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April 2013

Apr 2

What?s the Buzz About Bee School!

Tuesday 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Discover the fascinating hobby of beekeeping! Join us for a 6 week course, presented by experienced beekeepers from the Knox-Lincoln County Beekeepers (KLCB), the Maine State Beekeepers Association and Maine?s State Bee Inspector, who will provide you with basic information to get started as a beekeeper. This course is designed for first and second year beekeepers.
Honey bees play a vital role in the pollination of our fruits and vegetables. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, approximately one-third of our diet comes from insect pollinated plants with honey bees responsible for more than 80% of that pollination. Whether you have an interest in becoming a backyard beekeeper for your gardening passion, or wish to consider keeping hives for a honey crop, or simply desire to learn more about the fascinating community of honey bees which are disappearing at an alarming rate, attending a local bee school program will provide you with a basic foundation to get started.
Beekeeping basics, equipment needs, seasonal management, honey extraction, honey bee diseases and pest management are just a few of a wide variety of topics which will be covered during this course in lecture format, hands-on experiences at station rotations and workshops. Not only will you learn about what is needed to care for these incredibly important insects, you will meet other community members who share your interest in beekeeping.
Classes will be held on consecutive Tuesday evenings from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the American Legion Hall in Thomaston, ME beginning on March 5, 2013 and ending April 9, 2013. One Saturday workshop on March 30, 2013 is also planned (optional) to assemble hives and frames for spring use.
Course fee is $50.00 payable by check or cash, at the first class to cover the cost of a textbook and a pro-rated membership to KLCB.
Visit us at www.klcbee.com to find out more about the 2013 Bee School and the 2013 KLCB program of events.
To register for bee school or if you have further questions concerning the course, please call Jane Dunstan at 586-6800 or email at rmllamas@roadrunner.com
www.klcbee.com
rmllamas@roadrunner.com


Apr 6

Advanced Organic Beekeeping - Vermont

Saturday
Advanced Organic Beekeeping
Metta Earth Institute, 334 Geary Rd. South, Lincoln, VT

Instructor: Ross Conrad - April 6 (All Day)
Description: This course will cover the ins and outs of swarms and working with swarms, Apitherapy: Health and healing with products from the hive (Honey, Pollen, Propolis, Bees Wax, Royal Jelly, and Bee Venom), and Developing a spiritual connection with the honey bee.
Fee: $35 per person

To Register Call Ross: 802-349-4279 or email: dancingbhoney@gmail.com

dancingbhoney@gmail.com


Apr 9

What?s the Buzz About Bee School!

Tuesday 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Discover the fascinating hobby of beekeeping! Join us for a 6 week course, presented by experienced beekeepers from the Knox-Lincoln County Beekeepers (KLCB), the Maine State Beekeepers Association and Maine?s State Bee Inspector, who will provide you with basic information to get started as a beekeeper. This course is designed for first and second year beekeepers.
Honey bees play a vital role in the pollination of our fruits and vegetables. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, approximately one-third of our diet comes from insect pollinated plants with honey bees responsible for more than 80% of that pollination. Whether you have an interest in becoming a backyard beekeeper for your gardening passion, or wish to consider keeping hives for a honey crop, or simply desire to learn more about the fascinating community of honey bees which are disappearing at an alarming rate, attending a local bee school program will provide you with a basic foundation to get started.
Beekeeping basics, equipment needs, seasonal management, honey extraction, honey bee diseases and pest management are just a few of a wide variety of topics which will be covered during this course in lecture format, hands-on experiences at station rotations and workshops. Not only will you learn about what is needed to care for these incredibly important insects, you will meet other community members who share your interest in beekeeping.
Classes will be held on consecutive Tuesday evenings from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the American Legion Hall in Thomaston, ME beginning on March 5, 2013 and ending April 9, 2013. One Saturday workshop on March 30, 2013 is also planned (optional) to assemble hives and frames for spring use.
Course fee is $50.00 payable by check or cash, at the first class to cover the cost of a textbook and a pro-rated membership to KLCB.
Visit us at www.klcbee.com to find out more about the 2013 Bee School and the 2013 KLCB program of events.
To register for bee school or if you have further questions concerning the course, please call Jane Dunstan at 586-6800 or email at rmllamas@roadrunner.com
www.klcbee.com
rmllamas@roadrunner.com


Apr 11

Bennington County Beekeepers Club Limited

Thursday 7:00 PM

When: Thursday, April 11, 2013

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

Time: 7 PM pot luck meal; 7:35 business meeting. Guest: Alethea
Morrison, president of Northern Berkshire Beekeepers
Association,author of book for new beekeepers, and Storey Publications
employee.

For information contact Jacob 802-447-0198 or
christianbookstore@myfairpoint.net
christianbookstore@myfairpoint.net


Apr 13

2013 Spring Conference - West Virginia State Beekeepers and the Eastern Panhandl

Saturday
The West Virginia State Beekeepers and the Eastern Panhandle Beekeepers Association are co-sponsoring their 2013 spring conference and workshop. The conference takes place April 13, 2013, at the Cacapon Resort State Park (http://www.cacaponresort.com/) from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p. m.
On Friday, April 12, 2013, in the afternoon, there will be testing for the West Virginia Master Beekeeper certification program, as well as a vendor display and social event starting at 7:00 p.m. Organizers have lined up Dr. Keith Delaplane, Mr. David Miksa, and Dr. Jeff Pettis as conference keynote speakers.
The conference is open to the public and intended for anyone interested in bees and their impact on our environment.
For more information please visit us on the web at http://www.wvepba.org/html/2013_spring_meeting.htm

http://www.cacaponresort.com/
www.wvepba.org/html/2013_spring_meeting.htm


Apr 13

Fundamentals of Biodynamic/Sustainable Beekeeping

Saturday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Join us as we examine the current state of the honeybee and explore the principles and practices of sustainable/biodynamic beekeeping.

Saturday, April 13, 2013
9am to 4pm; Registration begins at 8:30am
Cost: $65.00 (Students: $45.00)

Registration available online at www.spikenardfarm.org or call 540-745-2153
www.spikenardfarm.org


Apr 20

New Hampshire - Beekeeping Workshop

Saturday 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
"Charles Andros, former NH/VT Apiary Inspector, will hold a beekeeping workshop from 1-3:30 PM on Saturday, April 20, at 18 MacLean Road, Alstead, NH 03602. Look for the "BEE" sign on the south side of Walpole Valley Road. Topics of discussion will be early spring management: locating apiaries, equipment, handling bees, feeding syrup and supplements, making nuclei, reversing, and requeening. Bring a veil, if you have one, as we shall be opening some colonies. We'll be inside if it is a rainy day. Registration required. email:lindenap@gmail.com or call 603-756-9056."
lindenap@gmail.com


Apr 27

Beekeeping for Beginners - Wisconsin

Saturday
Learn to Keep Bees!
Beekeeping Classes 2013

You are invited to attend one of our
'Beekeeping for Beginners' classes to be held at the Dane Co. Extension Building, 1 Fen Oak Dr, Madison, WI 53718. Saturday classes will repeat on January 19, February 23, March 23 and April 27, 2013. 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 $40 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 jeannie
alabeannie@yahoo.com.

Second Step Beekeeping Class 2013

You are invited to attend our 'Second Step Beekeeping' class to be held at the Dane Co. Extension Building, 1 Fen Oak Dr, Madison, WI 53718. The class will be on Saturday, March 16, 2013. This class is for those who have kept bees one year, and now find themselves with many additional questions, and a feeling there is more to know. The fee of $40 covers a full day of classes, handouts, free sample journals and catalogues, and plenty of time to cover your personal questions. To register, contact Jeanne Hansen at 608-244-5094 or jeannie
alabeannie@yahoo.com.

jeannie alabeannie@yahoo.com


Apr 27

The Healing Landscape: Biodynamic Soils & Preparations

Saturday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
In this class we'll explore the non-industrial system of agriculture an approach to soil health based on diversity, synergy, differentiation & life's rhythms. Biodynamic preparations will be explained, as well as their immense healing effect for food, fodder & the earth itself.

Saturday, April 27, 2013
9am to 4pm; Registration begins at 8:30am
Cost: $65.00 (Students: $45.00)

To register please visit www.spikenardfarm.org/training.html

www.spikenardfarm.org/training.html


Apr 28

Long Island Beekeepers Club will host Dr. Anne Averill

Sunday 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
The Long Island Beekeepers Club will host Dr. Anne Averill from the University of Massachusetts who will lead a discussion on native bee pollinators, highlighting bumble bees and her research relating to conservation and interactions with honey bees from 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 http://longislandbeekeepers.org/ or 631-265-8249
longislandbeekeepers.org/


Apr 30

Connecticut: Back Yard Beekeepers Association

Tuesday
Connecticut: Back Yard Beekeepers Association

Back Yard Beekeepers Association is pleased to announce our 2013 Speaker Schedule:

April 30, Les Eccles on Ontario Tech Transfer Team
May 28, Mike Simone Finstrom on Propolis
June 25, Dinner Meeting
September 24, Toni Downs on Beekeeping in the tropics
October 29, Jennifer Berry, Topic TBD
November 19, Jim Bobb on bee friendly plants & how bees & plants go together

Each month we have timely weekend hands on inspection workshops, bee school, mentor program and more.
All events are free and open to the public.
Please check our web site for the dates and locations or more information at www.backyardbeekeepers.com
www.backyardbeekeepers.com