NEXT WCBA MEETING - Saturday, September 21 at 1:00 PM 

Foppema's Farm (Formerly Keown Orchards) 10 McClellan Rd. Sutton, MA

SPEAKERS: Ken Warchol & Other experienced beekeepers

TOPIC: Final preparations for the winter months

Ken will open a hive and demonstrate what needs to be done in the beehive to
prepare it for the long winter months. Food stores and feeding, treatments, brood
rearing, wrapping and winter care of the hive will be covered. This is a must for new
beekeepers hoping to overwinter their hives successfully—hope to see you there.
Please bring protective equipment, folding chairs and sunscreen.



Looking for Volunteers!


At our August WCBA meeting, Worcester County League of Sportsment's Clubs' (WCLSC) VP, Joe Afonso described their "Kid's Day" project which will prepare, assemble and distribute up to 400 Native Bee Hives to young Worcester County conservationists.


Joe and the WCLSC have asked WCBA to partner with them and are looking for volunteers in each of these project phases:

- Review and provide input into the design of the proposed bee house (August/Sept)

Help acquire materials for the interior of the bee house (wood pieces w/holes, bamboo, etc. (Oct-Dec)

- Participate, if requested, at specific club Kid's Day events to promote the WCBA and explain the use of the kits (Feb-June, typically 8-10 events)

- Cut and package the kits for distribution (1 day event, late Jan/Feb)

For more information or to volunteer, contact Joe Afonso at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 617-939-1605.  WCLSC also has a facebook page here.




Saturday, August 17 in Grafton - WCBA Outdoor meeting

September 8-12 in Montreal, Quebec - Apimondia 2019

Saturday, September 21 in Sutton - WCBA Last outdoor meeting of the season

Saturday, October 5 at Leicester, MA  K of C - All day conference with invited speakers

See WCBA Summer Newsletter page 4 for additional details


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.