Events

Friday 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


This meeting is one of our popular chef supper meetings where everyone brings a dish to share as noted in our newsletter and has a chance to socialize.  Following supper, Renee Ricciardi, a Plymouth County beekeeper, will present a program on Beekeeping in Italy.  Renee has traveled across Italy, particularly focusing on Milan and Turin, photographing and studying the practices of Italian beekeepers.  She will present a power point visual presentation on how beekeeping is practiced in Italy including rooftop beekeeping in the cities.  Come out and bring a dish big enough to serve 10 people, based on the first letter of your last name.  Remember to bring your own tableware.

A-I:  Main Course

J-R:  Vegetable

S-Z:  Dessert

 

 

Friday February 13, 2015  Monthly Meeting and Chef Supper Time: 6:30 P.M.
Leicester Knights of Columbus Hall
Manville Road, Leicester, MA
Speaker: Glenn Cornell
Topic: The Queen Rearing Initiative in Plymouth County


Bring a dish and join us for our 2nd chef supper of the season.  After our meal, the directors of the Queen Rearing Initiative in Plymouth County, Glen Cornell and Dave Hayden, will present to us how they started the queen rearing project raising Northern Bred Queens using the best stock of the PCBA members to product a strong Northern Bred Queen strain.  The power point presentation will enlighten the WCBA on how to proceed with such a venture if our organization so desires.  A must for all those wishing to improve their bee stock and how to produce queens.  Come out and bring a dish big enough to serve 10 people, based on the first letter of your last name.  Remember to bring your own tableware.

A-I:  Dessert

J-R:  Main Course

S-Z:  Vegetable

 

 

BE SURE TO SAVE THESE DATES FOR UPCOMING MEETINGS


Saturday March 7 -- WCBA ALL DAY SPRING MEETING 8am-4pm

with SPECIAL SPEAKERS Dr. Marla Spivak and Dr. Mike Simone Finstrom


Friday April 10 -- 6pm chef supper

Speaker Lisa Nason on Making Beeswax Body Lotions, Hand Creams & Lip Balms


May 2 -- First outdoor meeting of the season, Oxford, MA

June 6 -- Outdoor meeting (time & place TBA)

June 20 -- Mass Bee Annual Field Day, South Deerfield, MA

July 18 -- Family picnic and outdoor meeting, Princeton, MA

Aug. 15 -- Outdoor meeting, Rutland, MA

Sept. 4-7 -- Spencer Fair, Spencer, MA

Sept. 19 -- Apple picking and last outdoor meeting of the season, Keown Orchards, Sutton, MA

Oct. 3 -- All Day indoor meeting with SPECIAL SPEAKERS TBA

Nov. 7 -- Thanksgiving Banquet, Leicester KofC

Dec. 5 -- Christmas Party at Leo's Ristorante, Worcester


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.