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June 2012

Jun 2

Queen Bee and Nucleus Hive Production in the Northeast

Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
A workshop on producing queen bees and nucleus hives will be held at Morrisville State College in Central New York on Saturday, June 2 from 9 AM to 3 PM. Presentations will be given by Janet Tam, Ontario Beekeeper?s Association Technology Transfer Program; Mike Palmer, French Hill Apiaries; Peter Borst, beekeeper and frequent bee journal contributor; and Michael Johnston, Johnston?s Honeybee Farm. Cost of this program is $45 per attendee. Lunch is included. Attendance is limited and pre-registration will be taken until full capacity. For more information, call 315-684-3001 xt 125.
To register, send payment to: Cornell Cooperative Extension of Madison County

Attn: Agricultural Economic Development Program
P.O. Box 1209
Morrisville, NY 13408

Note ?Bee Workshop? with payment.

Jun 5


TBA - check website for further information.

NY - New York City Beekeepers Association (NYCBA)
We are also on Facebook as the New York City Beekeepers Association.

Jun 9

Ohio State Beekeepers Association

The Ohio State Beekeepers Association will be hosting their annual summer meeting on the evening of June 8th and all day on Saturday, June 9th at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Most of the breakout sessions will be credited toward the OSBA Master Beekeepers Program. The cost will be $15.00 for members and $25.00 for non-members. For more information, contact or John George at 614-376-3040.

Jun 11

The People?s Homework: Bee Informed! Cambridge, MA

Monday 6:00 PM
The People?s Homework: Bee Informed! How and Why Scientific Studies Must Be Read Critically By The Masses 6pm, Monday, June 11, 2012 at Follow The Honey in Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA Join us for a critical look at the recent CCD/imidacloprid/HFCS study out of the Harvard School of Public Health.

Jun 15

Long Lane Honey Bee Farms - two-day queen rearing course

Friday 06/15/2012 - 06/16/2012
Long Lane Honey Bee Farms will be offering a two-day queen rearing course Saturday June 15-16th, 2012. This two day course will be held at the Farm Bureau building in Danville, Illinois. Hives will be onsite so bring your gear. Every beekeeper can benefit greatly from learning to raise their own queens. Join us! Register now by calling Long Lane Honey Bee Farms 217-427-2678 or going online to:

Jun 15

?Master Class Twilight Meeting?

Friday 4:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Larry Connor will be holding a meeting/class Friday night, June 15th for a limited class size of 20 people on a first register basis. Requirements of 2 years beekeeping experience a must to register please. This meeting/class will be held at Spring Valley Honey Farms, 14405 Hull Ave, Perry Iowa, 50220. The registration will be at 4:00 pm, meeting will start at 4:30 pm until 8:30pm, with a meal. Topics: ?Field? colony evaluation (bring your bee suit), making nucs, presentation report of the traveling beekeeper, and time for Q & A.
An autographed copy of Larry?s new book, ?Bee-sentials? for each person registered. Wow, what an exciting opportunity for learning!!

Cost is $75.00.
To register, please call or e-mail:
Pat Ennis: 515-293-2601

Jun 16

MD State Beekeepers Association

MSBA Spring Meeting:
June 16, 2012, 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM, University of Maryland/College Park Entomology Department Plant Sciences Building Auditorium. Dr. Rick Fell, keynote.

Jun 16

CT Beekeepers Association

2012 Connecticut Beekeepers Association

June 16th Field Day - Dr. Tom Seeley at Lockwood Farm, Hamden CT (Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station)

Additional demonstrations will be held at the CBA beeyard at Massaro Farm throughout the spring and summer. Watch for details

Jun 16

IOWA HONEY PRODUCERS 100th Year Anniversary

Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Summer Field Day June 16th 2012
Spring Valley Honey Farm
14405 Hull Avenue
Perry, Iowa 50220
(515)-465 5939

Featured guest speaker Larry Connor Ph.D., speaker and teacher of intermediate and advanced beekeeping, a writer for ?Bee Culture? & ?American Bee Journal? as well as many of his own books.

Field Day Topics:
Queen Rearing introduction, Keys to Wintering Bees, Hive Products & Field Session with Live Bees! (Bring your bee suit) Larry Connor will also have his new book, ?Bee-sentials? here! We will also have a ?bee beard? live demo!!
Come join us for the fun starting with registration at 8:30 am, and the field day starting at 9:00 am until 3:30pm.
A noon potluck will take place, please bring a dish to pass. The IHPA will provide BBQ chicken, tableware, honey lemonade, bottled water and coffee.

Registration information:
Registration cost will be $30 for members and $40 for non-members.
Pre-registration to:
Melanie Bower, IHPA Treasure,
207 S. E. Diehl, Des Moines, IA. 50315 Phone (515) 287-6542.
You can also register at the field day.

Any questions, please contact Pat Ennis @ 515-293-2601.

Jun 22

59th Annual Beaverlodge Beekeepers' Field Day - Alberta

The 59th Annual Beaverlodge Beekeepers' Field Day will be held on Friday June 22, 2012 at the Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada Research Farm in Beaverlodge, Alberta, Canada. The program will begin at 10:00 a.m. and will include outdoor demonstrations as well as talks from professionals on the latest findings in bee research. Don't miss the FREE noon BBQ sponsored by honey industry members.
For more information contact Dr. Steve Pernal at:

Jun 23

MBA Annual Field Day - Massachusetts

Saturday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
June 23, 2012

University of Massachusetts Agronomy Farm, 21-25 River Road (north off Rt. 116)
South Deerfield, MA.

The 2012 Field Day will take palce on Saturday June 23rd at the University of Massachusetts Agronomy Farm in South Deerfield, MA. Field Day is an opportunity to learn from experienced beekeepers the practical tasks of hive management. Expert beekeepers volunteer thier time to share techinques on pest & disease management, Queen rearing, swarm prevention, and a variety of practical skills. It is an opportunity to learn and ask questions from some of our best state and New England beekeepers.

Workshop sessions run from 9:00AM until 4:00PM. and are approximately one hour in length. Participants can choose four sessions from the twenty or more that are scheduled each year.

This is a Massachusetts Beekeeper Association meeting, hosted by the Franklin County Bee Association and the University of Massachusetts. It is free to all beekeepers (MBA membership not required) and is a rain or shine event. We work with live bee colonies so please bring Hat, veil and protective clothing. A complete schedule will be posted on this website in June 2012 -

Jun 26


June 26: Dinner Meeting

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.

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

Speaker Schedule:
September 25, Sue Coby on QUEENS!
October 30, Nancy Rupert NC Dept of Ag on Honey Bee Nutrition
November 27, Heather Mattilla on Behavioral organization of foraging effort in colonies

Weekend Workshops:
Bee School March 5,12,19,26
Hands on Hive set up Sunday March 25

Jun 28

Nebraska Master Beekeeping Workshop

Thursday 06/28/2012 - 06/30/2012
The University of Nebraska Cooperative Extension Service will offer a Master Beekeeping Workshop June 28-30, 2012 at the Agricultural Research and Development Center near Ithaca, Nebraska. Registration is $140 and includes 5 meals, a cap, a workbook and refreshments. Participation is limited to 60 beekeepers and beekeepers should have 1 or more years experience working with bees before registering. More information about the workshop and directions to the meeting sites can be found at: . A printed program for the workshop can be obtained by emailing Jeri Cunningham at: or or by calling her at 402-472-8678.

Jun 30

Illinois State Beekeepers Association Summer Meeting

The Illinois State Beekeepers Association will hold their Summer Meeting, hosted by the St. Clair Beekeepers Association, on Saturday, June 30, 2012 at Kaskaskia College in Vandalia, Illinois. Registration will begin at 8:00 a.m. and the program will run from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Our keynote speaker is Dr. Dewey M. Caron, emeritus professor of entomology and wildlife ecology, University of Delaware, and affiliate professor, Department of Horticulture, Oregon State University. Dr. Caron has dedicated 45 years to observing, measuring, learning, teaching and writing about bees and is the author of five beekeeping books including ?Honey Bee Biology and Beekeeping?.
Ms. Kathleen Prough, chief apiary inspector for the State of Indiana, will also speak at the Summer Meeting. Ms. Prough is doing nationwide research with other State Apiarists to determine the health of honeybee colonies and the presence or absence of particular problems in hives.
Registration for the meeting is $20.00 per person, and a catered lunch is available for $10.00 per person. Registrations can be sent to the Public Information Officer of the St. Clair Beekeepers Association, Kevin Gerstenecker, 208 Hazel Street, Troy, IL, 62294. Kevin can be reached at or (618) 795-4633. Please join us for this memorable meeting.