Saturday November 4 -- Thanksgiving Banquet

Time:         5:00pm social hour, 6:00pm dinner

Place:        Leicester Knights of Columbus


Celebrate with a fresh turkey dinner with all the fixins', dessert, coffee & tea!

Your reservation must be received by Oct. 27. See the form on page 7 of the fall newsletter.


Speaker: Dianne Benson Davis -- Eagle One: Raising Bald Eagles

Dianne spent four months living alone as the caretaker for eight baby bald eagles in the remote Quabbin Reservoir area as part of an ambitious and successful effort to reintroduce the endangered bald eagle to the skies of New England. Her book, Eagle One, A Wildlife Memoir, is a record of her time with the eagles and will be available for $20 (a $5 discount).

Awards and Presentations:

Presentations will be made for Beekeeper of the Year, Honey Queen, Spencer Fair Winners, and Appreciation.

Raffle: Bring a gift from the garden, the kitchen or the hive, a handmade craft, some bee equipment, a gift certificate or even a bottle of spirits for the teacup raffle.

Also, food items are needed for the large baskets to be raffled off -- please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you can donate something for those.

Saturday November 11 -- Mass Bee Fall Meeting

Time:         8:00am - 4:00pm

Place:        Scanlon Hall, Westfield State University

                   Westfield, MA

Speakers:  Dr. Meghan Milbrath, Michigan State Univ.

                   Rachael Bonoan, Tufts University & Boston Area Beekeepers

Mass Bee's fall meeting with be in Westfield this year with some terrific speakers and topics (varroa management, overwintering with nucs, honeybee nutrition). You can find details in the Mass Bee newsletter:

Saturday December 2 -- Holiday party

Time:         5:00pm Cocktail hour

                   6:00pm Buffet dinner

Place:        Leo's Ristorante

                   11 Bracket Court (off Shrewsbury Street)

                  Worcester, MA


Relax and kick off the holiday season wining & dining with your fellow beekeepers.

Menu: Rolls, Antipasto, Meatballs, Homemade Macaroni, Eggplant Parmesan, Sausage/Peppers/Onions/Mushrooms, Chicken Masala, Chicken & Broccoli with Ziti, Sliced Roast Beef, Dessert (vanilla ice cream with chocolate sauce), Coffee & tTea

Yankee Swap: Bring a $10 gift to swap with your fellow beekeepers

Your reservation must be received by Nov. 24. See the form on page 7 of the fall newsletter.




Friday January 12 - Chef Supper, 6:30pm Leicester Knights of Columbus

Friday February 9 - Chef Supper, 6:30pm Leicester Knights of Columbus 


Directions to the Leicester Knights of Columbus

Indoor monthly meetings and many of the Special Events of the WCBA are held at the Knights of Columbus Hall, Manville Street, in Leicester, Massachusetts.

From Webster Square in Worcester: Follow Route 9 West into Leicester. Two miles from the town line turn right onto Manville Street, just after Entwhistle’s Garage. Entrance to the Knights of Columbus is 1/2 mile up on your left.
From the Spencer or Leicester area: Follow Route 9 East. Turn left onto Manville Street, just before Entwhistle’s Garage. Entrance to the Knights of Columbus is 1/2 mile up on your left.