Maximizing Honey Production

Virtual Event Virtual Event

Join us for a Zoom call with Ken Warchol on maximizing honey production. With honey season right around the corner, you will not want to miss this!

Free

Making Salve with Drs. Jane & Allen Dennison

Knights of Columbus 91 Mannville St., Leicester, MA, United States

Our speakers are both medical doctors in Rhode Island and use honey in making a number of ointments and salves for healing wounds and other medical issues. You will be able to produce your own ointment at this meeting and watch the doctors do a demonstration on volunteers. They will also talk about allergic reactions […]

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Three Ways to Split a Colony

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Swarm season is almost upon us--do you know how to split your colonies? In this Zoom event, the WCBA will teach you to do just that. Scott Herbert will cover how to split your colonies if you see queen cups or queen cells without a mated queen. He will also discuss when and how to […]

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First 2024 Hive Opening

Dave Lewcon's 201 West River Rd, Uxbridge, MA, United States

Join us at Dave Lewcon's Blackstone Valley Apiaries for our first 2024 hive opening! Topic: Building up your honeybee colony PROTECTIVE GEAR MUST BE WORN! Ken Warchol will lead us through a discussion about the key points beekeepers should look for in building up their colonies over the season and what manipulations should be done. […]

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Monthly Beginner Q&A

Virtual Event Virtual Event

This monthly Zoom series is open to all members, but content and questions will be geared toward those in their first year of beekeeping and their mentors. We hope you'll join us!

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Single Brood Box Management with Steve Repasky

Virtual Event Virtual Event

The WCBA is very excited to host Steve Repasky for a Zoom discussion on single brood box management. Steve is a second-generation beekeeper from Pittsburgh, PA. He's a nationally recognized speaker and author as well as EAS Master Beekeeper. Steve is past President of the Pennsylvania State Beekeepers Association, past President and co-founder of Burgh […]

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What’s Killing Our Colonies?

Virtual Event Virtual Event

MDAR's Paul Tessier will kick us off with a discussion on mite biology and treatment options. Then Ken Warchol will lead us through a dissection of several case studies fro our overwintering survey to highlight the missteps we're seeing our members take when it comes to mite management. These are real survey responses that are […]

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Hive Opening at Peter Hoffman and Carol Leary’s

Peter Hoffman's 183 Randall Rd, Berlin, MA, United States

TOPIC: Hobby Workshops WCBA experts will demonstrate several workshops at this event. Chuck Neveau will demonstrate how to make hand cream and lip balm. Ken Tubman will show us how to make mead, and will have different varieties on hand to sample. Anne and Cindy Lenault will teach you to prepare your honey for fairs […]

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MassBee Field Day 2024

MDAR Amherst 911 North Pleasant St, Anherst, MA, United States

The Massachusetts Beekeepers Association is holding its annual FIELD DAY on Saturday, June 15, 2024. The event is hosted by Franklin County Beekeepers Association. The registration table will open at 8:00 am. The Field Day will start at 9:00 am. The event is free and open to all. Field Day Happenings 4 presentation sessions / […]

DATE CHANGED-NOW SUNDAY! Hive Opening and Cookout at Scott Malkasian’s

Scott Malkasian's 51 Dowd's Ln, Princeton, MA, United States

The meeting kicks off with our annual cookout. Scott Malkasian generously provides hamburgers, hot dogs, and condiments. Bring your family members and your appetite! Lunch will be followed by the smoker contest to determine the WCBA Champion. We will have a newbee division (1-3 years in beekeeping) and a senior division. The champion in each […]

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