November 15, 2014   MassBee 2014 Fall Meeting and Honey Show

8am - 4pm

Red Apple Farm, Phillipston, MA

This is the fall meeting of our Massachusetts state beekeepers association.

For more information and agenda, go to

December 6, 2014   WCBA Annual Holiday Party
Time: Cocktails & appetizers 5-6pm, dinner served 6pm

Leo's Ristorante

11 Brackett Court (off Shrewsbury Street)
Worcester, Mass


Program: bring a $10 Yankee swap gift for a man, woman or either.  Merriment, good food, and slides from throughout the year.

Buffet menu:  Rolls & butter, antipasto, meatballs, homemade macaroni, sausage/peppers/onions/mushrooms, eggplant parmesan, chicken marsala, chicken & broccoli with ziti, sliced roast beef, dessert (vanilla ice cream with chocolate sauce, coffee & tea.

Reservations must be received by November 29, 2014.  See reservation form here.


January 9, 2015  Monthly Meeting and Chef Supper Time: 6:30 P.M.
Leicester Knights of Columbus Hall
Manville Road, Leicester, MA
Speaker: Renee Ricciardi
Topic: Beekeeping and Bee Culture Throughout Italy
Renee traveled across Italy and met and photographed dozens of beekeepers, looking at ways they manage and keep their bees.  She will share those experiences with us in a visual presenation.


(more information coming soon -- watch this space!)

This is our annual WCBA Cookout extravaganza that starts at 11:00 am. Scott and Brian Faucher get the grill fired up and provide the hot dogs, hamburgers, buns, condiments and drinks. It is up to the rest of us to bring salads and sidedishes and deserts for the fiesta not siesta as this is an exciting day. We start off with the eating and/or feasting from 11:00 am-12:30 pm. During that period, Mary Duane will engage us in a quiz bowl of some sort. We will then have our own WCBA Smoker Contest for the County smoker Champ who will win a meal for two at our Thanksgiving Banquet. This will be followed by a hive opening at Scott’s hives and his management style. Scott is one who likes to do a lot of experimentation with his hives and with planting various nectar plants. We will see what’s new and on the horizon.  Norm Mercier will then do a honey extracting demonstration on a small scale in the cellar of Scotts log cabin Mansion. Scott will then offer tours of his work in progress. You do not want to miss this one with all the excitement and fine food.