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

  • Due to the ongoing coronavirus epidemic, the JCBA meeting scheduled for July has been cancelled.

  • Join us for our monthly meeting - every 3rd Thursday (except Dec.), 6:30 pm at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens! All are welcome and membership is not required to come
  • Did you find a swarm?! Need someone to remove it? Check out our list of JCBA members who would love to help! 
We welcome anyone to attend our monthly meetings to learn more about beekeeping and meet local beekeepers! See below for our meeting schedule!​
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


April 16th- Cancelled

May 21st- Cancelled

June 18th- Cancelled

July 16th - Cancelled

August 20th

September 17th

October 15th

November 19th - Club Banquet and Potluck

December - No Meeting

Previous Meetings:

January 16th - Jim Tew

Presented on the fundamentals of honeycomb and how honeybees use, build and organize their comb.

February 20th

Audrey Sheridan - Small Hive Beetle Management: Is Trapping Our Best Option? Audrey comes to us from Mississippi State University and the bulk of her work has been dedicated to researching Small Hive Beetles and how bees and beekeepers interact with them.

March/April - Cancelled

2020 Officers

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

2020 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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