Southern Tier Beekeepers, Broome County, NY

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SNOW in the forecast? Imagine that! It's Binghamton

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Our events are cancelled if Binghamton, JC, Chenango Valley, or Chenango Forks schools are closed, or the Chenango Town Hall is closed.

   
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. 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
 2016   

 
 1 March   

Speaker: Michelle Fuller will talk about her experiences working with some very well known beekeepers this summer.

Speaker:  Earl Villecco and Larry Huggins will give a briefing on how to pick up and install the nucs we're ordering thru the club.

Also on the schedule:
March Inspection: "what you should be doing now" discussion lead by Bob F.

Joe Underwood is bring his “Flow Hive” for us to see and will demonstrate how it works.


DRAWING TONIGHT: Club Hive Raffle (members only) tickets will be on sale.  Winner gets an overwintered two deep bee filled hive from the club hive apiary.

Painted Hive Raffle tickets on sale. Winner gets a fabulously painted double deep hives donated to us by the artist Wayne Bryan.   Drawing at the picnic in August.

 7pm Chenango Town Hall
 19 March
 Ontario- Finger Lakes Bee Conference at Geneva, NY
 
 5 April    
Our speaker this month is beekeeper Mark Fiegl of Lindenview Meadow Farm in Marion, NY.  He'll share his techniques for making suburb cut comb honey.   Mark pretty much wins every category in the State Fair and ESHPA honey contests.  His cut comb won best of show in 2015 and his wax in won best of show in 2014.   If you want to produce a quality product come learn how!

Painted Hive Raffle tickets on sale. Winner gets a fabulously painted double deep hives donated to us by the artist Wayne Bryan.   Drawing at the picnic in August.
7pm Chenango Town Hall
April 5 or later depending on weather

Hands on class for beginning beekeepers in the apiary presented by STBA members

Some topics: Installing your nuc, handling frames, what to look for in your hive, identifying workers, drones, queens, brood, nectar, pollen, honey and more

List of suggested equipment for your first hive and year as a beekeeper is here.
 Club Hives
 April 9     
 SABA Seminar 9am-5pm at HVCC TEC-SMART facility at 345 Hermes Rd. Malta, NY
Speakers: Dewey Caron, Allen Hayes, Grai Rice and Chris Harp.
www.adirondackbees.org  for more information
 
 May 3 or date to be determined Class in Apiary – Maintaining your hive as it grows, diseases: their identification and treatment Club Hives
 May Nuc Order Pick-up – Date determined by supplier, prep teams will be needed to screen them in 
 June Standby for date of a club hands-on day at the club hives
 
 July

EAS (Eastern Apicultural Society) – At Stockton University, Calloway, NJ – July 25-29, with speakers, workshops, Master Beekeeper Exam, competitions, special events

ESHPA (Empire State Honey Producers Association) summer picnic, Greenich, NY – Our state organization- Great speakers

PSBA (Pennsylvania State Beekeepers Association) summer picnic, Lewisburg, PA

 Various Locations – Check the websites
 August 

STBA Picnic – Potluck, bring a dish to pass and your won place setting

Enjoy a meal and conversation with fellow bee lovers (no speaker planned)


Painted Hive Raffle tickets on sale. Winner gets a fabulously painted double deep hives donated to us by the artist Wayne Bryan.   DRAWING AT PICNIC.

 
   
   
   




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NEWS & NOTICES

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

Check out the Nuc Order Page for up to the minute information about the 2016 order.