Serving the Beekeepers of East Texas since 1985
East Texas Beekeepers Association, Inc.

Formed in 1985; Non-profit since 2000.

Welcome to our website!

Got bees?  Interested in bees?  Or just stumble across us?


Join us at Whitehouse United Methodist Church, 405 W Main, in Whitehouse, TX  (map link)

the first Thursday of each month, 6:45-8:45 pm.

The public is always invited to join us and learn about honeybees and their importance in our world. We offer the opportunity to meet beekeepers of all ages, hear knowledge guest speakers, and join in family friendly activities.  Snacks are served at each meeting,

ETBA offers a variety of educational and mentoring opportunities.


What is the East Texas Beekeepers Association, Inc.?


It is an organization of beekeepers (mostly hobbyist) from the East Texas area.  


What does the ETBA do?


1) Publishes a helpful and informative monthly newsletter


2) Provides an opportunity to hear presentations by leading individuals in beekeeping and related areas each month


3) Provides access to an extensive and up-to-date video library


4) Provides hands on experience in workshops and classes taught by experienced beekeepers


5) Provides the opportunity for one-on-one discussions with any of our veteran beekeepers (many of which are willing to mentor less experienced beekeepers on their own time)


6) Provides access to the latest scientific and political data effecting bees and beekeeping


7) Maintains a website containing information important to the beekeeper


8) Sponsors educational programs such as the large scale observation hives at Texas Eastman Nature Preserve, Stephen F. Austin State University, The Science Discovery Place in Tyler and the Texas Freshwater Fish Hatcheries in Athens, TX.  Many members serve personally by presenting educational talks to classrooms at East Texas and local organizations.


9) Participates in educational events such as the Agricultural education program at the East Texas State Fair.


10) Offers fun, food and fellowship at each of our monthly meetings.

If you are interested in joining, come to a meeting or join online!