Next meeting at Tinker Park :
October 22, 1-3pm, in the nature center
Speaker: Peter Sieling, Six and a Half Reasons for Smoking and Drumming Bees—Before the invention of movable comb hives, smoking and drumming bees gave master beekeepers almost as much control over box hives and skeps as the moveable frame hive. The technique is still useful today and should be in every beekeeper's mental toolbox.
Peter Sieling has been a woodworker, lumber processor and kiln operator for over twenty five years. He has written several books for Mason Crest Publishing and Garreson Publishing, plus numerous articles for Bee Culture, Popular Woodworking, Sawmill and Woodlot, Better Homes and Gardens Wood magazine, and Christian Science Monitor.
Suggested donation 5-10.00
Beginning Beekeeper resources:
NY Bee Wellness videos: http://tinyurl.com/y8va2cdj
Beekeeping for beginners; 102 page PDF (Penn State, 204)
Advanced beekeeping topics: 8 pages; Penn State 2012
How-To Videos by the University of Guelph, Canada
Videos from NY Bee Wellness (YouTube)
Beginning Beekeeping Class 2023
Rochester Beekeepers / NY Bee Wellness Inc.
WHERE: Hansen Nature Center, Tinker Park, 1525 Calkins Road Rochester, NY 14534
3 classes plus a field session working bees in the apiary; LIMIT 25 participants
FEE: 100.00, includes text “Keeping Honey Bees” by Sanford/Bonney, hand-outs; the text will be sent to you
For students, 50.00; name of school and grade level required
Payable through EventBrite, or by PayPal to email@example.com, or by money order to NY Bee Wellness POB 25291 Rochester NY 14625
WHEN: Meets Saturdays from 9:00am to 1pm
February 4-- Introduction to bees
March 4- Working with bees, and Diseases/Pests/Predators
April 1- Your Growing Colonies, and Honey Harvesting
Field day TBD, dependent on weather (required to receive an optional certificate)
*Pat Bono, Rochester NY, Background: Master Beekeeper, University of Montana, Founder- NY Bee Wellness Inc.
*Bob Deemer, Arcadia NY; Background:Former Pennsylvania Apiary Inspector , Plant Manager- Barkman Honey
Contact: Pat Bono, firstname.lastname@example.org; 585-820-6619
NY Bee Wellness, Inc. is an educational 501c3 not for profit; NYBeeWellness.org