• Josh with full frame
  • Working with honeybees
  • Bees working on plastic frame
  • Andy wrapping Hives
  • Monthly Meeting
  • Frame entering Extractor
  • Young Beekeepers
  • Several Hives
  • The Bee Truck
  • Jerrell Thomas in backyard
  • Josh with Final Product
  • Hive Collapse Disorder!
  • Martin cutting off caps

Meetings & Events

2014 Meeting Schedule

 Meetings of the Milwaukee Waukesha Beekeepers Association are normally held on the first Monday of each month at 6:30pm in the large meeting room of the Brookfield Library on Calhoun Road. Meetings include education, a business meeting and social time to get together with other beekeepers. The following is a list of meeting dates: 

January 6
February 3
March 3
April 7
May 5
June 2
July 7
August 4
September 8
October 6
November 3
December 1 – Christmas Party

2014 Workshop Schedule

Event: Beginning Beekeeping Class
Date: Saturday, February 1st, 8am to 4pm or so
Location: Hemken Honey Company in Big Bend

This class will cover the basics of beekeeping and is intended for new beekeepers. We will explain what honeybee critters do, and how they do it. This is presented in an informal style, intended to fill up the newbie with honeybee information. This class is held in a working honey house, with plenty of opportunity to look, ask and discuss.  Cost is $55. Spouse or family member is an additional $20.  Includes the class, munchies, drinks, and a book to take home. Please contact Andy for a spot at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or call 414.531.8220. There is limited availability to insure better interaction and understanding. Second potential date of Sunday, February 2nd, if first class is filled.

Event: Beekeeping Equipment Workshop
Date: Saturday, March 1st, 8am to noon or so
Location: Hemken Honey Company in Big Bend

The workshop covers a review of various beehive equipment including hands on demonstrations. Depending on the group, there may be workshop space for you to work on your own equipment following the workshop. Cost is $25. Please contact Andy to sign up for a spot. Limited availability. Some bee equipment may be available .

Package Bees

Package bees are available again this year through Andy at Hemken Honey Company. These will be two pound packages with a delivery date in April. Packages need to be ordered by March 1st or earlier, as there is a limited supply. Details will be forthcoming at the regular MWBA meetings. Order packages by calling Andy at 414.531.8220.