About The Essex County Beekeepers’ Association (ECBA)

The Essex County Beekeepers Association, ECBA, is a non-profit educational organization founded in 1923 by local beekeepers in Essex County, Massachusetts interested in sharing their experiences. In 1998, we celebrated the 75th Anniversary of the club and its association with the Topsfield Fair in Topsfield, MA and received international recognition. We are known to have the largest honey show in North America.

Meetings are held monthly. From November through March, meetings are held on the second Saturday of each month in the evenings, at the Beekeeping Building on Topsfield Fairgrounds in Topsfield Massachusets. In April we hold our annual banquet offsite. From May through September, meetings are held outdoors in the afternoon on the second Sunday of the month. These summer meetings are hosted by members at their homes.

Meetings are our chance to share information about beekeeping and its latest trends and developments. Guest speakers share their knowledge and experiences on all aspects of beekeeping, honey and wax. Dinners, door prizes, raffles and auctions are also included.

In 2023 we celebrate our 100th Anniversary!

All this is made possible by many dedicated members. Our membership consists of all levels of beekeepers, from beginners to experts, amateurs to professionals, children to adults, singles to families. But you don't have to be a beekeeper to join. Come to learn about honey and beeswax! Our strong point is our friendly relations based on active participation.

Do you need help with a swarm?
If you have a swarm please try to make sure they are HONEY BEES first and not something else. We are not exterminators!
Then please call one of our beekeepers right away.---> Beekeepers Offering Help With Swarms: Printable List sorted by town for 2023 here...Updated July 26, 2023

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