To raise awareness of the importance of bees in the environment and to foster their health.
To advance beekeeping generally; to broaden the knowledge of beekeeping among its members; and to foster the best practices and techniques in apiary management.
Providing educational opportunities to further the development of beekeepers, researching and implementing best practices and offering as many free activities are EMBA’s primary goals.
Education + Development
EMBA prides itself on holding professionally organized meetings, programs, and events, spanning every month of the year. Speakers, researchers, and educators of national renown are frequent guests of the EMBA, as the club’s reputation continues to grow nationally.
The EMBA believes in promoting best practices, based on the results of scientific research, and in using those findings and practices to promote beekeeping in a manner that ensures both the health of the bees and the success of their keepers. Teaching beekeepers the biology of the colony lets them learn to anticipate what the bees will be doing, and react to what they actually choose to do. Truly understanding the colonies’ needs and challenges enables beekeepers to truly be stewards their hives’ prosperity.
Virtually all of the rich annual program is free of charge, as the club relies on minimal annual dues and the success of limited fundraising events, to underwrite its’ expenses. As a non-profit organization, it is staffed completely by unpaid volunteers, and 100% of the funds raised are used for the benefit of the club members and to promote beekeeping in the community.
Our Board Members volunteer their time to serve on the EMBA board. They have a passion for bees and beekeeping.
The board’s continual efforts to promote successful beekeeping are supported with the never ending support of additional members and volunteers.