network at his Cahaba River site for the past four years.

John currently maintains hives for the Jefferson County Beekeepers Association at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens and along with Michael maintains an observation hive at the Birmingham Zoo. John actively participates in the Jefferson County Beekeeping Society, currently serving on the Board of Directors. He has recently appeared with Wendy Garner, a local TV anchor, in a series of programs about beekeeping at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens (NBC, Channel 13, Daytime Alabama).

John’s passions are mentoring novice beekeepers and observing their improvements in beekeeping skill and knowledge. He is also passionate about educating the public of the importance of saving our bees for pollination as well as sharing their pure “liquid gold” with his friends and family!

Hope Christian School

Come early to The Swap-n-Shop : Starts at 5:30

Our Swap n Shop time is for anyone who has bee related items to sell. If you make or have items such as crafts, gadgets or whatever and would like to bring them, this is your opportunity to do so. Or, if you just want to come hangout and chat with some sage beekeepers that’s cool too!