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January 2015

Jan 8

VERMONT - Bennington County Beekeepers Club Limited

Meeting reminder:

When: Thursday, January 8, 2015

Where: Crispe Room, Vermont Veterans Home, 325 North Street, Bennington VT

Time: 7 PM pot luck meal; 7:35 business meeting; guest: Mike Palmer, St.
Albans VT sharing Raising Brood Factories.

Note: April 16 guest: Dan Conlon, South Deerfield MA

Beekeeping Shortcourse 2015 dates: Jan. 29, Feb. 5, 12, 19, and March 5.

More at and .

To contact Jacob try .

Jan 10

Bee hive assembly and workshop

Rochester NY, January 10, 2015, Saturday 1-3PM, Hansen Nature Center at Tinker Park
Topic: Bee hive assembly and workshop- BRING YOUR TOOLS AND WOOD, you are invited to share your woodworking projects (Bee related)
Bee yard visit and discussion following meeting.
Peter Sieling has been a woodworker, lumber processor and kiln operator for over twenty five years. He has written several books for Mason Crest Publishing and Garreson Publishing, plus numerous articles for Popular Woodworking, Sawmill and Woodlot, Better Homes and Gardens Wood magazine, and Christian Science Monitor. The author has owned and operated Garreson Lumber Company for over twenty years, drying over 750,000 BF of lumber.
Contact: Pat,;

Jan 13

WV - beginning beekeeping course

Cabell County Career Technology Center, 1035 Norway Ave, Huntington WV will be offering a beginning Beekeeping course starting on Jan 13, 2015. There will be six two-hour long classes starting on Jan 13, 20, 27, Feb 3, 10 and 17th. Each class will start at 6:30pm and stop at 8:30pm. All basic information for starting beekeeping will be covered. Long-time beekeeper Gabe Blatt will be the instructor.

For more information and an application Please call Terry Spurlock at Cabell County Career Technology Center 304-528-5108

Jan 17

Austin 4th Annual Beekeeping Seminar

Date: Jan. 17th 2015
What: Austin 4th Annual Beekeeping Seminar
Who: Sponsored by The Austin Area Beekeepers Association
Where: Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave, Austin, TX 78739
Cost: $40
Why: The mission of this daylong seminar is to educate people of all experience levels in sustainable bee husbandry and to provide funding for The Texas A&M Honey Bee Lab.
Description: This is a daylong seminar offering 3 different educational presentations running concurrently in each time slot throughout the day. This will provide many beginning or advanced subjects to choose from. Morning sessions will include two separate and thorough presentations on Beginning Beekeeping and Advanced Beekeeping Management.

Afternoon sessions will include many different presentations including:

Honey Bee Foraging; Varroa Management; Brood Disease Control; Swarm Capture Techniques; Taking Advantage of the Texas Beekeeping Tax Exemption; Colony Examination and Frame Reading for Beginners; Learn Honey Extraction Techniques and Alternative Hive Products; Beneficial Bee Flowers; Queen Finding and Requeening Techniques; The Latest in the Texas Bee Lab Research; Colony Supersedure and Management; Keeping Bees in an Africanized Zone; Nutrition Management; Spring Management

Professor Juliana Rangel - Posada Entomology Texas A&M
Mark Dykes - Chief Texas Apiary Inspector
Karl Acuri - Austin Area Beekeepers Assoc. (Co-organizer) and natural beekeeper.
Dennis Herbert - Author of original bee tax exemption bill.
Fred Hall - Williamson Co. Extension Specialist and 2nd generation beekeeper
Lily Rosenman - Austin Area Beekeepers Assoc. (Co-organizer) and natural beekeeper
Becky Bender - TX Master Naturalist
Brandon Fehrenkamp - Natural Beekeeper Activist and owner of Austin Bees (formerly Eastside Honey Co.)
Lance Wilson - Certified Master Beekeeper GMB

For more info and to register for this event go to For additional information you can email Lance Wilson:

This organization is non-profit and all proceeds of this event will be used to promote sustainable beekeeping practices and provide support to our much appreciated Texas A&M Honey Bee Lab. This should be a lot of fun, everyone please come out and see us.

Jan 17

Metro Atlanta Beekeepers Association

Metro Atlanta Beekeepers Association is holding their annual course on January 17, 2015 at the Atlanta Botanical Garden on Piedmont Road in Atlanta.
Our instructors include Dr. Jaime Ellis, Jennifer Berry, Keith Fielder, and several Georgia Master Beekeepers.

For more information, go to:

Jan 25

Long Island Beekeepers Club

The Long Island Beekeepers Club will host Amy Weeks, a Louisiana queen breeder who mentored in Marla Spivak?s Minnesota Hygienic queen rearing program with an original member. The breeder stock she uses comes from those who were in the 10 year program.
2pm to 4pm at the Frank Brush Barn located at 211 E. Main Street (Route 25), Smithtown, New York. For further information contact us at or 631-265-8249

Jan 26

Red Creek Beekeepers

The next meeting of the Red Creek Beekeepers is Monday, January 26, at 7:00 p.m. at the Sunflower Community Center. WE have missed some of you at our meetings! Hope to see you as we start a new year.

One item of interest is the Coastal Research & Extension Center producer advisory council meeting. Some of you are getting a copy of the invitation below. If you are interested, please come and give your input. We in Extension work to meet your needs. The afternoon session with Apiculture is for beekeepers to express their needs, share ideas of what kinds of programs are most beneficial, and meet folks from other parts of the southeast who are also involved in Apiculture. We all know there are some problems and the bees are being effected. If as a group and as individuals, you don't express your concern and needs, we are fighting a loosing battle. Come join us for the discussion.

Jan 27

Back Yard Beekeepers Association - Connecticut

Back Yard Beekeepers Association 2015 Speaker Schedule:

January 27, Sam Droege on The Glorious Diversity of Other Bees
February 24, Dr. Meghan Milbrath on Keeping a Healthy Hive
March 31, Izzy Hill on the Bugonia Project
April 28, Dr. Diana Sammataro subject TBD
May 26, Wyatt Mangum subject TBD            
June 30: Dinner Meeting
September 29, Sam Comfort subject TBD
October 27, Juliana Rangel Posada on the Reproductive Biology of Honey Bees            
November 17, Michael Fairbrother of Moon Light Meadery on Mead

Each month we have timely weekend hands-on inspection workshops, bee school, mentor program and more. Please check our web site for the dates and locations or more information at

Jan 31

12th Annual Honey Bee Expo - West Virginia

Saturday 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
What: 12th Annual Honey Bee Expo
When: Saturday, January 31st, 2015, 8:30am-3:30pm (Doors open at 7:30am)
Where: Campus of WVU, Parkersburg, WV
Cost: $20.00 if pre-registered by January 13, 2015/ $25.00 at the door
Children - 12yrs. and younger/ $8.00

Contact: Teresa Wagoner (304) 375-4919
Web Site:

Jan 31

Beekeeping Classes - Wisconsin

Saturday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
You are invited to attend one of our day-long ?Beekeeping Classes? to be held at the Dane Co. Extension Building, 5201 Fen Oak Dr, Madison, WI 53718. Beginners Classes will repeat on Jan 31, Feb. 28, March 28, April 11 and May 2, 2015. Second Step Class is on March 21, 2015. All classes run from 9am - 4pm. The fee of $50 covers coffee, handouts, free sample journals and catalogues, and props galore for you to handle. To register, contact Jeanne Hansen at 608-244-5094 or