Southern Tier Beekeepers, Broome County, NY

Interested in becoming a beekeeper?   Come to our "Beginning Beekeeper Class" on January 27. 2018

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 7pm (unless otherwise noted) 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 during the fall and winter. 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
 2018                 
 
 December Meeting information:
The contact number for our December speaker, Lynn Barton, is 607-316-7359 to order queens or have questions about introducing queens.
 
 January 27
STBA BEGINNING BEEKEEPER CLASS - Preregistration required.  Please see class page for information.
 
January
No Meeting
NO GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING in January

Board meeting at the Spot Restaurant (Upper Front St.) 6pm, January 16
 
February 6
Our Speakers: 

Mary Kate Wheeler, Agricultural Economic Analyst, NYS Beekeeper Tech team.

"Turning your hobby into a business: What does it mean, and what does it take?"

Bob Talkiewicz will overview "Mead Making" and perhaps give out some samples.

And Bob Finch will give his monthly "What you should be doing now for your bees" talk.


Club HIVE Raffle tickets on sale.   $5 may win you an overwintered full size populated hive! Drawing at the April meeting.

  7pm Chenango Town Hall
 March 6
Pay for NUC ORDERS in person, see the Nuc Order page for more information

Our Speakers:

Jim Perkins will overview methods of making fine cut comb, Ross Rounds, and section honey.

And Bob Finch will give his monthly "What you should be doing now for your bees" talk.

Club HIVE Raffle tickets on sale.   $5 may win you an overwintered full size populated hive! Drawing at the April meeting.
  7pm Chenango Town Hall
 April 3
Board Elections - please contact Bob Talkiewicz (607-427-2420, bob@beezerkbelts.com) if you're interested in joining the board.

Speaker: TBA
And Bob Finch will give his monthly "What you should be doing now for your bees" talk.

Pay for NUC ORDERS in person, see the Nuc Order page for more information

Club HIVE Raffle tickets on sale and drawing.   Lucky winners should contact Sue Garing (sgaring@verizon.net) to schedule hive pickup.
  7pm Chenango Town Hall
 May
 Nuc Pick Up - watch the nuc order page for information
     
 June Field Class - detail TBA
 




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NEWS & NOTICES

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

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