2019 Meeting Schedule

All of our meetings will be held on Saturdays from 9:00am until noon (eastern) at Southgate Crossing. The address is 27751 Co Rd 26, Elkhart, IN 46517.

*Please note the following regarding this year's meeting facility...
- Each Saturday the Southgate Crossing offers a    Breakfast Buffet starting at 8am (eastern).
- In addition an auction is held by the Southgate      Crossing at noon each Saturday.
- Due to the facilities venue, the MBA will no longer provide coffee or donuts, however they are available, for a fee, by various vendors on site.

April 13

Two great speakers for this April 13th MBA Meeting

1.  Mel Disselkoen with his global method of queen rearing technique.

2. Don Lam who has spent years in his Apiaries in addition to supplying the Greater Grand Rapids Area Beekeepers with packages he has shipped north from Georgia. Don will address pollination and how to install “Package Bees”.


May 18 - This is our annual fund raiser meeting. This meeting has a new format and has been relocated to the farm of Mark Hochstetler in Nappanee, IN. (7234 West Moore Road - Nappanee). Cost for this year's meeting with the meal will be $20 per adult (12 years & older) and $15 per child (11 years & under).

$5 per person attending the auction only (admitted after 1pm)

*Our meal will be catered by the “Skillet” Restaurant in South Bend, IN.

*Due to the catered lunch no one is required to bring a dish to pass like in years past. We will have a vegetarian meal for those with dietary needs.

*Payment is required in advance by May 10th for a head count of meals that day. Please no telephone reservations.

*Please no telephone reservations. You may send your payment to our MBA Treasurer, Deb Baughman 52076 Larkspur Circle, Granger IN 46530 or you can register in person at our April meeting.

*NOTE: No refunds because we are providing meals based on your headcount.

We are very happy to announce that we have Mike Connor returning to cover our Bee floral needs. He most certainly will have Bee friendly stock on display for sale. Also, Roger Graham and hopefully his lovely wife will be on hand to call the Auction with his traditional flair to banter us into buying items we were considering but buy because he asks you to. Norm Lehman procures the majority of the auction items from the numerous Bee equipment suppliers nationally, we are in debit to him for his efforts.


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