We welcome new faces!
New beekeepers are always asking what they need to do to further their knowledge. Buy a book? Attend a class? Find a mentor? The answer most often given though is to find a local association and start attending.
Nothing takes the place of face to face visiting with other beekeepers. Mid-State Beekeepers Association builds in fellowship time at each monthly meeting. It's a time to introduce yourself to others, ask questions, brag, and sometimes, to admit the bees fooled you. Typical meetings are structured as follows: Call to order, Announcements, Business, What's happening in the hives this month, Break and fellowship time, followed by an Informal talk by a seasoned beekeeper on a topic usually corresponding to the current beekeeping season.
We always announce the meeting location and time on the front page of this website. Sometimes the location changes so if you missed the previous month's meeting make sure to check beforehand.
We welcome visitors. I always tell others that I attended meetings for 6 months before joining. So, if you want to visit, that's just fine with us! Come out and get to know us. Enjoy the meetings, fellowship, and knowledge you will gather each month. If you're a bit shy, introduce yourself to a board member and we'll connect you with a friendly beekeeping ambassador to start getting you networked.