About

Honey CatkinThe Mountain Empire Beekeepers Association, located  in the beautiful mountains of Southwestern Virginia, was created in 1980 by a small, loosely knit group of beekeepers.  We are headquartered in the town of Wytheville, Virginia where Interstates of I-81 and I-77 intersect.  We began in 1980 with about twenty members and have grown to over one hundred members.  Our membership represents the counties of Wythe, Carroll, Grayson, Bland, Smyth, Pulaski, and Washington.

Our Mission

The objectives of our organization are to promote and support:

  1. an understanding of and solutions to the common apiculture problems of the Association members;
  2. apiculture education and the use of more productive methods of beekeeping;
  3. the development of both the scientific and practical aspects of apiculture;
  4. good relations with other organizations which share a common interest in apiculture;

We meet every 4th Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in room 122 Smyth Hall at Wytheville Community College.  In November we meet on the 3rd Thursday since the 4th Thursday is Thanksgiving.  We do not have a meeting in December.  Click here for a campus map.

Please note, as per college regulations there will be no food or beverages allowed in the classroom. Refreshments will be served in the hallway.

If you are a current member of MEBA, please be sure to like Mountain Empire Beekeepers on Facebook. 

 

For more information about Mt. Empire Beekeeper’s Association contact the association secretary at: abeeskep@gmail.com