Package Ordering Info!

February 1, 2016 in Uncategorized by new-admin

Package ordering information for club members only is available on the club’s Yahoo Group  at the following link: “Package Ordering Info!“. This year there will be no split deliveries. Package delivery is tentatively scheduled for the end of April. Packages will be $92 this year. All come with marked queens. Wilbanks has always delivered a quality bee package.

Do not wait until the last minute. If the 900 packages are not sold, the order will be cut back – and then you’re back to being on a sweep truck probably in June, and no one wants to be on that truck!!!

All the information you need to order your packages is in the above mentioned Yahoo Group link. Please read it carefully, follow the instructions and do not badger the club officers with package questions that are already answered in that post. These individuals work very hard every year to bring us quality packages at the lowest possible price. So please, let’s all just color between the lines, follow the instructions and give them a break.

Executive Board Meeting

January 15, 2016 in Executive Board Meeting by pcba-admin

Tuesday, February 2nd 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

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