Southern Tier Beekeepers Association

Broome County, NY

GOT BEES IN YOUR WALLS or TREES? See a SWARM? See our list of bee catching members here

BEGINNING BEEKEEPING CLASS information here

NEWS & NOTICESDues are due in October. Please join us and renew for membership for $15.You can pay online too

Southern Tier Beekeepers Association members are working together to learn the tools and techniques needed to keep healthy hives in today's challenging environment.

NEW MEETING LOCATION AND SCHEDULE: Plan on 7 pm the first Wednesday of the month. Berkshire Community Hall, 11 Jewett Hill Rd, Berkshire, NY.

Easy to find, Just a stones throw from RT 38 in downtown Berkshire.

Please check back regularly for updated information, plans change because of Covid-19 precautions!

ALERT!! American Foul Brood in Broome and Tioga Counties! Posted July 13, 2020.

The following is from Joan Mahoney, Interim State Apiculturist.

I am writing to inform you that through a beekeeper report and follow up inspection in Broome and Tioga Counties, we have found a substantial infection of American Foul Brood ( over 50 colonies). We confirmed the AFB by using an AFB test kit and visual inspection by an experienced inspector. We will be sending the samples to the Beltsville Bee Lab for verification and antibiotic resistance testing. We began the abatement of some of the colonies and will take care of the rest in the next few days. Our inspectors will be conducting perimeter inspections at neighboring beekeeper’s yards. We are asking your assistance to help notify beekeepers who may have yards in Broome and Tioga Counties that AFB has been found and to share with them the signs and the symptoms of the disease. I have attached two links that may be helpful to your club members. Please feel free to contact me at 518-457-2087 with questions. Thank you.

https://pollinator.cals.cornell.edu/sites/pollinator.cals.cornell.edu/files/shared/American%20foulbrood_2018.pdf

http://nybeewellness.org/diagnostics/diseases/afb-id/

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.

STBA swag! Sweatshirts, t-shirts, polo shirts, jackets. See price list on next page.

2022 EVENTS

See you at the Berkshire Community Hall for monthly STBA meetings!

EAS 2022: Ithaca, NY August 1-5, 2022 . Don't miss this! To see what previous events have been like and follow this years plans as they develop,
visit
https://easternapiculture.org/ 2009 was the last time in NY.

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