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Are you a member of MDBA in 2021? 
Please DON'T join again.  Look for a letter in your email from the Mount Diablo Beekeepers Association - Web Site Access on November 2 or 5 giving you login information.  Don't see it?  Look in junk and deleted email files, and if you don't find it there click on forgot my password and the system will send you a new one.  Looking forward to seeing you on the members side.
Your MDBA Board

Hilary Kearney, founder of Girl Next Door Honey

was our Speaker for the January 13,  2022 General Meeting.
The video of the meeting will be posted in Member Resources soon!

Membership Education January 15 Bee Chat

The recording will be posted also in Member Resources.

2022 January MDBA Newsletter


With all the interest in gardening for pollinators two of our master gardener members have volunteered to provide us with some ideas.  Click below to see what Denece and Sheila have to say.

Gardening for pollinators


Wayne Scott a long time member and mentor to many in MDBA passed away on January 11 this year. Wayne, volunteer of the Year in 2018, has disappeared from view, but he will be remembered by many of us in the club for his warm personality, commitment to education and as a person you could always go to when you had a question. He touched so many of us with his advice and his help. He will be dearly missed.

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Are you witnessing a swarm of honey bees  - Apis Mellifera?
We have a group of beekeepers who safely collect swarms and make sure they go to a good home.

Report A Swarm

Our Mission is to promote beekeeping and educate the public about the vital role of bees in our environment.


            In 1979, a handful of East Bay beekeepers got together for the purpose of buying beekeeping supplies and bee packages in bulk. They formed a club in 1982, called The Mount Diablo Beekeepers Association. They learned from one another, worked with each other, building camaraderie around a common interest. 

            Today MDBA has members spanning Contra Costa County and beyond. Our membership includes beekeepers who have been actively keeping bees for over 40 years, and members who have just begun. Most of our members are hobbyist beekeepers and some are small commercial beekeepers in the Bay Area. We have beekeepers who volunteer and manage our Community Education Programming that presents at schools, youth and adult clubs and associations, community events, ag days, and school science fairs. 

            We continue to promote beekeeping though community and member education, mentoring, sharing, and passing our knowledge of beekeeping to new and seasoned beekeepers. We actively support best practices in beekeeping, scientific data and research around the honeybee, and creating habitat for honeybee and native bee pollinators.

Sept 11 hive dive