How To Join

Gateway Beekeepers Association (GBA) provides its membership with a forum for sharing knowledge in beekeeping, and is dedicated to educating and promoting the benefits of beekeeping to the public.  

Joining our club is a great way to learn more about beekeeping, get answers to any questions you have, meet others with similar interests, and save costs by consolidating orders for equipment.  GBA offers an annual class for new beekeepers beginning in January, in addition to other "hands on" learning throughout the year. 

To join Gateway Beekeepers Association or for more information, email

Doug Hancock or Kathy Lehman,

or join us at any one of our monthly meetings.  GBA meets every third Thursday of the month at 7:00pm at the King George American Legion on the corner of Dahlgren Road (Rt. 206) and Indiantown Road.

Family membership to the Gateway Beekeepers Association is just $15.00 per year.

Come join us and discover how you can get into beekeeping!





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Did You Know:

  • Honey bees' wings stroke 11,400 times per minute, thus making their distinctive buzz.
  • A Honey bee flies 15 M.P.H.
  • During the summer, the typical honey bee colony contains between 40,000 to 70,000 bees.
  • A Honey bee has 5 eyes, two of which are compound and three simple eyes. 
  • Secreted from glands, beeswax is used by the honeybee to build honey comb. It is used by humans in drugs, cosmetics, artists' materials, furniture polish and candles.
  • Honey bees are not aggressive by nature, and will not sting unless protecting their hive from an intruder or are unduly provoked. 
  • Worker bees cooperate to find food and use a pattern of "dancing" (known as the waggle dance) to communicate information regarding resources with each other.

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