​​Meetings start with time to visit with your fellow beekeepers at 6:30, with business meeting starting at 7:00. 

5001 W Oak Ave., Pasadena, TX

​​​2019 HCBA Meeting Dates
Jan     22ndJuly      23rd
Feb     19thAug       27th
Mar     26thSept      24th
Apr     23ndOct       TBA
May    28thNov       Nov 26h
June   25th Dec    None


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    HONEY BEES

We strive to protect and educate the general public about the honey bees.  Since 2006, honey bees and other pollinators in the U.S. and throughout the world have experienced ongoing and rapid population declines.  The continuation of this crisis threatens the stability of ecosystems, the economy and our food supply, as one in three bites of food are dependent on pollinator services. 

Four pesticides commonly used on crops to kill insects and fungi also kill honeybee larvae within their hives. 

We are a small group of beekeepers, bee enthusiasts, and honey lovers who live, work and pollinate in the greatest city in the world, who happen to share a love for the humble honeybee and her delicious doings. 

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WELCOME

Our goal is to provide beekeeping  education and networking opportunities for individuals and families enthusiastic about  honeybees and beekeeping

 

We are open to both amateur and professional beekeepers. Some members have a couple of hives and some have been keeping bees for decades.  Others are just getting started and have yet to set up a hive


We meet at the Golden Acres Community Center on the 4th Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm (6:30 is social time)


Friends and Visitors always welcome

EDUCATION

HONEY PRODUCTION

TRAINING

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​​​​ANNUAL ​​HCBA BANQUET

This year's banquet will be held on October 26th at Monument Inn, 4406 Independence Pkwy, in La Porte. For those who have never been, this is a great event, and not to be missed. Our speaker for the evening will be Dr. Lilia De Guzman, a Research Entomologist at the USDA ARS Honey Bee Breeding and Genetics and Physiology Lab in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She has studied varroa and tracheal mite resistance of Yugoslavian and Russian honey bees. She led research on the mechanisms of resistance to varroa mites by Russian honey bees, and biology and control of small hive beetles. She is interested in developing new tools for the selective breeding of honey bees that resist varroa through grooming. She has also done some research on other parasitic mites such as Tropilaelaps, Euvarroa, and eternal Acarapis. She is currently investigating the effects of varroa mite parasitism on bee behavior.



Banquet starts at 6:00 pm, with a social hour, like our meetings. Tickets are $25, due by October 20th. 

Honey contest entries must be submitted in approved jars which can be purchased from the club. You can submit two jars, one to be judged by the Honey Queen, and one by the club. Entries should be given to Elaine Michalik .

Photos submitted for the contest must be 8" x 10", and should be submitted anonymously in a sealed envelope either at the September meeting, or can be mailed to Jeff McMillin, 132 N. Jenkins, Houston, TX 77003.

Decorated Hive bodies should be brought to the banquet. 

Honey to be judged should be turned in at the September meeting.

JOIN US FOR A CHANCE TO MEET AND SOCIALIZE WITH ALL YOUR FELLOW BEEKEEPERS! SEE YOU THERE!