To view the most recent draft of the proposed Model Beekeeping Ordinance for Local and Municipal Governments in Jefferson County, Alabama, as amended at the JeffCo Beekeeping Association board meeting on March 20, 2014, please click  here (PDF link).

Feel free to send us your thoughts via email here: jeffcobees@jeffcobees.org (click here to email)


Members only: Packages, Nucs, and Queens available for sale from Harrell and Sons through our association. Order form here.


The Jefferson County Beekeepers Association seeks to promote beekeeping through the education of its beekeepers about the honeybee and assist in the sale of honeybee products.

We welcome all, young and old, who wish to learn more about beekeeping, to attend one of our monthly meetings at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens.

Bring a friend, or meet new friends here! See our JCBA Beekeepers Facebook group!



Thursday, April 17th, 2014, 6:30 pm

6:30 pm, 3rd Thursday each month

SPEAKER:  Dennis Barclift

Dennis Barclift, the State Apiarist for Alabama, will be speaking on the current state of Alabama beekeeping as well as giving a report on the status of African Bees in the US.

2014 Officers

Dr. John Hurst – President
David Ellis – Vice President
Stephanie Masters – Secretary
Kurt Kristensen – Treasurer


2014 Board of Directors

Stuart Collier
Adam Hickman
Dr. Michael Steinkampf
Paul Mancill
Sallie Lee

Newsletter Editor – Danielle Dowell