Mount Baker Beekeepers Association (MBBA) is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose purpose is to promote the management of and interest in honeybees for honey production and pollination. The club was founded in 1971 by beekeepers from Whatcom and Skagit Counties, in collaboration with the County Cooperative Extension Service and the late Roy Thurber, former State Bee inspector in our area, bee gadgeteer, and prolific author of articles for the bee magazines.
Regular meetings are held the Third Wednesday of each month, 7 PM at Gateway Centre Executive Suites, 1313 E. Maple Street in Bellingham. Check the Meetings page for information about the next scheduled meeting.
Bee Bits, our online newsletter, features a monthly meeting reminder and agenda, articles and links of interest to beekeepers, and comments from our members.
mtbakerbees is an online discussion group for Whatcom, Skagit and Lower BC beekeepers. Join us to talk about your beekeeping experiences, to ask questions about beekeeping, and to see what beekeeping around here is all about. Forum members range from experienced veterans to “new-bees.” Catch the buzz online or through email!
An important service is provided every year by our MBBA Swarm Catchers. Each year we publishes a list of members who are willing to capture and remove swarms. The list is posted on our website and sent to emergency service dispatchers, the WSU Extension Office, the Humane Society, and farm supply stores.
Need an orchard or berry crop pollinated? Most commercial pollinators are not interested in renting hives to growers unless 25 or more are needed. However, a few MBBA members are willing to provide beehives for pollination jobs that require fewer hives. See our Pollination page.