Executive Board Meeting

November 24, 2015 in Executive Board Meeting by pcba-admin

Tuesday, December 1st at 7 PM, Hanson Clubhouse

This is your club, this is your meeting. Join us, get involved, volunteer, and let your voice be heard!

All are welcome to discuss the Club’s business.

Hanson Clubhouse ~ Map -> 228 High St Hanson, MA 02341

Christmas Party 2015

November 24, 2015 in Executive Board Meeting by new-admin

Saturday, December 12th at 5 PM, Duxbury Senior Center

The annual PCBA Christmas party will be at the Duxbury Senior Center, 10 Mayflower St in Duxbury on December 12th, starting at 5:00 PM. There will be a pot luck supper and a Yankee Swap. Yankee Swap gifts are generally in the price range of $10.00 – $15.00. Please tag the gift as being suitable for male, female or both (like Mead). Please contact Delores Marchewka at to coordinate your potluck supper offering. We need appetizers, main dishes, salads, bread/rolls, desserts and punch. Chuck Shea is bringing a ham.

This is one of the clubs favorite events. Delores and Chuck Marchewka do a wonderful job of planning and coordinating it every year. The food is always great and there is always a lot of action at the Yankee Swap. Especially when there is a bottle of mead in play. So mark it on your calendar and if If you know of a member that does not receive email, or needs a ride let them know about the party and give them a ride if they need it.

Duxbury Senior Center ~ Map -> 10 Mayflower St, Duxbury, MA 02332

Beekeepers Pollinator Protection Plan Framework

September 20, 2015 in Uncategorized by new-admin

Monday, September 15th, 2015

Over the past month Massachusetts beekeepers have collaborated to create a Massachusetts Pollinator Protection Plan Framework based on the Presidential directive for Pollinator Health in the Nation.

On September 15, 2015, the “Eight County President’s Beekeepers Pollinator Protection Plan Framework” was submitted to our legislators, the MA Pesticide Bureau and the MA Farm Bureau. On October 8, 2015 a followup was sent to Commissioner John Lebeaux, Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR) to reiterate that this framework should be the Massachusetts Framework rather than simply a response to an invitation to comment on any other proposed framework.

Please take a moment to read what this plan intends to do to forge a Pollinator Protection Plan Framework in the Commonwealth and to lend your future support. Let us know how you can help going forward.

Initial Cover Letter – September 15, 2015

Cover Letter to MDAR – October 8, 2015

Eight County President’s Beekeepers Pollinator Protection Plan Framework

November 17th Hearing Notice

How to Submit Testimony and Attend the Hearing

Information on the Pending Legislation

What You Can Do

Sample Letter to Support H.655 and the 8 President’s Beekeeper Framework

Sample Letter Opposing Bill H.731

Sample Letter Opposing Bill H.3417

Sample Letter to Commissioner Lebeaux

72 Scientists Urge State To Protect Bees

30 Organizations Urge State To Protect Bees

Beekeepers Press Release November 17th