Southern Tier Beekeepers, Broome County, NY

GOT BEES IN YOUR WALLS or TREES?   See a SWARM?   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
 September 5
 7pm Membership Meeting
 7pm Chenango Town Hall
 October 3
 7pm Speaker: Peter Borst.  Peter is a very experienced beekeeper, well known author and former NY bee inspector.
 7pm Chenango Town Hall
 November 4
NEW DINNER LOCATION: CCE 840 Upper Front St., Binghamton

5 pm Setup - we need few people to come early

6 pm Dinner Meeting.

The dinner meeting is planned for CCE on Saturday November 4th at 6 pm.  If you can, please come at 5 pm to help set up. Members are asked to bring a dish to pass and their own place setting.  Please RSVP to Kate Bouman at and she will keep track of the assortment of food coming in.  We may like 40 desserts, but she will suggest other food groups if the menu is lopsided. Paul Cappy, a NYS bee inspector and Erin Madden from the USDA Farm Service Agency will be presenters.  Erin will talk about disaster assistance for bee loss.

5pm Set up
840 Upper Front St Binghamton, NY 13905
 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

Lynn Barton, experienced queen breeder, will speak on "introducing a new queen to your hive."   This is a skill we all need to perfect!

Tea Cup Auction: please bring something bee related to put in the Tea Cup Auction. Sale benefit the club, and it's lot of fun.

 7pm Chenango Town Hall
January 2

  7pm Chenango Town Hall
 February 6
Our Speaker: 

Mary Kate Wheeler

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

Agricultural Economic Analyst

NYS Beekeeper Tech team.

  7pm Chenango Town Hall
 March 6
    7pm Chenango Town Hall
 April 3
 Elections  7pm Chenango Town Hall
 Nuc Pick Up

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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