About Us

The Dane County Beekeepers Association is an informal group of beekeepers in and around Dane County.

Who Can Join?

Anyone is welcome to join the group. The group is made up of hobby beekeepers and commercial beekeepers. 

How Do I Join?

Anyone who is interested can sign up for the Google Group (Madbees) to receive emails with updated information regarding meeting dates, times and locations. 

Anyone who wishes to be a paying member can pay $15/year via PayPal (https://paypal.me/DaneBees). After paying, you can fill out this form: https://forms.gle/K7Xbu9SZLXg6y3d27

We usually meet the first Tuesday of every month. 

Paid Membership

Membership for the club is $15/year and is valid from January through December of the calendar year. Benefits of membership include, but not limited to:

  • Free use of the extractor
  • Ability to vote in club meetings
  • Receive swarm notifications

Dues help cover expenses such as:

  • Door prizes
  • Website name & hosting fees
  • Paying for speakers

Looking for someone to ask questions to?

John Thompson is our current club president.

Email: president@danecountybeekeepers.org

Joe Bessetti is our current club vice president.

Email: vicepresident@danecountybeekeepers.org

Joshua Schmidt is our current club treasurer.

Email: treasurer@danecountybeekeepers.org

Jeanne Hansen is a local beekeeper. She is happy to answer questions regarding beekeeping, and swarms.

Email: jeannehansen317@gmail.com

Phone #: 608-244-5094