The Dane County Beekeepers Association (DCBA) exist to promote and improve the beekeeping practices for commercial and hobby beekeepers; improve the marketing of apiary products; and promote the concerns among beekeepers in the Dane County, Wisconsin area.

Next Meetinghoney bee

May 2, 2017
  • May 2017 Club Meeting - BEE COUNTED: A national citizen science project
    May 2, 2017 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

    Location: Pinney Library, 204 Cottage Grove Rd, Madison, WI 53716, USA


    Presented by: Rich Morris, Lead Drone, BroodMinder

    Rich is an engineer, a product designer, and an avid beekeeper. After keeping bees for 8 years, he became increasingly curious to know what was going in in his hives when he wasn’t there. BroodMinder was born out of that curiosity. Partnering with a team of like-minded professionals, Rich has used his extensive design experience to create beekeeper-friendly wireless beehive monitors in a quest to better understand and sustain our precious bees. BEE COUNTED is an effort to collect nationwide hive data at over 10,000 locations into a public domain database to be shared with bee lovers everywhere.

Membership

We are an informal group of beekeepers in the Wisconsin Dane County area. Anyone keeping bees or interested in keeping bees is welcome to participate. Join the a Madbees google group to join in the email discussion and/or join us our monthly meetings.

Mentoring

Many club members are able and willing to give you practical help.  Post your request on Madbees, and someone will answer. Alternately, a club member, Jeanne Hansen is available to call at 608-244-5094