York County Beekeepers Association

2022 Open Hive and June Monthly Meeting

Description The regular monthly meeting for June will instead be an Open Hive event featuring Jen Lund performing a hive inspection. There is a fair chance an alcohol mite roll will be performed and if you haven’t seen one, then you should plan to attend and become more familiar with this great diagnostic tool. There is also a fair chance that bees will be present and screened hoods are recommended. Time 2pm‎ – ‎4pm‎ (Eastern Time – New York) Date

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March 9th Hybrid Meeting

The SCBA will be holding a hybrid meeting that will give you the option of coming in person to Morse High School in Bath or dialing in via Zoom.  Please take note of the following details… About the meeting Date: Wednesday, March 9, 2022 from⋅6:00 – 8:30pm Agenda: Club business will be discussed from 6:30 – 7:00. There will be at least one motion to put to a vote.  Karen Thurlow will present, via Zoom, on seasonal management from 7:00

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Monthly meeting for January cancelled

SCBA Beeks, I hope that you are all keeping well. Due to the wave of COVID that is sweeping our state and world right now we have opted to cancel next week’s scheduled SCBA meeting (for January 12th, 2022).  We will try to meet in February if the conditions permit, and if not, we will set up a virtual lecture.  Suggested topics are welcomed. January is a great time to take inventory of your equipment, make repairs, and place an

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Fundamentals of Beekeeping

This six-class course of instruction is designed for those that wish to become a beekeeper. The course will cover the what, why, and how of beekeeping. Topics include but are not limited to bee biology, equipment requirements and setup, seasonal management techniques, diseases, pest management, honeybee environmental benefits, and hive products. The goal of this course is to develop a foundation for new beekeepers to be prepared to keep bees. A course textbook will be provided to each student. Jan 25 – Mar 8th, 2022

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Introduction to Beekeeping

This one-day introduction course by Daniel Dolan will provide an overview of beekeeping for those considering beekeeping or just wanting to learn more about honeybees. The course will cover equipment required, equipment sources, cost, level of effort required, basic bee biology and care, etc. The course is intended to provide basic background information and a general understanding of beekeeping, to help determine if beekeeping is for you. The course is not intended to function as a full beekeeping course; it

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SCBA December meeting – potluck dinner and honey tasting contest

Blind Honey Tasting Wednesday, December 8th at 6:00 pm *** Begin Update The Club officers have made the decision to cancel the December meeting due to the current spike in Covid-19 cases. It was determined that cancelling this month was in the best interest of the health and welfare of club members, our families, and the community  The SCBA officers will reevaluate whether the club will meet virtually, or in person in January. Note: Bee school is still a GO for

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MSBA Annual Meeting

Dr. David Tarpy MSBA 2021 Annual Meeting Saturday, October 16th, 8:30 am-noon Join us for a morning of presentations which will focus on honey bee queens and queen issues that affect hive management. The speakers are North Carolina State University professor of entomology and extension specialist in honey bee biology Dr. David Tarpy, and Massachusetts State Apiary Inspector Paul Tessier. State Apiarist Jennifer Lund will provide an overview of what she’s observed during hive inspections throughout the state over the past season, as well

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