Membership dues are $20.00 per individual if paid before March 31. After that date, dues are $25.00 (Note for 2020 we are NOT increasing dues). Your membership dues payment is for the calendar year for which you enroll. Membership is free (non-voting) for students age 18 years and under. Students must sign up in person at an MDBA meeting.
Benefits of Membership
- Monthly meetings with speakers (do not need to be a member to attend)
- Hands-on workshops
- Bee Day/Spring Workshop and Access to package bee orders
- Email subscription to The Diablo Bee newsletter (classified ads free to members)
- Invitations to participate in beekeeping events
- Mentor program
- Focus groups
- Opportunity to join the Swarm List
- Lending library with over 100 beekeeping titles, including DVD’s
- Equipment rentals
- Gala BBQ in October
- Voting privileges and volunteer opportunities
- Being part of a vibrant community of beekeepers
Join MDBA or Renew Your Membership
Membership dues paid before March 31 are $20.00 per individual. After March 31, dues are $25.00 per individual (Note for 2020 we are NOT increasing dues). (Membership dues are fees and are not considered a donation).
MDBA Mentor Program
We have many experienced members who are willing to help our member “newbees” get started or become better beekeepers. Find yourself a mentor by participating in a Focus Group or Mini-Bee Workshop. Also, when you receive the Membership Roster, look for the designation next to the names of those members who have volunteered to be Mentors. We have also chosen some online resources, magazines, PDFs and books that may help beginners along their path to successful beekeeping.
So . . . keep learning, ask your questions and share your knowledge. And of course . . .