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September 2014

Sep 5

Philadelphia Honey Festival

Friday 09/5/2014 - 09/7/2014
Schedule of Events Information
Heather Young |
DATE: September 5, 6, and 7, 2014
WHAT: Fifth Annual Philadelphia Honey Festival
WHO: The Philadelphia Beekeeper?s Guild
Bartram?s Garden (Southwest Philadelphia)
Wyck Historic House, Garden, and Farm (Northwest Philadelphia)
Wagner Free Institute of Science (North Philadelphia)
WHERE: Wagner Free Institute of Science (Friday, September 5)
Wyck Historic House, Garden, and Farm (Saturday, September 6)
Bartram?s Garden (Sunday, September 7)

The mission of the Philadelphia Honey Festival is to educate the public and increase awareness of the importance of bees to our environment, the impact of local honey on our economy, and to promote urban beekeeping and gardening for all. The 3-day festival offers free family fun at three beautiful National Historic Landmarks throughout Philadelphia.

To celebrate the 5th year of the festival there will be a variety of events throughout the weekend including our Honey Happy Hour, Mead event, Cooking with honey contest, ?Open Hive? talks, bee bearding, honey extractions and tastings, honey sales, and recently published authors. Stay tuned for the press release including a full schedule of events at each of the three locations, will be provided in July.
All festival events are free and open to the public.

Sep 6

NH - Beekeepers Workshop

Charles Andros, former NH/VT Apiary Inspector, will hold a beekeeping workshop from 1-3:30 PM on Saturday, September 6, at 18 MacLean Road, Alstead, NH 03602. Topics of discussion will include treatment of nosema and mites, winter preparations, winter protein and carbohydrate supplements, and making beeswax hand creams. We'll be inside if it is a rainy day. Registration required. email: or call 603-756-9056.

Sep 8

NYC Honey Week

Monday 09/8/2014 - 09/14/2014
For the last three years, NYC Honey Fest took place in the Rockaways. We continue the tradition of bees, beach, beers, and bites in 2014, but expand the programming to include several events across multiple venues throughout the five boroughs over the course of a week.

NYC Honey Week 2014 (Sept 8?14) celebrates the honeybee by featuring honey-themed dinners, beekeeping classes, apiary tours, honey tastings, a honey-based cooking class, kids? workshops, as well as the fourth annual daylong Honey Fest (Sept 13) that offers the Bee Marketplace, kids? arts and crafts, honey-infused beers and honey-laden foods, the Be-A-Bee Parade, art, music, and other fun for the whole family.

The rise of urban beekeeping and interest in honeybees, coupled with Honey Fest?s past successes, spurred this year?s growth. Honey Week will reach a wider audience, involve many more participants, and educate scores of attendees about the myriad wonders and value of honeybees, honey, and beekeeping. Our mission is to raise awareness about, spread appreciation for, and educate people about the honeybee?s many contributions?and plight?through entertaining and engaging honey- and bee-related activities.

NYC Honey Week acknowledges its sponsors and partners: Durst Corporation, Nature?s Path, squarespace, and Zagat (list as of Aug 4, 2014).

Sep 8

Queen Bee Cocktail Classic

Monday 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Sample entries from New York City's best craft cocktail mavens as they compete for the tastiest honey-infused drinks and you snack on tasty honey-influenced nibbles. Hosted by New York Distilling Company, Kings County Distillery, and Uncouth Vermouth, this won't be like any other tasting event.

Tickets: $48 (purchase link coming soon)

Monday, September 8, 2014
8:00pm ? 10:00pm
The Shanty (map)

Sep 9

Tours of Local Apiaries

Tuesday 09/9/2014 12:00 PM - 09/14/2014
Local beekeepers invite wanna-bees into backyards, onto roofs, and to community gardens to visit live beehives and learn more about the wondrous world of honeybees. Logistics and the degree of interactivity of these apiary tours varies from location to location, so check back later in the season for more info. Attendance is limited, so first-come, first-served.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - Sunday, September 14, 2014, 12:00pm

various locations throughout five boroughs (map)

Sep 9

Honey-Themed Dinner: Chefs Angelo Romano & Katy Peetz

Tuesday 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Chefs Angelo Romano (Lupa, Roberta's, The Pines) and Katy Peetz (Roberta's, Blanca) team up to celebrate the products of fellow perfectionists, the honeybee. With the sun descending behind the Manhattan skyline and this late-summer dinner served atop Brooklyn Grange's 50', white-oak communal table, this honey meal is not to be missed.

Tickets: $80 (Purchase link coming soon)

Tuesday, September 9, 2014
7:00pm ? 10:00pm
Brooklyn Grange, Long Island City (map)

Sep 10

Busy Bee Costume-Building & Farm Visit

Wednesday 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Busy Bee Costume-Building & Farm Visit

To bee, or not to bee. City Growers leads a bee costume-building session to outfit kids for Honey Fest?s Be-A-Bee Parade in the Rockaways. Afterwards, head to the roof for a family-friendly farm tour to learn about bee-friendly plants that keep our little black-and-yellow friends so busy.


Wednesday, September 10, 2014
12:00pm ? 5:00pm
BLDG 92 in Brooklyn Navy Yard (map)

Sep 10

Busy Bee Costume-Building & Farm Visit

Wednesday 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Busy Bee Costume-Building & Farm Visit

To bee, or not to bee. City Growers leads a bee costume-building session to outfit kids for Honey Fest?s Be-A-Bee Parade in the Rockaways. Afterwards, head to the roof for a family-friendly farm tour to learn about bee-friendly plants that keep our little black-and-yellow friends so busy.


Wednesday, September 10, 2014
12:00pm ? 5:00pm
BLDG 92 in Brooklyn Navy Yard (map)

Sep 10

The Role of Honeybees and Other Pollinators in Urban Areas

Wednesday 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
As part of Gowanus Canal Conservancy's Urban Ecology Lecture Series, Tim O'Neal of BoroughBees will discuss the role of honeybees and other pollinators in our local, national, and global food systems, with a particular focus on urban areas.

Free with RSVP ($5 suggested donation)

Wednesday, September 10, 2014
6:30pm ? 8:00pm
FIND Home Furnishings (map)

Sep 10

Honey Tasting: Murray's Cheese + Marina Marchese

Wednesday 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Honey in a plastic bear? Cheese as a big yellow block? As if. Marina Marchese of Red Bee Honey and author of The Honey Connoisseur guides your palate on a gustatory journey through the terroir of several monofloral honeys paired with cheeses from Murray's that'll dazzle your senses.

Tickets: $65 (purchase link coming soon)

Wednesday, September 10, 2014
6:30pm ? 8:00pm
Murray's (map)

Sep 11

Alabama Master Beekeepers - Annual Symposium

Thursday 09/11/2014 - 09/14/2014
Alabama Master Beekeepers will be hosting their annual symposium September 11, 12, 13 of 2014 in Prattville, AL. Classes for the Apprentice, Journeyman and Master Levels will be offered as well as Testing for each level. More information will be available on line at

Sep 11

Brooklyn Kitchen: Honey Cocktail Class

Thursday 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Join Tom Macy, cocktail creator and head bartender at Clover Club, and Brooklyn Kitchen's own beekeeper Angie Bilotti for this refreshing cocktails class inspired by NYC Honey Week. It offers a solid foundation of knowledge about how to build drinks that can stand the test of time, with special twists using some of their favorite honeys!

Tickets: $85

Thursday, September 11, 2014
6:30pm ? 8:30pm
The Brooklyn Kitchen (map)

Sep 11

Hey Honey! with Rebekah Peppler at Haven's Kitchen

Thursday 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Join Rebekah Peppler, author of Honey, for a honey-themed cooking class. You?ll be led through a honey tasting to discover the diversity of flavors, textures, and smells hidden under the catchall ?honey;? learn to cook with honey in a variety of ways; and take home a copy of Honey to put your newly learned skills to use for years to come.

Tickets: $125

Thursday, September 11, 2014
7:00pm ? 9:00pm
Haven's Kitchen (map)

Sep 12

"Show Me The Honey!" Bee Bonanza

Friday 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
The magical world of a bee colony is revealed when participants peer into City Growers? amazing observation hive, where a bee?s lifecycle and evolving duties are illuminated, and the differences between workers and drones (and maybe a queen, too) become evident. Other activities during this bee-centric day include making bee-friendly seed bombs and touring the family-friendly farm to learn about some of pollinators? favorite plants.


Friday, September 12, 2014
12:00pm ? 5:00pm
Brooklyn Grange (map)

Sep 15

South Florida Bee College

Monday 09/15/2014 - 09/16/2014
The most extensive educational honey bee event in the state of Florida has expanded to South Florida! Members of the University of Florida?s Honey Bee Research and Extension Laboratory are pleased to announce the 2nd annual South Florida Bee College. SFBC is held at UF's Fort Lauderdale Research and Extension Center (FLREC) in Davie, Florida.

The two-day event is open to the public and offers classes for all levels of interest. Beekeepers of all ages and experience levels, gardeners, naturalists, teachers, farmers, county agents, and anyone else interested in honey bees is encourages to attend. You do not have to keep bees to attend; the only prerequisite is your interest in the subject!

The course lineup has over 50 topics to suit your practical needs as well as satisfy your growing curiosity on a diversity of honey bee?related subjects. We have a suggested beginner track lineup (in blue on the schedule) for novices, though students at the SFBC may attend any course regardless of expertise. There will be live hives, beekeeping gear, informational lectures, hands-on
workshops, and lots of time for participation.

There will also be a 21-class Honey Show where you can enter your honey, mead, crafts, art ,and more for awards and the title of 'Best Honey in South Florida!' ANYONE can enter, even if it be the black jar (tasting only) or the novice class - for those who have never won 1st place at a honey show before.

The registration fee includes a full printed program of all lecture material, a goodie bag with industry items, refreshments, lunch, and dinner on Friday, followed by an ice cream social. Friday night also includes an awards ceremony where the place winners and best of show in the SFBC Honey Show are announced.

Our team of experts and dedicated staff are excited to host the 2nd annual South Florida Bee College. We look forward to seeing you there!

- The Honey Bee Research
and Extension Laboratory

Keynote Speakers

Simon Croson was attracted to beekeeping through his love of honey and photography. This love allowed Simon to travel and share his combined passion. Simon has spent 10 years with the British Bee-keepers
Association (BBKA). He teaches beekeeping subjects at various levels and is involved in events at all levels in the UK and abroad. Simon has won over 100 awards at honey shows in the UK and 2 Gold Medals at Apimondia for photography. Simon?s honey products have been recognized in the culinary world at a national level. Simon gives much of his personal time to allow others to benefit through beekeeping by organizing training events locally for his association, at national level he organizers the lecture programme at the National Honey Show, London and he leads tours for Bees Abroad - a charity that supports beekeeping projects in less fortunate countries. Simon enjoys travel, photography and new beekeeping initiatives..

Dr. Juliana Rangel was born in Colombia, and moved with her family to the U.S. in 1998. She graduated from the program of Ecology, Behavior, and Evolution at the University of California, San Diego. She obtained her Ph.D. under Dr. Tom Seeley at Cornell University, NY, where she explored the mechanisms of reproductive swarming in the honey bee Apis mellifera. In 2010, she joined the laboratory of Dr. David R. Tarpy at N. C. State University as coordinator of the ?Born and Bred in North Carol

Sep 17

2nd International Workshop on Hive and Bee Monitoring, Missoula, MT

Wednesday 09/17/2014 - 09/20/2014
This is the First Call for the 2nd International
Workshop on Hive and Bee Monitoring.

The 2nd International Workshop on Hive and Bee Monitoring is accepting submission for Papers, Exhibits, and Demonstrations of Hive AND Bee Monitoring Methods, Equipment, and Research. Topic
Areas include, but are not limited to: Scale
Hives, Hive Sensors, Hive Communications(wireless, phone, and satellite), Infrared Imaging of Hives and Bees, Bee and Colony Acoustics, Radiofrequency Identification Tags for Bees and Hives, Bee Tracking and Mapping Using Sound, Video, Harmonic
Radar, Radar, or Lidar.

The multi-day workshop will be held in association with the Annual meeting of the Western Apicultural Society (September 18-19) and the Missoula Honey Festival(September 20). The Workshops start
Wednesday, Sept 17. The Trade Show runs September 18 and 19th. Colonies of bees and hives will be made available on Saturday, September 20, for field demonstrations of equipment and technologies. Modern Technologies are posed to revolutionize bee research and management. In the two years since the first Workshop on Hive Monitoring, the number of individuals and firms engaged in this new discipline
have increased dramatically. The purpose of this 2nd International Workshop on Hive and Bee Monitoring is to share information, discuss issues such as standards and compatibilities, identify barriers, information gaps, and challenges posed by such disruptive technologies as introducing electronics into bee research and management, and explore research and business opportunities and potential partnerships.

We cordially invite you to join us for a few days in Montana. In order to help us organize and scope the size of the 2nd International Workshop on Hive and Bee Monitoring, please forward to me potential
presentation titles, suggestions for topics, and whether you wish to also be an exhibitor as part of the Western Apicultural Society Trade Show. In the meantime, we are in the process of setting up registration and information on the Western Apicultural Society?s( and Frank Linton?s Colony Monitoring websites
( I?ll inform everyone when we get the on-line registration set up.

Plan on coming to Montana for an engaging and informative meeting and for a minivacation. Missoula, Montana is a University and Outdoor Recreational town located in the Rocky Mountains of the USA. The Conference hotel is on the bank of the Clark Fork River, just a footbridge away from the
University of Montana campus. You can fish for trout, and the local brewery scene in Missoula is thriving (there are 6 and counting, including one specializing in mead in Hamilton), and there is a local distillery right by the river in town too. Fall in Missoula is spectacular, with plenty of outdoor activities for the entire family (http://www. We are 3 hours from Glacier National Park, about
an hour from the National Bison Range and
Flathead Lake, and 4 hours from Yellowstone
National Park.

Sep 26

Alabama Beekeepers Association- Annual Convention

Friday 09/26/2014 - 09/27/2014
The Alabama Beekeepers Association will be hosting their annual convention September 26, 27 of 2014 in Clanton, AL. The event will be held at the Performing Arts Center. This will be a two day event with Nationally known speakers. More information will be available on line at

Sep 27

Beekeeping for Beginners - Wisconsin

Saturday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
In the interest of starting a beekeeping club in far northern Wisconsin and Upper Michigan, a ?Beekeeping for Beginners? class is being offered in Eagle River, WI. This hands-on class will cover everything you need for your first year of beekeeping, with props galore, free catalogues, and journals. Saturday, Sept 27, 2014, 9 am to 4pm, cost $40. Instructor and registrar is Jeanne Hansen, 608-244-5094 jeanniealabean

Sep 27

Successful Queen Rearing Class & Workshop - Alabama

Saturday 9:00 AM
How to raise queens, make splits and clip queens. Course starts at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014 at the Foley Library in Foley, AL. Cost--$75.00. Make checks out to Papa?s Pure Honey. Send payment to Roger Bemis, P.O. Box 353, Bon Secour, AL 36511 or email: or call 251-213-0168 for further information. Bring your protective gear that you normally wear in the beeyard. We will have door prizes.

Sep 30

Back Yard Beekeepers Association - Connecticut

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

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:
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