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Offline Apis629

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How may people here belong to Beekeepers' Associations?
« on: October 15, 2005, 06:12:42 PM »
I just got back from an apiary work day with the Tampa Bay Beekeepers' Association and I was wondering how many people here also have joined associations.  There's no major reason I asked this other than, I'm curious.

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« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2005, 06:17:16 PM »
I belong to the Marion County Beekeepers assoc.  Just a small group in south central Mississippi but we also work with the central Mississippi beekeepers assoc.

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« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2005, 06:23:09 PM »
I'm not sure the association I belong to counts as small...we've got over 40 members.

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« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2005, 09:15:01 PM »
I belong to the BBKAA (Bassman's Beekeeping Association of America).  We are one member strong and wife approved.   :lol:  :lol:  :lol:
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« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2005, 09:57:36 PM »
I belong to several. The Kansas Honey Producers Association.  The Nebraska Beekeepers Association.  You get newsletters and you get invited to their get togethers.  :)
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« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2005, 06:01:04 AM »
Arkansas Beekeepers Association and just a few days ago American Beekeepers Federation.  I'm looking at insurance and protection for my family when I start to sell honey and other products from the hives.  You have to be careful even with giving stuff away.  Shame isn't it.  I would join anyway but I would rather have joined for comraderie only.  Now I have seen too many people, good people, lose everything because they went out of the way to help someone and that person decided that no good deed should go unpunished.
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« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2005, 02:13:49 PM »
Central Ohio Beekeepers Association right now.  Thinking about joing Ohio State Beekeepers or maybe East Central Beekeeper's.

Like Michael said, lot's of good, relatively free info.  Folks with hands-on experience.  Usually a decent speaker at the meetings.

Plus, most importantly, people bring food.   :roll:  :lol:

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« Reply #7 on: October 18, 2005, 02:51:00 PM »
I belong to the Middlesex County Beekeepers Assn. The second largest in Massachusetts. The largest being the Worcester County Beekeepers Assn.
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« Reply #8 on: October 18, 2005, 04:27:05 PM »
I belong to two.  Orange County and North Carolina Beekeepers Association.  Thursday of this week (10/20/05) the wife and I will be occupying the Bee Exhibit Booth at the NC State Fair.  Just from 9-1, it is divided into 3 shifts.

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« Reply #9 on: October 19, 2005, 09:22:28 PM »
I belong to Worcester County Beekeepers' Association .  The oldest in the US.  

I have not been to many of their meetings.  For some reason they meet on Fridays during the FAll, Winter and Spring and I am usually busy.  And duringthe summer they meet on Saturday afternoons - like I'd have time for that.

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« Reply #10 on: October 20, 2005, 06:27:01 AM »
I belong to the Back Yard Beekeepers Association; http://www.backyardbeekeepers.com/

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« Reply #11 on: October 21, 2005, 06:00:57 PM »
I am in Illinois and lincoln land bee keepers associations :D
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« Reply #12 on: October 25, 2005, 11:11:16 AM »
I belong to the Indiana State Beekeepers Association.

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« Reply #13 on: October 25, 2005, 03:47:40 PM »
In New Zealand, there are local beekeepers clubs, and Im a member of my local Manawatu club, but there is also a national association (NBA) which all beekeepers need to join - costs about $20 a year for registration of up to 10 hives.

In return, you get hive health checks from other NBA members. Means if I miss seeing disease or a problem one of my fellow beekpers may see it for me.  Sounds a bit invasive of my privacy, but the reality is very different.  Great way to meet other keepers , share techniques  and a great way to keep  healthy hives .  I'm all for it.

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