Southern Tier Beekeepers, Broome County, NY

  • GOT BEES IN YOUR WALLS or TREES?   See a SWARM?
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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.
UPCOMING EVENTS

 When      What    
 Where
 2015  
 3 March
6pm Christina Wahl PhD, will be talking about diseases, particularly nosema and Varroa and related research.  She will also cover how to diagnose dead-outs.

Club Hive Raffle DRAWING. Tickets are still available to members before the drawing.   This is a full double deep year old hive.

Club logo clothing will be available.

Swarm list update.  We will be passing around the swarm list for updates.
 Chenango Town Hall
 21 March      

SABA Seminar Saturday March 21, 2015, 9am-5pm, at the HVCC TEC-SMART facility at 345 Hermes Rd., Malta, NY.   See www.adirondackbees.org for speakers and additional information.

 
 7 April  
7pm  Swarm Prevention (ha! swarm reduction maybe) and Queen Introduction techniques. 

6pm Board Meeting.
 Chenango Town Hall
 A Saturday in April  
 New Beekeeper "hands on" class.  This session is nominally reserved for folks who took the December 13 new beekeeper class.   Contact Sue Garing sgaring@verizon.net 607-775-5041 for information.
 Club hives at Sue and Bob's, 294 Ostrum Rd. Kirkwood
25 April 
 Earth Day!   STBA at the Earth Day, volunteers needed.   You don't need to be an expert, you just need to be enthusiastic about bees.   Contact Lucinda to volunteer  lucinda.vanvleck@hotmail.com        http://www.myedst.org/
 BCC
 A Saturday in May
 Club nuc pick-up day.   Volunteers needed.   Contact Jude to volunteer.  Volunteers will staple screening on nucs at the pickup location near Greene and prepare them to be safely transported.   judenow@epix.net Near Greene
 A Saturday in May    
 Field trip to a bee yard.
 
 A weekend in June  
 Field trip. Mite check demo, disease check, questions answered, opinions given, hands-on work session in the bee yard with experienced beekeepers.   If possible, a demo of his equipment preservation dip method.
 Bob Finch's bee yards. 
 A weekend in July
 Field trip.     Hopefully to a local queen raising facility if he'll put up with us again.  If not we'll find some interesting bee spot to tour.
 
 A weekend in August
Noon-3pm Club Picnic.  Yummy potluck food, bee adventures to share, trivia, silly contests, and a interesting speaker.   What more could you want?

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 November7pm 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
 DecemberNo 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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NEWS & NOTICES

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

2015 CLUB HIVE RAFFLE IS HERE!  Win a double deep mature hive for $5.  Chances are for sale at the meetings.  Members only.  Drawing at the March 2015 meeting.

Watch here for news about the 2015 club nuc order.