The Barnstable County Beekeepers Association (BCBA) is a 40+ year-old group of more than 300 honeybee enthusiasts from Cape Cod and the surrounding area. The BCBA meets monthly to discuss topics relevant to beekeeping on Cape Cod. Topics include hive management, honeybee pests and diseases, swarm control, plants and pollination and extracting honey. In addition, the club runs a number of annual activities including a course on the Basics of Beekeeping and a display at the Barnstable County Fair and the Harvest Fest. Members of the BCBA range from beekeeping hobbiests with one or two hives to those who run beekeeping businesses with several hives. All members enjoy the following benefits:
Access to the club’s large library of videos and books on beekeeping in CLAMS
The opportunity to learn from established beekeepers’ experiences as well as those of state and regional bee associations subscriptions to the club’s monthly newsletter the chance to sell bee products at the fair.
BCBA Mission Statement
To engage exclusively in charitable, educational, scientific and literary purposes, including but not limited to, the promotion and education of the general public about various species of bees, including the honeybee, and the various health and environmental benefits of the honey bee.