Why did TBA create THBEA?

The simple answer is that TBA wanted to clearly separate the organization and corporate structure that is TBA from the desire to have a purely “educational” association which can receive tax-deductible contributions and can focus on the needs of beekeepers and the beekeeping industry. Many TBA members already donate their funds to the work of TBA. Having a separate organization like THBEA now allows these members, and others, to receive a tax-deductible receipt for their contribution.