Beginning Beekeeper Class


and your first year as a beekeeper download the file at the bottom of this page.  (It is an Excel spreadsheet that too wide to fit on one sheet.)

Introduction to Beekeeping Class -

January 21, 2017  [snow date February 4th]

Two Sessions:
Morning   9:00 – 11:30 am     The morning session is filled and closed.
Afternoon 1:00 – 3:30 pm      
The afternoon session is filled and closed.

$25 - Online pre-paid registration, or email or snail mail-in pre-paid registration
$30 - Email or phone registration that is paid at the door

Held at the Cornell Cooperative Extension  840 Front St, Binghamton, NY 13905

CCE has funds to support travel for veterans to this workshop. Veterans who traveled further than one hour can fill it out the form at the bottom of this page and bring it to the event or send it to: Laura Biasillo 840 Front St., Binghamton NY 13905

Please provide all names if signing up more than one person.  Use the "note to merchant" block during online payment.

ONLINE REGISTRATION $25  (takes you to a Square payment form) 
Please include, name, contact email and phone number, morning or afternoon session selection in the email.  
Make checks payable to "Southern Tier Beekeepers Association."
SNAIL MAIL REGISTRATION (mail by January 15) Please use the download-and-print PDF form at the bottom of this page.   Make checks payable to "Southern Tier Beekeepers Association".

This class will prepare you for getting  your own honeybees this spring with an overview of equipment,  honeybee management, and of course honeybees themselves.

Presented by the Southern Tier Beekeepers Association. Bring a drink and snack. Registered participants will receive a CD of the presentations, informative beekeeping documents, and links.

Cost is: $25 pre-paid, or $30 at the door (email or snail mail registrations).   
Cornell Cooperative Extension  840 Front St, Binghamton, NY 13905.   Make checks payable to "Southern Tier Beekeepers Association".

We will be hosting a "hands-on" session in early spring at the STBA club apiary.  This session will give everyone a chance to work a beehive before their purchased bees arrive.   This session is "free" with class registration and is limited to class participants.

Suggested pre-class reading for new beekeepers and beekeeper-wannabees: 
  • "The Beekeeper's Handbook / Edition 4" by Diana Sammataro and Alphonse Avitabile  (available at Amazon or similar bookseller)
  • Penn. State's "Beekeeping Basics" available free at (free online pdf)
  • University of Guelph basic beekeeping videos.  These folks know what they are doing! 

For questions and email REGISTRATION contact:
Bob Talkiewicz

MAIL-IN registration form below:
Sue Garing,
May 18, 2016, 6:30 PM
Sue Garing,
Sep 5, 2016, 5:17 PM
Sue Garing,
Jan 13, 2017, 8:55 AM