Events

Subscribe to RSS Feed

February 2014

Feb 1

19th Annual Alabama Cooperative Extension System Beekeeping Symposium

Saturday
The 19th Annual Alabama Cooperative Extension System Beekeeping Symposium is scheduled for Feb. 1, 2014. Tentatively, the session will be conducted at the Lowder Business Building at Auburn University where it has been held for the past several years. The diversified program will include information updates and information for beekeepers of all experience levels. An individual series of breakout sessions will be specifically for new beekeepers. Equipment vendors from national supply companies will on site. For those who preregister, lunch will be provided by the Alabama Beekeepers Association. If weather permits, an open-hive demonstration will be provided by local beekeepers. In addition to ACES county office websites, information will be posted at: www.onetewbee.com. Dr. James E. Tew, Tewbee2@gmail.com

www.onetewbee.com
Tewbee2@gmail.com


Feb 1

OCBA Oneida County Beekeepers Assoc - Annual Beginning Beekeeping Class

Saturday
Oneida County Beekeepers Association presents a Beginning Beekeeping Class in Rhinelander WI

OCBA will be having its annual beginning beekeeping class on Feb 1st of 2014 from 8:00am to 5:00pm. It will be held at CAVOC, the Cedric A. Vig Outdoor Classroom, 4321 South Shore Drive,Rhinelander, WI 54501. Some of the topics covered will be hive setup, installing bees, supplies needed, hive inspection, bee life cycle and health, and harvesting honey. Presenters include Chris Hansen, owner of Hansen Honey Farm, current president of OCBA and beekeeper of 10 years, Wayne Gerdts of Honey Bee Ware and Moria King, hobby beekeeper and previous president of OCBA. The cost of the class is $35.00/single $45.00/couple. This includes materials, lunch and refreshments. Deadline for registration is January 20th. Please, make checks payable to OCBA and mail to OCBA c/o Moria King 228 Court Park, Rhinelander WI, 54501 For more information go to http://www.oneidacountybeekeepers.com/
or contact Moria King at moria@oneidacountybeekeepers.com"

moria@oneidacountybeekeepers.com
www.oneidacountybeekeepers.com/


Feb 4

Colorado Beekeeping Classes

Tuesday 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Winter 2014: Jan. 7 - Feb. 25
Tuesday evenings 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Eight class sessions.

Classes are in south Longmont at the Boulder County Fairgrounds
Natural Resources Building
9595 Nelson Rd.
Longmont, CO 80501

To register, click "Classes" on the BCBA web site: www.bouldercountybeekeepers.org
Pay online using credit card.
Class size limited. Register early.

For more information call Tom Nangle at 303-678-5631 or email classes@bouldercountybeekeepers.org.

www.bouldercountybeekeepers.org
classes@boulder countybeekeepers.org


Feb 6

Vermont Beekeepers Association Limited

Thursday 7:00 PM - 9:55 PM
Classes for new and beginning beekeepers (Beekeeping Shortcourse):
January 30, February 6, 13, 20, and March 6, 7-9 PM at
Crispe Room,
Vermont Veterans Home,
325 North Street, Bennington VT 05201.

Information contact:

Jacob Esh
110 County St
Bennington, VT 05201
Bennington County Beekeepers Club, LTD
802-447-0198
christianbookstore@myfairpoint.net

www.benningtonbees.blobspot.com
christianbookstore@myfairpoint.net
www.benningtonbees.blobspot.com


Feb 8

Beekeepers Introductory Class Norfolk, Virginia February 8, 15, 22, 2014

Saturday
Beekeepers Introductory Class
Norfolk, Virginia
February 8, 15, 22, 2014

The Beekeepers Guild of Southeast Virginia and the Wesleyan Beekeepers Association present a three-day short course for Beginning Beekeepers with an emphasis on sustainable, chemical-free practices. The course will be held on three consecutive Saturday mornings, February 8,15 & 22, 2014 at Virginia Wesleyan College in Norfolk, Virginia. An optional fourth Saturday open hive demonstration in the bee yard with an equipment assembly workshop and graduation luncheon is included. The course consists of lectures and hands-on demonstrations. This course fulfills the educational requirement of six (6) hours of classroom instruction in introductory beekeeping training for the qualified level of the Virginia Master Beekeeper Program.

Information, syllabus and registration at: http://beekeepersguild.org/

http://beekeepersguild.org/


Feb 8

St. Louis Beekeepers To Host Seventh Annual Beekeeping Workshop and Mardi Gras

Saturday
Prominent Honey Bee Scientists and
Beekeeping Experts to Present Courses for Beginners and Experienced Beekeepers

The Eastern Missouri Beekeepers Association (EMBA) will offer courses of instruction for beginners and experienced beekeepers on Saturday, February 8, 2014, at Maritz in Fenton, Missouri. Space is limited and will be filled on a first-come-first-served basis. The third annual St. Louis Beekeepers Mardi Gras Banquet will be held the evening before the workshop on Friday, February 7, 2014 at Maritz.
Prominent scientists, consultants, and educators, Jennifer Berry, Phil Craft, Katie Lee, and David Tarpy will be among the instructors leading the workshop.
The Experienced Beekeepers? course will be tailored towards intermediate and expert level beekeepers and will place special emphasis on colony health and behavior.
The Beginners? Beekeeping course is intended for persons with no prior beekeeping experience. The class will cover all aspects of basic beekeeping to prepare students to start beekeeping in 2014.
Tuition for the workshop is $75 per person if registered before January 19, 2014. Tuition is $90 per person for those registering on or after January 19th. Registration closes February 1st, unless filled sooner. There will be a waiting list, if needed.
Lunch and refreshments are included in the cost. Registration packets include course materials, an authoritative reference book, beekeeping periodicals, and equipment catalogs.
Vendors include representatives of Dadant & Sons, The Walter T. Kelley Company, and others.
The third annual EMBA St. Louis Beekeepers Mardi Gras Banquet on Friday, February 7th, features New Orleans style food and music, a cash bar, door prizes (including: nucs, queens and beekeeping equipment) and a keynote speaker. The cost of the banquet is in addition to the workshop. For more information, visit www.easternmobeekeepers.com
EMBA supports beginner beekeepers with a broad program of cooperative procurement and educational and social events including coop purchasing of complete beginners? hive and equipment kits, nucleus colonies, and queens for delivery in the spring, and open hive instructional workshops during the season at the Club?s teaching apiary in Creve Coeur, Missouri.
Registration for both exciting beekeeping events is available online at www.easternmobeekeepers.com More information is available by emailing info@easternmobeekeepers.com
www.easternmobeekeepers.com
info@easternmobeekeepers.com


Feb 11

Northeast Texas Beekeepers Association

Tuesday
Northeast Texas Beekeepers Association (NETBA) Information for American Bee Journal February 2014 Calendar of Events:

NETBA's February 11, 2014 program will focus on honey bee health.

Mr. Bill Baxter, Acting Chief Apiary Inspector, is our guest speaker. He will discuss:
?Integrated Pest management for honey bees
?Honey bee diseases and pest.
?Sugar Roll Sampling to determine Varroa Mite population
?Varroa Mite treatment
?Use of VSH bee stock and screen bottom boards
?Small Hive Beetle Control
?How to prevent developing chemical resistant Varroa Mites


Feb 11

Colorado Beekeeping Classes

Tuesday 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Winter 2014: Jan. 7 - Feb. 25
Tuesday evenings 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Eight class sessions.

Classes are in south Longmont at the Boulder County Fairgrounds
Natural Resources Building
9595 Nelson Rd.
Longmont, CO 80501

To register, click "Classes" on the BCBA web site: www.bouldercountybeekeepers.org
Pay online using credit card.
Class size limited. Register early.

For more information call Tom Nangle at 303-678-5631 or email classes@bouldercountybeekeepers.org.
www.bouldercountybeekeepers.org
classes@boulder countybeekeepers.org


Feb 13

Vermont Beekeepers Association Limited

Thursday 7:00 PM - 9:55 PM
Classes for new and beginning beekeepers (Beekeeping Shortcourse):
January 30, February 6, 13, 20, and March 6, 7-9 PM at
Crispe Room,
Vermont Veterans Home,
325 North Street, Bennington VT 05201.

Information contact:

Jacob Esh
110 County St
Bennington, VT 05201
Bennington County Beekeepers Club, LTD
802-447-0198
christianbookstore@myfairpoint.net

www.benningtonbees.blobspot.com
christianbookstore@myfairpoint.net
www.benningtonbees.blobspot.com


Feb 14

NETBA - Texas

Friday
NETBA?s Feb. 14, 2014 program will focus on honey bee health.
Mr. Bill Baxter, Texas Apiary Inspector Service, is our guest speaker. He will discuss:

- Honey bee diseases and pests.
- How to determine Varroa Mite population level
- How to treat Varroa Mite
- Other areas of interest to beekeepers attending meeting.


Feb 15

Connecticut

Saturday
February 15, 2014: (at Woodbury Senior Center, Main St. S. Woodbury, CT)

Speaker: Gus Skamaryc- Background - Long-time beekeeper - maintained over 200 colonies - Long-time member Worchester, MA Beekeepers Association.
Morning session: ?Where do my bees come from?? and second lecture: ?The first bees ever shipped by plane.?
Afternoon session: ?The right way to work with Beeswax.?
---------

April 12, 2014: (at Woodbury Senior
Center, Main St. S. Woodbury, CT)

Speaker: Chris Harp - Background - Long-time beekeeper - maintains bees for institutions and private parties.
Morning session: ?Why natural beekeeping matters.?
Afternoon session: ?Apiary service: Helping honey bees and beekeepers.

---------

June 7, 2014: (at Lockwood Farms
Hamden, CT)
Speaker: Sam Comfort of Anarchy Apiaries - Background - Won his first 7 hives in a poker game.?
Morning session: ?Swarming the state: Anarchy Apiaries.?
Afternoon session: ?Alternative hives for alternative minds.?
---------

October 18, 2014: (at Woodbury Senior
Center, Main St. S. Woodbury, CT)

Speaker: Marina Marchese - Background - Author of The Accidental Beekeeper and her new book with Kim Flottum, The Honey Connoisseur.
Morning session: ?The Honey Connoisseur: Tasting the Terroir of American Honey?
Afternoon session: ?Honey bee lessons from an accidental beekeeper?


Feb 15

Beekeepers Introductory Class Norfolk, Virginia February 8, 15, 22, 2014

Saturday
Beekeepers Introductory Class
Norfolk, Virginia
February 8, 15, 22, 2014

The Beekeepers Guild of Southeast Virginia and the Wesleyan Beekeepers Association present a three-day short course for Beginning Beekeepers with an emphasis on sustainable, chemical-free practices. The course will be held on three consecutive Saturday mornings, February 8,15 & 22, 2014 at Virginia Wesleyan College in Norfolk, Virginia. An optional fourth Saturday open hive demonstration in the bee yard with an equipment assembly workshop and graduation luncheon is included. The course consists of lectures and hands-on demonstrations. This course fulfills the educational requirement of six (6) hours of classroom instruction in introductory beekeeping training for the qualified level of the Virginia Master Beekeeper Program.

Information, syllabus and registration at: http://beekeepersguild.org/
http://beekeepersguild.org/


Feb 18

Colorado Beekeeping Classes

Tuesday 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Winter 2014: Jan. 7 - Feb. 25
Tuesday evenings 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Eight class sessions.

Classes are in south Longmont at the Boulder County Fairgrounds
Natural Resources Building
9595 Nelson Rd.
Longmont, CO 80501

To register, click "Classes" on the BCBA web site: www.bouldercountybeekeepers.org
Pay online using credit card.
Class size limited. Register early.

For more information call Tom Nangle at 303-678-5631 or email classes@bouldercountybeekeepers.org.
www.bouldercountybeekeepers.org
classes@bouldercountybeekeepers.org


Feb 20

Vermont Beekeepers Association Limited

Thursday 7:00 PM - 9:55 PM
Classes for new and beginning beekeepers (Beekeeping Shortcourse):
January 30, February 6, 13, 20, and March 6, 7-9 PM at
Crispe Room,
Vermont Veterans Home,
325 North Street, Bennington VT 05201.

Information contact:

Jacob Esh
110 County St
Bennington, VT 05201
Bennington County Beekeepers Club, LTD
802-447-0198
christianbookstore@myfairpoint.net

www.benningtonbees.blobspot.com
christianbookstore@myfairpoint.net
www.benningtonbees.blobspot.com


Feb 22

Beekeepers Introductory Class Norfolk, Virginia February 8, 15, 22, 2014

Saturday
Beekeepers Introductory Class
Norfolk, Virginia
February 8, 15, 22, 2014

The Beekeepers Guild of Southeast Virginia and the Wesleyan Beekeepers Association present a three-day short course for Beginning Beekeepers with an emphasis on sustainable, chemical-free practices. The course will be held on three consecutive Saturday mornings, February 8,15 & 22, 2014 at Virginia Wesleyan College in Norfolk, Virginia. An optional fourth Saturday open hive demonstration in the bee yard with an equipment assembly workshop and graduation luncheon is included. The course consists of lectures and hands-on demonstrations. This course fulfills the educational requirement of six (6) hours of classroom instruction in introductory beekeeping training for the qualified level of the Virginia Master Beekeeper Program.

Information, syllabus and registration at: http://beekeepersguild.org/
http://beekeepersguild.org/


Feb 22

Kalamazoo Bee Club Annual Bee School

Saturday
The Kalamazoo Bee Club in Kalamazoo, MI will be hosting its annual Bee School on Saturday, February 22, 2014. We are excited to announce that we have several new changes which will make Bee School better than ever this year. First of all, we are pleased to announce that Michael Bush www.bushfarms.com has agreed to come and be our keynote speaker this year. Also, we have found a larger venue, Kalamazoo First Assembly of God www.kfirst.org, which will enable us to double the number of attendees and also provide more sessions in a format in which the attendees can pick and choose and not be locked into a "track". As in past years, we will also have our teacup auction. Registration for this event will be up by December 1, 2013 at www.kalamazoobeeclub.org, so if you have a special beekeeper or wannabee who you would like to give a unique Christmas gift to, consider a registration to Bee School!
www.kalamazoobeeclub.org


Feb 22

Beekeeping for Beginners - Wisconsin

Saturday
You are invited to attend one of our ?Beekeeping for Beginners? classes to be held at the Dane Co. Extension Building, 5201 Fen Oak Dr, Madison, WI 53718. Saturday classes will repeat on Feb. 22, March 29, April 12 and May 10, 2014, running from 9am - 4pm. This class is for those with no experience at all in beekeeping. We will touch on everything you need to know for your first year. The fee of $50 covers a full day of classes, handouts, free sample journals and catalogs, and props galore for you to handle. To register, contact Jeanne Hansen at 608-244-5094 or jeanniealabeannie@yahoo.com.
jeanniealabeannie@yahoo.com


Feb 22

Indiana Bee School XII

Saturday 7:30 AM
The Indiana Beekeepers? Association will hold its Indiana Bee School XII on Saturday, February 22, 2014 at Decatur Central High School, 5251 Kentucky Avenue, Indianapolis, Indiana. Folder pickup starts at 7:30 a.m. (EST) with program starting promptly at 9:00 a.m.
The guest speakers are Jerry Hayes and Dr. Joe Latshaw. There will be sessions for beginner to advanced beekeepers.
Registration Fees: Pre-registration fees are $30.00 per individual or $40.00 per family. Registrations received/post dated February 10, 2014, will be $40.00 per individual or $55.00 per family. Lunch is included.
For more information or to register online: http://indianabeekeeper.com.
You may contact Mike Seib at: 317-432-5342 or mike@seibshoosierhoney.com
indianabeekeeper.com


Feb 22

Henry County Beekeepers Short Course -Georgia

Saturday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
. Saturday, February 22, 2014. Time: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Program location: Public Safety Building, 116 Zack Hinton Pkwy South, McDonough, GA. $25.00 Children 18 and under are free with attending adult 770-473-5434 or www.henrycountybeekeepers.org

www.henrycountybeekeepers.org


Feb 25

Colorado Beekeeping Classes

Tuesday 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Winter 2014: Jan. 7 - Feb. 25
Tuesday evenings 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Eight class sessions.

Classes are in south Longmont at the Boulder County Fairgrounds
Natural Resources Building
9595 Nelson Rd.
Longmont, CO 80501

To register, click "Classes" on the BCBA web site: www.bouldercountybeekeepers.org
Pay online using credit card.
Class size limited. Register early.

For more information call Tom Nangle at 303-678-5631 or email classes@bouldercountybeekeepers.org.
www.bouldercountybeekeepers.org
classes@bouldercountybeekeepers.org


Feb 28

36th Annual Beekeeping Workshop - Tri-County Beekeeper's Assoc. of Northern Ohio

Friday 02/28/14 - 03/1/14
Tri-County Beekeeper's Association of Northern OH will hold their 36th Annual Beekeeping Workshop on February 28th and March 1st, 2014 at the OARDC in Wooster. There will be various educational sessions geared for beginners to experienced beekeepers. There will also be sessions through the day for children, as well as a hands-on room.

Keep an eye out for more information on our website www.tricountybeekeepers.org. We hope to see you in March.
www.tricountybeekeepers.org


Feb 28

7th Annual Chemical Free Organic Beekeepers Conference

Friday 02/28/14 - 03/2/14
As the Organic Beekeepers yahoo.com discussion group has now grown in numbers to over 5500+ members, we have put together our 7th annual meeting for an American Beekeepers Association, for beekeepers into clean Organic Beekeeping, to come together to associate for clean sustainable beekeeping with ZERO treatments, and getting off the artificial feeds, and artificial breeding parameters, not in tandum with Nature.
Meeting to be held in Oracle, Arizona at the YMCA Triangle Y Ranch Camp and Retreat Center 28 Feb - 2 March, 2014. Meeting will start Friday afternoon with signing in, with Friday Night Hello?s/Dinner, run all day Saturday, and thru Sunday afternoon with keynote presentations, general sessions, breakout sessions, hands on workshops, with 6 catered meals. Dinner for Friday night Hello?s will also have speakers. Vendoring welcomed with those attending.
Speakers so far confirmed: Don Downs (Apitherapy); Sam Comfort (TBHs/singing/dancing); Ramona Herboldsheimer (Microbe Update); Bruce Brown (CC Pollen/politics); Jaime de Zubeldia (TBHs vs Langs); Michael Bush (Breeding/Fld Mgt); James Fearnley (UK Pollen/propolis); Jacqueline Freeman (Swarms/swarmketching); Krassimire Kentchev (EU -How he views Dee?s bees); Laura Ferguson, Bee Haven International (History of the Honey Bee).
The fee for meeting includes: accommodations in Lodges (with up to 6 per room dorm style, each with own bath....with bring your own sheets/bedding/blankets, w/men separate from women) for $190 per person, plus six catered meals, access to all meetings/talks/workshops, snacks/break refreshments, and also a camp liability coverage (form required to be filled out). Also no fee for vendors other than normal lodging costs for meeting/catered meals. For those not bringing own sheets/bedding/blankets doing plane travel/other, rental is available at camp office for aprox $10 per person needing.
For more information see:
http://www.tucsonymca.org or visit OrganicBeekeepers at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/organicbeekeepers/ or contact Dee Lusby for information/registration at: 520-398-2474 late eve. For payment of registration per person of $190, due in advance of attending with check or moneyorder, send to Organic Beekeepers % Dee Lusby, HC 65, Box 7450, Amado, Arizona 85645, with stamped self addressed envelope, for returning receipt and more information on YMCA to sender, plus liability/medical form to be filled out. Note: $190 fee is a straight fee whether sleeping/eating at camp or not. For general information concerning the meeting contacts are Keith Malone (Alaska) 907-688-0588, and Ramona/Dean at 978-407-3934.
www.tucsonymca.org
groups.yahoo.com/group/organicbeekeepers/


Feb 28

NEVADA - Mason Valley Bee Conference

Friday 02/28/14 - 03/1/14
Mason Valley Bee Conference, Yerington, Nevada February 28, 2014 6:30 to 9:00 pm March 1, 2014 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Information will be available for new and experienced beekeepers of all ages interested in learning more about bees and beekeeping. Topics will include: starting a colony of bees, bee biology, bee pests and diseases, hive care and medications, advantages of small cell foundation, making nucs, uses of honey and other products of the hive, In the Life of a Beekeeper, and much more. Contact Debbie Gilmore at debbie@hallshoney.com or phone 775 220-5567 for more information. Visit http://www.masonvalleybeekeepers.org/ for a registration form.
http://www.masonvalleybeekeepers.org/