Beginning Beekeeper Class
Introduction to Beekeeping Class -- Unknown when we will be able to do this due to Covid related restrictions.
9 AM - 12 Noon
Held at Chenango Town Hall, Upper Front St , Binghamton, NY 13905. We will be meeting in the same room we use for meetings, at the far right of the building
Register early to be sure of a place. Classes fill up and we can't guarantee handouts to late comers.
SNAIL MAIL REGISTRATION Please use the download-and-print PDF form at the bottom of this page. Make checks payable to "Southern Tier Beekeepers Association".
EMAIL REGISTRATION (pay at the door) - Bob@beezerkbelts.com, 607-427-2420
Please include, name, contact email and phone number. 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.
As part of the class there is a "hands-on" session at the STBA club apiary. This session will give everyone a chance to work a beehive and chat with experienced beekeepers. This session is "free" with class registration and is limited to class participants.
Here are suggestions for pre-class reading and useful references 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 http://pubs.cas.psu.edu/FreePubs/pdfs/agrs93.pdf
University of Guelph basic beekeeping videos. These folks know what they are doing! http://www.uoguelph.ca/honeybee/videos.shtml
For questions and email REGISTRATION contact:
MAIL-IN registration form below: