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Boston Nature Center, Mattapan
Apr 11th 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
This intermediate level beekeeping workshop will discuss the causes of and reasons for honeybee swarms, how to manage and reduce the swarm impulse in your own hives, and what to do if you notice swarming behavior in your colonies. If weather and time permit, we may head outside to the apiary. Please wear long pants, closed toe shoes, and bring your veil if you have one.
Mar 22nd 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
In this one-session introductory workshop you will gain an introduction to the fascinating world of the honeybee. We will talk about what it takes to keep a busy, productive hive of bees happy; where to get bees of your own; how to set up and maintain a hive; and what types of activities and time commitment are required throughout the year. This is a beginner’s workshop, so no previous knowledge is required. The workshop will include time for Q&A, and a honey tasting.
Topsfield Fairgrounds
Mar 14th 9:00 pm - 4:00 pm
2015 Spring Mass Bee Meeting
Leicester Knights of Columbus Hall
Mar 07th 8:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Two of the nations premier apiary scientists for this meeting will be there in order for all of us to advance our beekeeping knowledge and skills. Dr. Spivak and Dr. Finstrom are both outstanding speakers and are a wealth of knowledge. They will be able to answer your advanced questions on honeybees and fill you in on current research to save our bees.
Harvard University
Feb 27th 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
In this presentation, Ken Warchol (Worcester County Beekeepers Association President) will discuss the dynamics and signs in the beehive that beekeepers should recognize in order to prevent swarming and then prescribe options...
Tufts University
Feb 17th 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Rachael Bonoan, Kelsey Graham and Natalie Kerr are Tufts graduate students researching bees in the Boston area. We are thrilled that, after touring us around their field research sites last summer, these scientists have offered to share the findings of their recent research with us! Kelsey and Rachael will both be talking about their research which was featured in this Tufts Now article and Natalie will be discussing bumble bee population dynamics.
Loring Greenough House
Jan 22nd 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The course will cover the basic techniques of "organic" beekeeping, including materials and equipment, beehive structure, the life cycle of bees, hive development and dynamics, seasonal apiary work, honey and hive products, common pests and diseases, and "organic" hive management. We will taste local and varietal honeys, and learn about harvesting and using bee products. You will learn everything you need to know to set up your own backyard apiary.
Jan 10th - All Day
Interested in organic farming, backyard gardening, or food justice? Don’t miss the NOFA/Mass Winter Conference on January 10 at Worcester State University. Featuring 70 workshops on: beekeeping (Breeding Honeybees with Bonita & Dan Conlon of Warm Colors Apiary and Beekeeping for Beginners with Sanne Kure-Jensen), vegetable production, health, livestock, skill building and lots more.
Follow The Honey
Dec 14th 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Enjoy an informal meeting with Author Dr. Noah Wilson-Rich whose book takes an incomparable look at this astounding diversity, blending an engaging narrative with practical, hands-on discussions of such topics as beekeeping and bee health. It explores our relationship with the bee over evolutionary time, delving into how it came to be, where it stands today, and what the future holds for humanity and bees alike.
Oct 21st 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Annie Silverman, a local beekeeper and artist who has a large body of work about bees, will be teaching a class "PRINT, WAX, POKE & STITCH". Some of you may have seen it in person at one of the BABA meetings this past year, as Annie was lovely enough to bring some of her beautiful pieces with her.