JCBA Vice President
County Beekeepers Association (JCBA) is a non-profit organization,
composed of members interested in learning more and exchanging
information about beekeeping, honey bees, and items associated within
the general topic of beekeeping.
members volunteer to assist the general public with their understanding
and acceptance of the honey bee and its
importance to Alabama
agriculture, home gardens and floral species. Given the
numerous pesticides in general use today, as well as the various pests
that have found their way to Alabama honeybee colonies, JCBA members
attempt through various measures to maintain healthy, viable and
productive hives through various integrated pest management (IPM) and
sound beekeeping methods.
Dr. Huang, MSU
consists of persons from all communities and vocations. All
JCBA members have a common interest in learning more and remaining
current in their education about beekeeping. Current
membership includes, but is not limited to, beekeeping
hobbyists, sideliners, former
beekeepers, and future beekeepers representing hundreds of years of
have completed several yearly spring classes in the Fundamentals of
Beekeeping. Many of
these students have started bee colonies. Given the
turnout and success of this course, we plan to continue teaching this
each year, beginning in February. One can begin
keeping bees at any time of year, but it is much easier on the
beekeeper (and the bees), to begin in the Spring of the year.
By starting the course in February, it is hoped
that new beekeepers may be able to get their colonies started in
late March or early April, which is early on in the honey flow here in
Alabama. Anyone who misses the spring class can join our
organization, and learn from the numerous beekeepers (as well as query
our newest beekeepers) about the various enjoyments,
tasks, and rewards associated with keeping bees.
JCBA meets at at 6:30pm on the third Thursday of each month at
fees are $10.00
per year per family (normally collected at the January meeting for
existing members, and anytime someone new joins). Click for membership form.
welcome all new
members Anyone who has considered beekeeping as a hobby- but
never took the step - is highly encouraged to attend one of our
meetings and meet our members.
Dr. Huang, MSU
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