Announcements

 

NO HIVE OPENINGS ON MAY 27

The WCBA small-group hive openings originally scheduled for May 27 have been cancelled because of the Memorial Day holiday. Please check with Ken Warchol for more information.
 

NEXT WCBA OUTDOOR MEETING -- SATURDAY JUNE 3 in BERLIN

Our next WCBA outdoor meeting will be in Berlin, MA at 1pm on Saturday June 3. This is always a great meeting! This year we'll have several small workshops including making splits, varroa mite evaluation, and simple queen rearing.

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Details under Events.

Hope you can join us!



MASS BEE FIELD DAY -- JUNE 17 in AMHERST -- NEW LOCATION THIS YEAR!

Don't miss this outstanding opportunity to attend multiple workshops in a beautiful outdoor setting and meet beekeepers from all over Massachusetts! There is no charge to attend (a catered lunch can be purchased). Details can be found on the MassBee web site.

The WCBA will be sponsoring a bus from Auburn to this event. If you would like to leave the driving to us, please contact Mary Duane. Cost for the bus transportation is $15. Details can be found 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.