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    • February 01, 2022
    • March 29, 2022
    • 9 sessions
    • Online via Zoom
    • 27

    SPRING 2022 Bristol County Beekeepers Association

    Beginner’s Beekeeping Course

    Tuesday evenings 7:00 – 9:00

    February 1 – March 29, 2022

    All classes are scheduled to be held virtually using Zoom

    This is the course you should take if you are thinking about keeping bees, or if you have tried beekeeping and want to learn more about it or if you are just curious about bees!

    The cost is $50 which includes lectures, handouts and a 1-year membership to Bristol County Beekeepers Association. Please note that the membership is for an individual, entitled to one vote at club meetings.

    Subjects will include the biology of honeybees, how to acquire your first bees, buying or building a beehive, plants for the bees, diseases and how to treat them, and queens.  Colony management and a review of what to do during the four seasons will give you an idea of what is involved.  There will be lots of time for questions and answers, and a chance to talk to people who have just started as well as veterans with 100 hives who can talk about tons of honey. 

    Classes are held on Tuesdays evening, from 7 to 9 pm with a 15 minute break.  There will be a general membership monthly meeting held during the course that students (as new members) are encouraged to attend.  Classes are scheduled to end on March 29th. If there are cancellations, Bee School will be pushed back a week.   A makeup day is scheduled for April 5th, if needed.

    Students will be given the option of being paired up with a “Bee Buddy”.  A Bee Buddy is a veteran beekeeper from the club who can help a new beekeeper continue to learn and experience beekeeping after the course ends. 

    [Note] For current paid members who register for this course, your club membership will be manually extended for one additional year.  

    • February 22, 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Bristol Community College (live) and via Zoom

    Our February meeting will take place 7-9pm on February 22nd.   Glen Card from Merrimack Valley Apiaries will be giving a presentation on nucs.

    This will be a live event taking place at the Fall River campus of Bristol Community College.  The meeting will be simulcast via Zoom for those who cannot attend in person. 

    777 Elsbree St, Fall River, MA 02720

    Parking Lot 12 is suggested as we meet in Building G in the Atrium.

    Our live meeting will include a raffle of a 3-pound package of Italian Bees with Marked Italian Queen ($144 value) . We’d also like to ask those attending in person to bring along a scratch ticket of any value. Combining them for a secondary raffle item.  This was a big hit at our Club Swarm and it was suggested we make it a monthly meeting prize.

    Additionally, masks are required on campus so bring one along. We will have a large space for our meeting so our inside gatherings will be as safe as possible. 

    Details of the Zoom connection information will be provided in the President's Message a few days prior to the meeting on the 22nd.

Past events

January 25, 2022 January 2022 Club Meeting
December 28, 2021 December 2021 Club Meeting
November 23, 2021 November 2021 Club Meeting
October 26, 2021 October 2021 Club Meeting

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