Southern Tier Beekeepers, Broome County, NY

  • 2017 NUC ORDER PICK UP INSTRUCTIONS - See Nuc Order subpage
              See our list of bee catching members here
  • Interested in becoming a beekeeper?   Look for a class in the Suny-Broome Adult Ed. catalog.   STBA classes are usually conducted in January.
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.


 When      What     Where
 April 4    
 7pm Speaker: Emma Mullen Cornell University Extension agent for bees and beekeeping will speak on the results of ongoing bee research in NY.    Emma has been "hands-on" in beehives throughout NY as part of national research into pesticide and disease levels in our hives.    Are miticides working?  You need to know the results!

Emma has provided an nifty document on varroa management.  Download your copy 

“Emma Mullen CCE reference documents” on the page.

2017 Members Only Hive Raffle.  We'll draw twice for a complete hive with bees tonight.

  7pm Chenango Town Hall
 May  Field meeting for folks who attended the new beekeeper class.  We will contact you directly with information on time and place.

  Nuc order probably arrives this month.  Expect emails if you paid for nucs thru the club.
 at the club hives 294 Ostrum Rd. Kirkwood and two other locations (directions in your email)
 June  Probable field class or field trip
 July  Start thinking about varroa treatments!
 July 22
ESHPA annual picnic at Dyce Lab, 209 Freese Rd, Ithaca, NY      
Good food, NY beekeepers, hands-on sessions.
July 31 - August 4 EAS 2017 at the University of Delaware. 
A week of learning!    Lots of vendors!
 August   Summer Picnic
 September 5
 7pm Membership Meeting
 7pm Chenango Town Hall
 October 3
 7pm Speaker: we're working on bringing in Paul Cappy  7pm Chenango Town Hall
 November 4
 Dinner Meeting.   6pm Speaker: we're working on bringing in Peter Borst
 6pm Chenango Town Hall
 November 17-18
ESHPA Fall Meeting    November 17-18, 2017
Four Points By Sheraton Niagara Falls Fallsview
6455 Fallsview Blvd, Niagara Falls, ON Canada
Joint meeting with Ontario Beekeepers Association.   Two full days of talks and vendors.
 December 5
 7pm Membership Meeting
 7pm Chenango Town Hall
 October 13
 Dinner Meeting.   6pm Speaker: we're working on bringing in Mike Palmer
  6pm Chenango Town Hall

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


2017 Membership Renewal Hive Raffle winner is
Jeramie Rounds

2017 Members Only Hive Raffle winners are:
Lettie Jagger and Diane Weyna