Southern Tier Beekeepers, Broome County, NY
Southern Tier Beekeepers Association members are working together to learn the tools and techniques needed to keep healthy hives in today's challenging environment.
Club Meetings: Generally, meetings are the first Tuesday of the month.
Please check back regularly for updated information, plans change!
We meet 7 pm (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 Price Chopper.)
ALERT!! American Foul Brood confirmed in Chenango County
The following is from Joan Mahoney, Interim State Apiculturist.
I am writing to inform you that based on a call from a local beekeeper with bee yards in Chenango County, we have identified colonies infected with American Foul Brood. The infection was confirmed by the USDA Beltsville Bee lab. The 5 colonies and infected stored equipment identified with AFB have been abated and our inspector conducted perimeter inspections at neighboring beekeeper’s yards. We are asking your assistance to help notify beekeepers in Chenango County that AFB has been found and to share with them the signs and the symptoms of the disease. I have attached three links that may be helpful to your club members. Please feel free to contact me at 518-457-2087 with questions. Thank you
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.
March 21 bus trip to the Greater NY Bee Conference in Canandaigua. CANCELLED!
NUC ORDER DEADLINE: MARCH 25
April 7 - monthly meeting POSTPONED! TOWN OF CHENANGO HAS CLOSED COMMUNITY ROOM UNTIL APRIL 13.
May 4 - monthly meeting
June 2 - monthly meeting
July 7 - monthly meeting
Aug 4 - monthly meeting
Sept 1 - monthly meeting
Oct 6 - monthly meeting
Nov 11 - Annual Dinner Meeting
Dec 1 - monthly meeting