The Jefferson County Beekeepers Association seeks to promote beekeeping through the education of its beekeepers about the honeybee and assist in the sale of honeybee products.


Important Updates

Monthly Meeting Scheduled each 3rd Thursday of each month. Members and non-members are welcome to come and learn about honeybees.
August Meeting: Thursday, August 19th; Jimmy Carmack speaking on Advanced Honey Processing
Did you find a swarm?! Need someone to remove it? Check out our list of JCBA members who would love to help! 
JCBA members who are current on their dues should have received our July newsletter via email. If you haven't gotten it, please check your spam folder! 
email us at  jeffcobees@jeffcobees.org to get on our mailing list if you have not received our newsletter.
We welcome anyone to attend our monthly meetings to learn more about beekeeping and meet local beekeepers! See below for our meeting schedule!​

2021 Scheduled Meetings

Thursday, September 16 

Thursday, October 21

Thursday, November 18 (banquet)

Previous Meetings: 

July Meeting: Update on Varroa, by Michael Steinkampf, UGA Master Craftsman Beekeeper.

June Meeting: General update on beekeeping and Q&A Panel

Swarm Removal


Do you need help removing a swarm?

Here's our list of people to contact!

Beginner's Classes


Each year we offer a spring class for beginners to learn how to keep bees.

Classified Ads


From equipment to bees, check out our classified ads here.



Looking for local honey? Our members have it—find out where to buy it here!

Helpful Links


Here's a collection of helpful links to other Associations, State Agencies, Equipment Supplies, and informational websites.




We welcome all, young and old, who wish to learn more about beekeeping, to attend one of our monthly meetings at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens. Bring a friend, or meet new friends here! You don't need to be a member to come to our meetings and our meetings usually have between 40 and 120 beekeepers and aspiring beekeepers in attendance.


See our JCBA Beekeepers Facebook group!


Feel free to send us your thoughts via email here: jeffcobees@jeffcobees.org.

Meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month except December

2021 Officers

Dr. Michael Steinkampf – President
Ben Johnson– Vice President
Rose McKinney – Secretary
Dan Puckett– Treasurer

2021 Board of Directors

Dr. Leland Hull

Jeff Lisenby

Virgil Matthews

Fred Phillips

Neil Sanders

Dr. Jeff Stone

John DeBuys (past president)

Sallie Lee (Alabama Cooperative Extension Service representative)






Jefferson County Beekeepers Association

P.O. Box 530123

Mountain Brook, AL 35253

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