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May 2014

May 3

Sullivan County Beekeepers Assoc -Annual Beekeepers Seminar/Workshop

Saturday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
The Sullivan County Beekeepers Association will hold its Annual Beekeepers Seminar/Workshop on Saturday May 3, 2014 at the Cornell Cooperative Ext. Bldg., Ferndale Loomis Road, Liberty N.Y. for beekeepers with any level of skill, experience or ability. Workshop will cover basic biology, equipment, how to work the bees, management, bee diseases, honey production, queen bees, pesticides, swarms, mites and moving bees. Registration begins at 9:00 A.M. Program starts at 9:30 A.M. and ends at 4:00 P.M. Cost is $30.00 per person. To Register and more information contact Jim Kile at 845-647-6759, or Bob Davis 845-482-4057 or E-Mail me at bdavis1@hotmail.com
bdavis1@hotmail.com


May 10

Organic Beekeeping for Beginners - VERMONT

Saturday 05/10/2014 - 05/11/2014

Where: Metta Earth Institute, 334 Geary Rd. South, Lincoln, Vermont

When: May 10th & 11th, (9:00 AM-5 pm each day)
Description: This two-day intensive covers all the basics of what you will need to know to get started with bees. We cover the history of beekeeping, equipment, types of hives, bee biology, pest and disease control, harvesting, and overwintering. Class will include and live hive demonstration if weather permits.

Fee: $110 (includes course text: Natural Beekeeping 2nd Edition)
To register call Ross at 802-349-4279


May 10

Delaware Valley - Queen Rearing

Saturday 05/10/2014 - 05/11/2014
QUEEN REARING
The benefits of raising your own queen include: queens
adapted to your environment, avoiding southern queens
that may have mated with Africanized drones, and establishing
your own nucs. Designed for the experienced
beekeeper, this course will include the basics of:
? Queen rearing
? The practice of grafting larvae
? The Cloake board method of queen rearing which is
ideal for raising a few queens. You have the option
of taking your queen cells home.

Course # APR110-002
No. of sessions: 3
Day(s): Saturday, Sunday, and Monday
Date(s): May 10, 11, and 19
Times: Sat. 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Sun. 1:30-5:30 p.m.

REGISTRATION: Continuing Education, Delaware Valley College, 700 E Butler Ave, Doylestown, PA 18901 ? PHONE: 215.489.4848
Delaware Valley College is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. For complete information on the college and consumer
information, visit delval.edu/about-delval. The college reserves the right to make changes in the staff, fees, courses of instruction and regulations without prior notice. Courses or cohorts
may be cancelled due to low student enrollment. I understand that once my registration is processed, I am officially registered for the term and that I am responsible for payment of all
tuition, fees and other charges. Regardless of any expected reliance on third party resources, I am and remain responsible for paying any and all outstanding balances to the College. If my
account is not paid in full, I further understand that the College may hire a collection agency to take action. If my account is assigned to a collection agency, I understand that I am responsible for any and all attorney fees, court costs or collection fees that may be incurred during the debt collection process. I have read and understand the College?s Withdrawal & Refund
policies. These policies can be found on the College?s website and in various publications, such as the Undergraduate Catalog, Student Handbook, etc.
Mon. 6-8 p.m.
Location: Main Campus, TBD
Tuition: $185
SUMMER BEEKEEPING @ DELVAL
All classes taught by Vincent Aloyo, Ph.D., master beekeeper.

Contact DelVal?s Office of Continuing Education at 215.489.4848 or conted@delval.edu with questions or to register.

Equipment needs for both courses: Bee veil, three-ring loose leaf binder, magnifying goggles are helpful if you have them. Please
Note: Gloves are not allowed in the apiary.


May 10

Beekeeping for Beginners - Wisconsin

Saturday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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


May 17

NH - Beekeepers Workshop

Saturday
Charles Andros, former NH/VT Apiary Inspector, will hold a beekeeping workshop from 1-3:30 PM on Saturday, May 17, at 18 MacLean Road, Alstead, NH 03602. Topics of discussion: finding queens, requeening and 2-queen colonies, pollen collection, swarm control, supering, and bee venom therapy. We'll be inside if it is a rainy day. Registration required. email: lindenap@gmail.com, or call 603-756-9056.
lindenap@gmail.com


May 17

Organic Beekeeping For Beginners - VERMONT

Saturday 05/17/2014 - 05/18/2014
Where: Metta Earth Institute, 334 Geary Rd. South, Lincoln, Vermont

When: May 17th & 18th (9-5)

Description: This two-day intensive covers all the basics of what you will need to know to get started with bees. We cover the history of beekeeping, equipment, types of hives, bee biology, pest and disease control, harvesting, and overwintering. Class will include and live hive demonstration if weather permits.

Fee: $110 (includes course text: Natural Beekeeping 2nd Edition)
To Register call Ross at 802-349-4279


May 19

Delaware Valley - Queen Rearing

Monday
QUEEN REARING
The benefits of raising your own queen include: queens
adapted to your environment, avoiding southern queens
that may have mated with Africanized drones, and establishing
your own nucs. Designed for the experienced
beekeeper, this course will include the basics of:
? Queen rearing
? The practice of grafting larvae
? The Cloake board method of queen rearing which is
ideal for raising a few queens. You have the option
of taking your queen cells home.

Course # APR110-002
No. of sessions: 3
Day(s): Saturday, Sunday, and Monday
Date(s): May 10, 11, and 19
Times: Sat. 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Sun. 1:30-5:30 p.m.

REGISTRATION: Continuing Education, Delaware Valley College, 700 E Butler Ave, Doylestown, PA 18901 ? PHONE: 215.489.4848
Delaware Valley College is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. For complete information on the college and consumer
information, visit delval.edu/about-delval. The college reserves the right to make changes in the staff, fees, courses of instruction and regulations without prior notice. Courses or cohorts
may be cancelled due to low student enrollment. I understand that once my registration is processed, I am officially registered for the term and that I am responsible for payment of all
tuition, fees and other charges. Regardless of any expected reliance on third party resources, I am and remain responsible for paying any and all outstanding balances to the College. If my
account is not paid in full, I further understand that the College may hire a collection agency to take action. If my account is assigned to a collection agency, I understand that I am responsible for any and all attorney fees, court costs or collection fees that may be incurred during the debt collection process. I have read and understand the College?s Withdrawal & Refund
policies. These policies can be found on the College?s website and in various publications, such as the Undergraduate Catalog, Student Handbook, etc.
Mon. 6-8 p.m.
Location: Main Campus, TBD
Tuition: $185
SUMMER BEEKEEPING @ DELVAL
All classes taught by Vincent Aloyo, Ph.D., master beekeeper.

Contact DelVal?s Office of Continuing Education at 215.489.4848 or conted@delval.edu with questions or to register.

Equipment needs for bot hcourses: Bee veil, three-ring loose leaf binder, magnifying goggles are helpful if you have them. Please
Note: Gloves are not allowed in the apiary.


May 24

Advanced Organic Beekeeping - VERMONT

Saturday
Where: Metta Earth Institute, 334 Geary Rd. South, Lincoln, VT

When: Saturday May 24th (9-5)

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: $50
To register call Ross at 802-349-4279


May 26

2nd Annual Caribbean Bee College - Virgin Islands

Monday 05/26/2014 - 05/30/2014
We are excited and proud to announce that in 2014 the Caribbean Bee Congress will join forces with the Caribbean Bee College to host one full week of honey bee research, education, and current events with some of the leaders in Apiculture from around the world. The 7th Annual Caribbean Bee Congress and 2nd Annual Caribbean Bee College will be held Monday- Friday, May 26-30, 2014 at the University of the Virgin Islands, Albert A. Sheen Campus, Kingshill, St. Croix, United States Virgin Islands.
Our team is currently advising the U.S. Embassies of this event to facilitate Visa acquisitions. We expect to announce a full schedule, registration, ticket pricing, and local accommodations early in the New Year. Please stay tuned to www.ufhoneybee.com (click on ?Caribbean?) for more information as it is developed.

www.ufhoneybee.com


May 27

Back Yard Beekeepers Association - Connecticut

Tuesday
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 www.backyardbeekeepers.com

Meetings are at 7:30 PM in the Norfield Congregational Church in the Community Room on Norfield Road in Weston, Connecticut. At 6:30 PM there is a NewBees meeting for beginning beekeepers and WannaBees youth group meeting.

BYBA 2014 Speaker Schedule:
May 27, May Berenbaum on Pesticides & Bees
June 24, Dinner Meeting
September 30, Christina Grozinger honey bee health & bee pheromone communication
October 28, Chris Harp & Grai Rice St. Claire Honey Bee Lives
November 18, Dan Carr on Beekeeping in Uganda

www.backyardbeekeepers.com