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
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.
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
1stMONDAY [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
1st Tuesday 7:00 pm Club Meeting
6pm Board Meeting
Planned speakers: Bob Finch and Dee Ross will talk on "Hive Products"
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.