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

[+] DCBA monthly meeting
April 7, 2015 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Barbara Beregszazi and Charles Crites have been successfully keeping bees in top bar hives (TBH) for the past 5 years and will be making the trip from Fond du Lac to share their experience with us. They will discuss the differences between TBHs and Langstroth hives as well as the pros and cons. Charles has also custom-built their hives and will share some tips on building these hives as well as some tool inventions that making caring for bees in TBHs easier.

We will also have some time set aside for any general beekeeping questions that people inevitably have this time of year.

So, come join us to hear what Barbara and Charles have to share with us, and to ask or answer the burning questions on how to care for our favorite pollinators.


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.


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