August 2022 SAZBA Meeting


The Southern Arizona Beekeepers Association will be holding its next monthly meeting on Tuesday, August 9th at 7:00 PM in person and via Zoom 



Main Program: “Observations of a Bee Scientist”

We have a fine program lined up for our August monthly meeting. The main presentation will be by Dr. Gerry Loper, a retired scientist from the USDA honey bee lab here in Tucson. He worked with bees more than 40 years and did some important work related to the arrival of Africanized bees to Arizona. His presentation with cover several topics, including bee “washboarding” behavior  as well as his ground-breaking research in using radar to identify DCAs, drone congregation areas, where drones gather in search of queens with whom to mate. He will also talk about his current interest in exploring why honey bee drones follow UAVs, mechanical drones.


Other items on the agenda

  • State of the hive—what is going on in the beeyard this month
  • Raffle of beekeeping tools for those attending in person


Join the Meeting in Person

Where: American Legion Hall, 330 W. Franklin Street, Tucson. There is plenty of free parking available at the Legion Hall and on the street.


Join via Zoom 

Time: August 9, 2022 07:00 PM Tucson

Meeting ID: 861 0801 8663

Passcode: 573519


Dial in: (346) 248-7799 US 


SAZBA Tee Shirts

We have a few SAZBA tee shirts remaining from our original order. We will have them at the meeting if you want to purchase one.

Become a Member for 2022

It is not too early to pay your SAZBA dues for 2022. Individual dues are only $15  ($20 family) and those funds help SAZBA support the local beekeeping community.

You can pay your membership via PayPal on our website on our Membership Page.  Please put your full name and email and “membership dues 2022” in the notes field of the PayPal payment.