Southern Tier Beekeepers, Broome County, NY

GOT BEES IN YOUR WALLS or TREES?   See a SWARM?
See our list of bee catching members here


   
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.


UPCOMING EVENTS

 When      What    
 Where
 11 October
SECOND SATURDAY 6:00 pm Club Annual POTLUCK Dinner and MEAD TASTING.     Queen Breeder Lynn Barton will talk on the art and science of raising queens.   Come early at 5 to help set up.

Making mead and honey based beverages is becoming popular.   If you gave it a try we'd like to help you make room for the next batch.  Bring a bottle to the dinner to share and let us know what yeast, which honey and what methods you used.

Tea Cup Auction.  Bring donations, buy tickets!

Dinner:  Bring a dish to pass and your dishes.   Cold drinks and pizza provided.

Moderator: Bob Talkiewicz
 Chenango Town Hall
 3 November
 1st MONDAY [due to Election Day on Tuesday] 7:00 pm Club Meeting   

 6pm BOARD MEETING

Bring your "Beekeeping Gizmos" to the meeting to share with fellow members.   That new feeder you invented, the cart you designed, the unique widget you found at the bee conference, and the tweak you made that makes the bee-thingy work so much better.

Annual PHOTO CONTEST!  Bring your favorite photo for the contest and bring 9 more for show and tell afterward.   Bring them on CD, memory stick or in hard copy.

Moderator: Sue Garing
 Chenango Town Hall
 2 December
 1st Tuesday 7:00 pm Club Meeting   

 6pm Board Meeting

Planned speakers:  Bob Finch and Dee Ross will talk on "Hive Products"

Moderator: Bob Finch
 Chenango Town Hall
 13 December
BEGINNING BEEKEEPER FALL CLASS 9 AM to 1 PM  details here
 Chenango Town Hall
 January- February?
Speaker: Kevin Baker, swarm collector and  commercial beekeeper from Lackawanna County. He has 5 apiaries and has done extensive planting of trees and cover crops and plants for his honeybees. He will be discussing how to determine what to plant and sources of seeds and trees.  Chenango Town Hall
 24 January
ADVANCED BEEKEEPER CLASS 9 AM to 1 PM details here
Cornell Cooperative Extension. 840 Front St, Binghamton, NY 13905


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NEWS & NOTICES

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

Club NUC ORDER IS CLOSED FOR 2014


2014 Hive Raffle winner is Mike Bishop