Southern Tier Beekeepers, Broome County, NY

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  • BEGINNING Beekeeping Classes - next STBA sponsored class will be in the Fall of 2015. 
Southern Tier Beekeepers Association members are working together to learn the tools and techniques needed to keep healthy hives in today's challenging environment.  We meet year around!

Club Meetings are held at the Chenango Town Hall,1525 NY RT 12, aka Upper Front Street, in the Town of Chenango (~0.3 miles North of the new Price Chopper.) Generally, club Meetings are the first Tuesday of the month. Our Summer Field Meetings are on the second Sunday of the month and are held at Sue & Bob's at 294 Ostrum Rd., Kirkwood. Please check back regularly for updated information, plans change!

WINTER WEATHER CANCELLATIONS: If Binghamton Schools are closed we are staying home by the fire and cancelling the meeting.  Watch our Facebook page for a notice as well.

 When      What    
August 8
STBA Picnic

The STBA picnic is scheduled for Saturday August 8th at JoAnn Kieffer’s picnic pavilion from 12 noon to 3 pm.  There will be a short Board meeting at 11:00.  Please bring a dish to pass and your own place setting.  Please e-mail JoAnn if you plan to attend with the number in your party and what food item you plan to bring.  It will be a good time to relax with bee buddies, meet new members and enjoy everyone’s special recipes.  JoAnn and Reba have a big pavilion, a pond and toys for children.

JoAnn’s Address:  3390 Hance Road, Binghamton, NY 13903  E-mail:

Laura Biasillo of Cornell Cooperative Extension is scheduled to be our speaker for the picnic.  She will speak about honey marketing.

11am Board Meeting.
We have a lovely spot on the edge of a nice pond in a member's back yard in mind.
 1 September 
7pm Winterizing hives, Mite Treatment recommendations, "tell us about what you learned at this summer's bee conferences"
 Chenango Town Hall
 17 October
6pm Dinner Meeting, tea cup auction, and a really good speaker of course (we have someone in mind!)
 Chenango Town Hall
17 November 7pm THIRD TUESDAY due to elections conflict for the room.

6pm Board meeting

Bring your gizmos and phabulous photos for show and tell
 Chenango Town Hall
 December No meeting in December because November is so late in the month.
 5 January
 Hoping to get a local commercial beekeeper in to talk about his new business and his mite treatment method (if we can talk him into coming).
Chenango Town Hall

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Dues are due in October.  Please join us  and renew for membership for $15.

Patrick Summers

Watch here for news about the 2015 club nuc order.