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BrCBA and Westport River Watershed Alliance

June 22, 2024

River Day is the WRWA's  annual FREE family fun day to celebrate the River, offering many activities and staged performances. 

River Day this year featured many local vendors and exhibitors with the emphasis on the environment. Many of the local non-profits offered an interactive children’s activity for a fun learning experience.  

Once again, our club shared resources and information about local beekeeping with attendees. Thanks to Leslie Knowles, Amy Tessier, and Charlene Mello....a dream team of experience and information about honeybees for sharing the love.


BrCBA Annual Jar Sale

The best deal on jars around.  BrCBA volunteers distributed cases of one-pound and two-pound jars to use for honey. Thanks to the volunteers who helped with the sale coordination and the distribution.  Thanks, too, to the Bristol Agricultural High School for their continued support of the BrCBA and local beekeeping.


BrCBA and Taunton River Watershed Alliance

June 9, 2024

The Taunton River Watershed Alliance (TRWA) is hosted its annual June festival on the banks of the Wild & Scenic Taunton River in celebration of National Rivers Month. TRWA's mission is to protect and restore the Taunton River Watershed’s natural resources for current and future generations.

Once again, the BrCBA supported this event with our beekeeping awareness program featuring resources, live bees, and more to help spread the word about local beekeeping. Huge thanks to Leslie Knowles and Kai Armstrong for sharing the bee love. 



Sharing the Bee Love at the Roth Jones Duff Museum

June, 2024

BrCBA at the Rotch Jones Duff Museum in New Bedford with 4th grade students from the Congdon School. Thanks to our wonderful volunteers: Tom and Maryann Lord, Leslie Knowles, Beverly Pusateri, Jan and Dave Baxter and Brenda Dias. The kiddos were great and it was a very fun day.

A historic recreation of a wooden apiary serves the fifth grade Apiary Program and offers exhibits related to pollination and beekeeping. The program utilizes this unique urban garden setting to introduce students to the important role of the honey bee, gardening techniques, conservation practices, bee-keeping operations and the interdependency of the environment in plant and food production.


BrCBA Hosts Mass Bee Fall Meeting & Honey Show

November 4, 2023
Bristol Community College

A fantastic and informative event with 2 renowned speakers, Deborah Klughers and Paul Kelly.

8 vendors offered a variety of useful and beautiful bee products.

Mass Bee sponsored a Honey Show and Contest, with Chris and Paul Delaney judging

Lauri Bissonette took home top honors in the 'Baking with Honey' category with her Honey, Lemon and Ginger Biscotti...yum.

Amy Tessier took home 2 of the coveted honey awards.

Many thanks to our volunteers, MaryAnne and Tom Lord, Cindy Kerr, Debb Stellmach, Kai Armstrong, Lisa Sherman, Lauri Bissonette, Tiffiney Barlow, Ami Isham, Mike Delaney, Kitty deGroot, Sara Roy, Ann Dunham, John Sawyer, Tim Cummings, Ed Lowe, Kristen Lofstrom, Bill Mackintosh, Mary Ann Zuber, Charlene Mello. From start to finish, you all made it happen. 

Mead Making

September 24, 2023
Rotch Jones Duff House Museum, New Bedford, MA


BrCBA joined mead makers at the Rotch Jones Duff House Museum on a very rainy Sunday 9-24.

The rain did not hamper the fun as we shared information about honeybees and pollinator safety.

Our beautiful observation hive is always the hit of every event we attend.

Many thanks to Tom and MaryAnne Lord, our star volunteers for education and outreach.

Hive Opening

September 9, 2023
Little Compton, RI

Club member, Bill Mac MacIntosh, hosted 20 beekeepers at his beautiful apiary in Little Compton.

We opened hives as he talked about single brood hives, queen rearing, bee nutrition, winterizing, benefits of 9 frame honey supers and a plethora of other topics.

Ed Lowe offered a honey harvesting workshop in Mac’s barn demonstrating hot knife wax removal and proper frame loading for extraction.

This was our first apiary hive opening event in 3 years and could not have been any better!

Big thanks to Mac, Ed and President Mike for making it all happen.

Club "Swarm" 2023

May 27, 2023
American Legion, Berkeley, MA

Over 100 Bristol County Beekeepers gathered to celebrate all things bees.
Speakers Paul Tessier and Dan Lewcon provided valuable information.
We had a delicious lunch and a great raffle.
This is a wonderful annual  spring gathering.
Spring fling on 4/2/2023 with the Easter Bunny.

Thanks to Tom and Mary Ann Lord, Kai Armstrong, Holly Palladino, and Leslie Knowles for volunteering.

Earth Day 4/22/23 at the Buttonwood park Zoo. 

Thanks to Charlene Mello, her helper, Glenys Foster and Tom and Mary Ann Lord for volunteering for the event.

Dartmouth Grange Fair   Saturday, September 10, 2022

It was a beautiful day. Tim sold some honey.

Spoke with lots of people and handed out some of our brand new club informational postcards.

Taunton River Festival     Sunday,  June 12, 2022  

Bristol County Beekeepers attended this free fun family event sponsored by the Taunton River Watershed Alliance at Weir Riverfront Park in Taunton, MA. Club members were on hand with a table of educational materials and the honeybee observation hive. 

Bristol County Beekeepers Association at the Bristol County Agricultural High School Open House.   May 7, 2022
Bristol County Beekeepers Association at the Buttonwood Zoo, New Bedford.Party for the Planet
April 23, 2022
Club "Swarm" Event 2021


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