The "Anchor Room" on the 1st floor
Jan 15th 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mel Glad will present "Natural Approaches to treating Honeybees: Discussion of the positive effects of using natural fungus, mushrooms & other plants to treat threats to our honeybees".
Leicester Knights of Columbus Hall
Oct 04th 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
All day Worcester County Beekeepers Conference in Leicester, MA. Speakers include Dr. Tom Rinderer and Dr. Tom Seeley
Sep 20th 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Hive opening by Ken Warchol on preparing your hives for winter months.
Boston Nature Center
Sep 18th 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
One of the greatest challenges to beekeeping in Massachusetts is getting colonies through the winter. Last year Eastern MA beekeepers lost over 50% of their colonies over the winter months; the bees (and beekeepers) need all the help they can get!
Bantam Cider Company
Sep 17th 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Celebrate the arrival of fall with cider, honey, and a book signing on Wed. Sept. 17th. In partnership with the Museum of Science there is going to be a bee-related event at the Bantam Cider Tap Room in Union Square, Somerville. Local bee expert and author Noah Wilson-Rich, PhD, and Alex Lu, PhD, will talk about the 20,000 species of bees that exist today, the causes of Colony Collapse Disorder, and the link between neonicotinoid pesticides, bee populations, and human health.
Sep 14th 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Beekeepers, start your smokers! Enter the smoker contest at the Urban Agriculture Fair for a chance to win a shiny new hive tool and bragging rights. Object of the contest; keep your smoker going longer than anyone else.
Harvard Book Store
Sep 12th 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Harvard Book Store and Follow the Honey welcome honey bee expert and founder of The Best Bees Company, Noah Wilson-Rich for a discussion of his book The Bee: A Natural History. Bees pollinate more than 130 fruit, vegetable, and seed crops that we rely on to survive. Bees are crucial to the reproduction and diversity of flowering plants, and the economic contributions of these irreplaceable insects measure in the tens of billions of dollars each year. Yet bees are dying at an alarming rate, threatening food supplies and ecosystems around the world. In this richly illustrated natural history of the bee, Noah Wilson-Rich and his team of bee experts provide a window into the vitally important role that bees play in the life of our planet.
Follow the Honey's outdoor Nectar Deck
Sep 09th 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
After a summer of hands-on apiary excursions we return to the meeting table, this time at one of our favorite community hubs! On the agenda for this gathering is to formalize our status, mission and vision as Boston Area Beekeepers Association, nominate officers for a one-year term (this could be you!), set a regular meeting schedule for the coming year, discuss upcoming beEvents, and check in about our apicultural adventures.
BABA's Teaching Apiary at Boston Nature Center
Aug 24th 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
This free, educational hive inspection (or hive dive) will take us into the heart of a couple of different types of hives at BABA's Teaching Apiary (we have 8-frame and 10-frame Langstroths, a Warre hive and one active Top Bar hive!). This dive will be guided by beekeeper extraordinaire, Anita Deeley of Beverly Bees.
Follow The Honey
Aug 16th 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
National Honey Bee Day and Follow the Honey's 3rd anniversary are a cause for celebration! Join in the festivities Saturday, Aug 16th at Follow the Honey. Speakers and events from noon until 10pm, all free and open to the public, so buzz on by!
Parking lot across from Tufts Sports and Fitness Center
Aug 12th 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Rachael Bonoan, Kelsey Graham and Natalie Kerr are Tufts graduate students researching bees in the Boston area! They (and we) are excited to take us on a tour of their apiaries and introduce us to the research they are conducting, including investigations on honey bee nutrition and brood development, bumble bee population dynamics and how an invasive bee (the wool carder bee) affects foraging behavior of a native bumble bee.