We normally meet the second Wednesday of every month. Everyone is welcome. Whether you’re a seasoned beekeeper or just thinking about becoming one, come join us!

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Southern Arizona Beekeepers Association is postponing all in-person member meetings until further notice.

Watch your email box for announcements of any video presentations we are able to organize.  Make sure to sign up for email announcements on our “newsletter” sign-up page.

Next Meeting  –  ZOOM Meeting
Feb 10th, 2021 7pm!

Managing Africanized Honey Bees Using Nucs
Dr. Dewey Caron

The Southern Arizona Beekeepers Association will be holding its next monthly meeting on Wednesday, February 10 at 7:00 PM via Zoom.

The main program will be “Managing Africanized Honey Bees Using Nucs” presented by Dr. Dewey Caron who will be joining us from Portland, OR. He is emeritus professor of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology, University of Delaware, and affiliate professor, Department of Horticulture, Oregon State University. He is a frequent contributor to beekeeping magazines and author of ten books on beekeeping, including Honey Bee Biology & Beekeeping and Africanized Honey Bees in the Americas.

Here is the summary he provided about his presentation:

“Bee colonies in Southern Arizona can be defensive. All the information written for managing European bees doesn’t work for the majority of bees of backyarders in Arizona unless colonies are continually requeened. One way to handle highly defensive bees is by dividing larger colonies to make nucs. With 25+ years of experience with Africanized bees in South America I continue to produce honey and propolis and pollen with defensive Africanized bees. I will offer suggestions on how we seek to manage Africanized bees.”

Information on logging in to the meeting via Zoom:

Topic: Monthly Meeting — Southern Arizona Beekeepers Association

Time: Feb 10, 2021 07:00 PM Arizona

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Meeting ID: 971 8757 0050
Passcode: 185643
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Reminder: If you haven’t done so already, please pay your SAZBA dues for 2021. Individual dues are only $15  ($20 family) and those funds help SAZBA support the local beekeeping community.

Download the membership form and it will provide a link to pay via PayPal (put your full name and email and “membership dues” in the notes field of the PayPal payment)

Click on this link for membership instructions and download the membership form.

Otherwise, you can mail a check along with the membership form to the SAZBA treasurer:

E. Smrcinova
11854 N Crescendo Dr
Oro Valley AZ 85737

I hope you can join us next Wednesday. The program promises to be an interesting one. And we are working on ideas for other ideas throughout the year, including workshops and field days.


Tom Chester
SAZBA President

We realize that Zoom might be new to some of you. Here is a video on how to use Zoom: