I am starting my 10th year as a member of MCBA and my 9th year as a beekeeper. Along the way I spent a year as a director and several years as treasurer. One of my favorite services was handling registrations for the Beginners Classes. Doing so gave me the opportunity to meet all the new members and help get them interested and excited for the class. My beeyard typically has 7-10 hives for over wintering.