Announcements


TOWER HILL BEE WEEKEND -- VOLUNTEERS NEEDED -- AUGUST 26 & 27

This coming weekend is Bee Weekend at Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston! Ken Warchol needs your help to staff the WCBA table. Shifts are available Sat & Sun August 26-27 from 10am-4pm. We also need help with the extracting demonstration. All volunteers will receive free admission to the beautiful gardens!

Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call him at 508-680-3440.



HELP NEEDED -- SPENCER FAIR SEPT. 1-4

We need your help to staff our booth at the Spencer Fair! Time slots are available for all days, but we especially need volunteers for Friday daytime hours, Sunday night, and Monday. Come join us and have fun telling the public about bees and beekeeping, along with your fellow beekeepers! And don't forget to enter your honey, baked goods or photos in the honey show! Email or call This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for details.

Honey show information:  www.spencerfair.org/honey



CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR NEW OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS

President -- Kathy deGraaf

Vice President -- Barbara MacPhee

Secretary -- Angela Hogue

Treasurer -- Phil Gaudette

Directors for 2017-2020 -- Dick Callahan & Norman Mercier


A HUGE THANK YOU to our outgoing President Mary Duane for all her work these past two years -- THANKS MARY!!

 


NEXT MEETING SEPT. 16 at 1pm in SUTTON

Our last outdoor meeting of the year will take place at Foppema Farm in Sutton, at 1pm on September 16. We will have a presentation on Winter Preparations, Part II. We'll also have another plant swap for those who are interested -- feel free to bring/take plants to share!

Please bring a snack to share. You may also want to bring a lawn chair!

Details under Events.

 


HIVE INSPECTIONS ARE AVAILABLE

The MA apiary inspection service is now available. If you are interested in having an inspector check your hive, or any hive that died, please submit an online inspection request here:

MDAR Apiary Inspection Request Form


You can also call 617-626-1801 to request a visit from an inspector.

 


MA POLLINATOR PROTECTION PLAN

The MA Pollinator Protection Plan has been released and can be found at http://www.mass.gov/eea/docs/agr/farmproducts/apiary/pollinator-plan.pdf

 


WCBA EXTRACTORS

WCBA has several extractors available for rent to our members. For details see here.

 


DOES YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS NEED UPDATING?

If your membership is up to date but you are not receiving club emails (quarterly newletter & important announcements), please contact our treasurer Phil Gaudette to update your email in our records.

 


MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS DUE AUGUST 31

Membership has its benefits!  Quarterly newsletter, discount on beekeeping trade journals (Bee Culture and American Bee Journal), free admittance to the WCBA indoor meetings which include our March and October speaker meetings, discount honey jar ordering, club honey extractor program and much, much more.  Don't delay, renew today!


Membership renewals are due by August 31 every year.  Dues are $15.  You can renew by mail or at any of the club meetings.  The membership renewal form can be found here.