Beginning Beekeeper Class
2019 Introduction to Beekeeping Class- Saturday February 16.
Morning 9:00 – 12:00 pm
Afternoon 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Held at Cornell Cooperative Extension 840 Upper Front St #2, Binghamton, NY 13905. We will be meeting in the basement auditorium of the main building.
Register early to be sure of a place. Classes fill up and we can't guarantee handouts to late comers.
**** PLEASE NOTE: park your vehicle in the Cracker Barrel restaurant lot NOT behind CCE. Walk behind Applebees. There is a very busy farmer's market at CCE on Saturdays that needs the spaces at CCE for the coming and going of customers hauling purchases. ****
SNAIL MAIL REGISTRATION $?? (mail by ??) 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, morning or afternoon session selection in the email. 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: