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September 2013

Sep 5

Milwaukee-Waukesha Beekeepers Association

Thursday 6:30 PM
Brookfield Public Library

1900 North Calhoun Road, Brookfield, WI

Topic: Integrated Pest Management

http://mwbeekeepers.org/index.php/meetings-events
mwbeekeepers.org/index.php/meetings-events


Sep 5

Bennington County Beekeepers Club Limited

Thursday 7:00 PM

When: Thursday, September 5, 2013

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

Time: 7 PM, Pot luck meal; 7:35 business meeting and guest presentation.

Guest: Tony Pisano, author of Build Your Own Beekeeping Equipment $19.95, featured on page 19 in July 2013 Bee Culture.

Information contact:

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

christianbookstore@myfairpoint.net


Sep 6

The 4th Annual Philadelphia Honey Festival is the Bees' Knees!

Friday 09/6/13 - 09/8/13
The Philadelphia Beekeepers Guild is proud to partner with three historic sites for the 4th annual Philadelphia Honey Festival. The goal of this event is to raise awareness about the importance of honeybees to our environment, our food supply and our economy, and to promote urban beekeeping and gardening.
The Honey Festival takes place on Friday, September 6, Saturday, September 7, and Sunday, September 8, 2013.
The festival takes flight on Friday, September 6, at the Wagner Free Institute of Science, (1700 West Montgomery Avenue). From 10 am to 12pm, the Wagner will present a lesson on pollinators with bee-themed activities, crafts and demonstrations. In the afternoon they will host two screenings of the award-winning film More Than Honey, at 1 pm and 3 pm and once again they will host their Honey Happy Hour from 5 -7 pm. This year the Honey Happy Hour will be held outside and will include a bee-bearding demonstration by Don Shump of the Philadelphia Bee Company, raffle prizes and food generously donated by Whole Foods MarketŪ, honey-sweetened popsicles on sale from the Lil? Pop Shop and, of course, honey-based libations from Earth Bread + Brewery, Philly Home Brew Outlet, Cardinal Hollow Winery and more!
On Saturday September 7, learn to make honey wine (mead) at Wyck Historic House | Garden | Farm (6026 Germantown Avenue), at 11am. Novice mead makers are invited to bring their brews for a free consultation with an expert in the craft. There will be children?s activities going on all day and Penn State certified Master Gardener, Jessica Herwick, will explain how to plant a bee-friendly garden at 12:30 pm. Look into one of the beehives, extract and taste fresh honey. Mead and honey beer tasting begins at 1 pm. Don?t miss this opportunity to explore this National Historic Landmark and enjoy all that Wyck has to offer!
Bartram's Garden (54th Street & Lindbergh Boulevard) wraps up the festival on Sunday, September 8, from 10 am to 4 pm with a swarm of great children's activities, guided tours of the National Historic Landmark Bartram house and garden, plus a fantastic plant sale featuring native plants for pollinators. Warren Graham, professional beekeeper, will also guide us through "Beekeeper's Year," illustrating his points with the equipment he uses in his work. Jimmy McMillan of the Philly Homebrew Outlet will be offering home brewing demos and tastings,gourmet food trucks will be serving up local fare, and you can also pick up fresh veggies from the Bartram?s farm stand. The documentary, More Than Honey shows at 3:30 pm. You can even choose to cruise to Bartram?s by boat (tickets at http://www.zerve.com/PhillyByBoat/Bartrams).
Some "must-see" events at each venue:
● Don Shump, owner of the Philadelphia Bee Company will appear wearing a beard made entirely of gentle honeybees!
● You can look inside a real beehive with local beekeepers and find out how honey gets out of the honeycomb and into the jar. Taste honey-beers, meads and lots of local honey too! Ask knowledgeable beekeepers everything you ever wanted to know about honeybees.
● Be sure to buy a jar of local, raw honey while supplies last.
Festival events are free and open to the public. Visit www.phillyhoneyfest.com for schedule updates and additional details throughout the festival. Questions may be sent to honeyfest@phillybeekeepers.org

www.phillyhoneyfest.com
honeyfest@phillybeekeepers.org


Sep 7

Beginner Beekeeping Classes - North Carolina

Saturday
Craven~Pamlico Beekeepers Association
Beginner Beekeeping Classes
Sept. 7th, 14th, and 21st
at the Cooperative Extension

Course Cost Options
$25 Course with manual and lunches x 2
$55 Course, includes manual and lunches x 2, both state and local memberships, and Certified MBP Level Testing for NCSBA members
Phone: Penny at 252-633-1477


Sep 7

Randy Oliver - Bee Alive Event

Saturday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Randy Oliver has accepted to give a presentation for WBI's benefit supporting the Upper Rogue Pollinator Project. We are honored and graciously appreciative. The date of the "BEE ALIVE" event is September 7th, 1:00-4:00pm. Located at the South Medford High School Theater, 1551 Cunningham. Truly one of America?s icons in the Beekeeping world. Check him out at http://scientificbeekeeping.com

To register, go to http://www.wildbeeinternational.com/wbi/?event=randy-oliver-bee-alive-seminar
scientificbeekeeping.com
http://www.wildbeeinternational.com/wbi/?event=randy-oliver-bee-alive-seminar


Sep 7

Beekeeping Workshop - New Hampshire

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, September 7, at 18 MacLean Road, Alstead, NH 03602. Look for the ?BEE? sign on the south side of Walpole Valey Road. Topics of discussion will include treatment of nosema and mites, winter preparations, winter protein and carbohydrate supplements, and making beeswax hand creams. Bring a veil, if you have one, as we shall be opening some colonies. We?ll be inside if it is a rainy day. Water and chair may also come in handy. Registration required. email: lindenap@gmail.com or call 603-756-9056.
lindenap@gmail.com


Sep 14

Beginner Beekeeping Classes - North Carolina

Saturday
Craven~Pamlico Beekeepers Association
Beginner Beekeeping Classes
Sept. 7th, 14th, and 21st
at the Cooperative Extension

Course Cost Options
$25 Course with manual and lunches x 2
$55 Course, includes manual and lunches x 2, both state and local memberships, and Certified MBP Level Testing for NCSBA members
Phone: Penny at 252-633-1477


Sep 14

Honeybee Disease Workshop - Central New York

Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
The beekeeping workshop entitled Honeybee Diseases Past, Present, and Future to be held at Morrisville State College has been rescheduled for Saturday, September 14 from 9 AM to 3:30 PM. Presentations will be given by Peter Borst, beekeeper and frequent bee journal contributor; Paul Cappy, New York State Apiculturalist; Pat Bono, New York Bee Wellness Program; Michael Johnston, Johnston?s Honeybee Farm. Disease testing will be demonstrated by members of the Mid-York Beekeepers Association. Cost of this program is $30 per attendee. Lunch is included. For more information, call 315-750-6963.

A copy of the agenda for the program can be requested by e-mailing drsburton1@gmail.com.

To register, send payment to: Mid-York Beekeepers Association
c/o Steve Burton
10482 Bardwells Mill Road
Remsen, NY 13438
Please register by September 10. Participants should bring a bee veil for the disease-testing demonstrations to be held in the afternoon.
drsburton1@gmail.com


Sep 15

15th annual Honey Fest - Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Sunday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
The Indian Creek Nature Center presents its 15th annual Honey Fest on Sunday, September 15th. This year's theme is "Pollinators and the Weather" and we'll be taking a look at how our weather affects honeybees and other pollinators with special guest, KCRG-TV9's meteorologist Justin Gehrts. You can follow the path honey takes from flower stamen to breakfast table, talk with beekeepers, taste some bee-licious baked goods, play old-fashioned games, make beeswax candles and more. It's fun for the whole family. Hours are 1:00-4:00pm rain or shine.

Tickets are $3 in advance; $5 at the door. Children 3 and under admitted free. Additional information and advance tickets are available at www.indiancreeknaturecenter.org.


www.indiancreeknaturecenter.org


Sep 20

Arkansas State Beekeepers Association - meeting

Friday 09/20/13 - 09/21/13
The next ABA Fall meeting will be held September 20-21 (a little earlier than usual this year, due to a scheduling conflict at the venue).

Our guest speakers this year will include Gary Reuter and Charlotte Hubbard. You can also download the complete schedule. Don't forget to bring your entries for the annual honey show.

Make your plans to attend! Cabins at the Dry Creek Lodge fill up quickly, so make your reservations early. Call 800-264-3655 to book your room. Mention that you will be attending the ABA meeting to get a special rate! Many other lodging options are available around the area.

Membership dues may be paid at the meeting along with meeting registration fee.

link to agenda: http://arbeekeepers.org/docs/2013%20ABA%20Fall%20Agenda.pdf
www.arbeekeepers.org/docs/2013%20ABA%20Fall%20Agenda.pdf


Sep 21

Beginner Beekeeping Classes

Saturday
Craven~Pamlico Beekeepers Association
Beginner Beekeeping Classes
Sept. 7th, 14th, and 21st
at the Cooperative Extension

Course Cost Options
$25 Course with manual and lunches x 2
$55 Course, includes manual and lunches x 2, both state and local memberships, and Certified MBP Level Testing for NCSBA members
Phone: Penny at 252-633-1477


Sep 21

6th Annual Maryland Honey Harvest Festival

Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
When: Saturday, September 21, 2013
Where: National Wildlife Visitor Center
10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop, Laurel, Maryland 20708
Time: 9am - 3pm

Join us for an interactive and educational day! Kids crafts and activities. Exhibits, hive inspections, honey extraction, tastings, candle making, local honey sales and the Bee rodeo! FREE Admission & Parking

Information contact:
Liz Filter secy@mdbeekeepers.org
Maryland State Beekeepers Association
secy@mdbeekeepers.org


Sep 21

The Art & Science of Great Compost

Saturday 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Healthy plants need healthy soil, and a healthy soil needs healthy compost. We will talk about compost composition, structures, timing, size and the beneficial effects of the biodynamic preparations. Practical hands-on component will include building a compost pile, screening a mature pile and making a good mix for the greenhouse.

Saturday, September 21, 2013 1pm to 5pm;
Registration begins at 12:30pm
Cost: $45.00 (Students: $32.00)
To register please visit www.spikenardfarm.org/training.html
www.spikenardfarm.org/training.html


Sep 22

Long Island Beekeepers Club

Sunday 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
The Long Island Beekeepers Club will host Dr. Tom Seeley noted researcher and professor in the Department of Neurobiology and Behavior at Cornell University, who will give a presentation on swarming and bait hives.

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


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Sep 24

Fox Valley Beekeepers Association

Tuesday
Batavia Public Library, Batavia, IL

More info to come.


Sep 24

Connecticut: Back Yard Beekeepers Association

Tuesday
Connecticut: Back Yard Beekeepers Association

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

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


Sep 27

Tennessee Beekeepers Association Annual Fall Conference

Friday 09/27/13 - 09/28/13
Friday, Sept. 27th and Saturday, Sept. 28th in Cookeville, TN at the Hyder Burkes Ag Pavillion.

Things are well underway in planning the 2013 Fall Conference! The conference will be September 27 & September 28 at the Hyder -Burks Agricultural Pavilion in Cookeville TN. The board meeting will be on Thursday evening, September 26. It should be warm enough to conduct some ?in-the-hive classes? in the apiary. Classroom topics will range from the very latest state and national issues, beginner interest, hive health, best beekeeping practices, by-products of the hive, and a whole lot more. We hope to incorporate more hands-on demonstration classes. We expect a large variety of vendors and beekeeping products. Click here for directions to Hyder-Burks Agriculture Pavilion

Click here to download your conference registration now. Print extra copies and take them to your local bee meetings! (Click here for vendor registration)

Click here for hotel options in Cookeville. Be sure to ask for the Tennessee Beekeepers Association rate when you call to make reservations.

Our ?Opening Main Speaker? will be Dr. Clarence Collison, retired State Apiarist of Mississippi.

Frank Drummond of the University of Maine will be a guest speaker also. Click here to read about one of Frank?s research projects on pollination of blueberries.

Another confirmed speaker, Jerry Hayes. Many are familiar with Jerry?s column in American Bee Journal for over 30 years: ?The Classroom?.

Other committed speakers are:
Sue Dickhaus: Products of the hive
Jim Garrison: Nectar and pollen sources
Dr. Fred Hossler: Anatomy of honeybees 3D
Richard Underhill: Owner of Peace Bee Farm in Proctor, Arkansas
Dennis Barry: Swarm removal from structures
Jerry Freeman: Queen cell punch

A TBA favorite, noted KY apiarian Kent Williams will be there as well as former KY State Apiarist Phil Craft. Phil has given permission to local associations to use his writings in their newsletters, please credit his webpage www.philcrafthivecraft.com.

We welcome TN State Apiarist Mike Studer and Dr. John Skinner, Professor of Entomology at UT!

The George Debusk Honey Show - Myrtle Evans will serve as the director of the honey show. Dr. Jim Garrison will be our honey judge this year. Sandra Garrison will serve as wax judge. Click here to download the honey show rules.

The silent auction brought in over $1,000 last year. I to remind all associations to donate at least one item per association. I want to thank all the associations who donated items to last year?s auction. We had a large assortment of items.

The TBA Honey Exchange will be conducted again. Bring one or more labeled jars of your honey for the honey exchange display. Near the end of the conference your will get the opportunity to choose a jar from another part of the state to take back home.

Hospitality Dinner ? Friday night, September 27 at Hyder-Burks Ag Pavilion. This will be catered by TN Tech catering staff and will be a buffet. Members will need to pre-register and pre pay for the dinner on the conference registration form.

New interest in beekeeping is growing every year and TBA membership is continuing to grow, the quality of presenters and the range of topics, great vendors, central location and the promotion of the
debbiehoneybee9@gmail.com


Sep 27

2013 Annual Meeting - Alabama Beekeepers Association

Friday 09/27/13 - 09/28/13
will be held in Montgomery, AL at the Taylor Road Baptist Church on September 27th & 28th. Featured speakers include Dr. Keith Delaplane and Dr. James E. Tew. There will be a variety of lectures with activities for spouses and children. Contact Damon Wallace, President, at 334-745-5312 or e-mail Bonnie Funderburg, Secretary/Treasurer at funder@otelco.net. Additional information and registration form are available at www.alabamabeekeepers.com.

funder@otelco.net
www.alabamabeekeepers.com