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Monthly Meeting

October 13, 2014 in Monthly Meeting, Uncategorized by pcba-admin

Wednesday, October 22, 7pm – 9pm

 

Best Bees

 

       Join us for an informative talk from Noah-Wilson Rich of Best Bees!

 

 

Noah Wilson-Rich, Ph.D. (1982 – present) was born in Manhattan, NY. He grew up in Fairfield, CT, and moved to Boston for college in 2000 to attend Northeastern University, where he earned a B.S. in biology in 2005. Noah1He founded The Best Bees Company while in graduate school at Tufts University, as a means to raise funding for his research to improve honey bee health. In 2009, Noah won the Dow Chemical Company’s Student Sustainability Innovation Challenge. In 2010, Noah competed in the MIT $100K Entrepreneurship Elevator Pitch Competition for Best Bees, and won 1st place for the Life Sciences and runner up overall. In 2012, Noah gave a Ted talk about urban beekeeping. In 2014, Noah published his first book, “The Bee: A Natural History” through Ivy Press, Ltd. (UK) and Princeton University Press (US).

 

Bees pollinate more than 130 fruit, vegetable, and seed crops that we rely on to survive. Bees are crucial to the reproduction and diversity of flowering plants, and the economic contributions of these irreplaceable insects measure in the tens of billions of dollars each year. Yet bees are dying at an alarming rate, threatening food Noahsupplies and ecosystems around the world. In this richly illustrated natural history of the bee, Noah Wilson-Rich and his team of bee experts provide a window into the vitally important role that bees play in the life of our planet.

Earth is home to more than 20,000 bee species, from fluorescent-colored orchid bees and sweat bees to flower-nesting squash bees and leaf-cutter bees. This book takes an incomparable look at this astounding diversity, blending an engaging narrative with practical, hands-on discussions of such topics as beekeeping and bee health. It explores our relationship with the bee over evolutionary time, delving into how it came to be, where it stands today, and what the future holds for humanity and bees alike.

    • Provides an accessible, illustrated look at the human-bee relationship over time
    • Features a section on beekeeping and handy go-to guides to the identification, prevention, and treatment of honey bee diseases
    • Covers bee evolution, ecology, genetics, and physiology
    • Includes a directory of notable bee species
    • Presents a holistic approach to bee health, including organic and integrated pest management technique
    • Shows what you can do to help bee populations

 

Get the book now!! The Bee: A Natural History

 

Get Directions -> 128 Center St, Pembroke

 

Final Honey Extraction

October 3, 2014 in other by pcba-admin

Saturday, October 12th at the Hanson Clunhouse

The final extraction for the club will be on OCT 12th. at 10AM. Please let us know if you will be there and how many frames you intend to bring.

John Phillips at 781-293-2297

Ben Natale

Harold Barnes

Get Directions -> 228 High St Hanson, MA 02341

Executive Board Meeting

September 29, 2014 in Executive Board Meeting by pcba-admin

Tuesday, October 7th 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 our welcome to discuss the Club’s business.

Get Directions -> 228 High St Hanson, MA 02341

Dewey Caron / Ross Conrad Special Program

September 22, 2014 in Uncategorized by pcba-admin

Saturday, October 11, 2014, 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Knights of Columbus Hall, Kingston, MA.

Plymouth, Bristol, Barnstable, and Norfolk County clubs present a free all-day conference

Dewey Caron

 

In the morning, Dewey Caron, Entomology Professor and author of “Honey  Bee Biology and Beekeeping” will speak about improving survival, working toward treatment-free beekeeping, and reading your hives and colony behavior.

Ross Conrad

 

In the afternoon, Ross Conrad, author of “Natural Beekeeping” and former President of VT Beekeepers Assoc. will speak about treatment-free beekeeping, overwintering in the Northeast, and Swarms (management, catching, etc).

 

Program
8:30-9:00     – check-in and get lunch tickets for those participating
8:55-9:00     – welcome and introduction of Dewey Caron
9:00-10:00   – Dewey Caron speaks on what beekeepers are doing to improve colony survivorship
10:00-10:30 – break, Dewey sells/signs books
10:30-12:00 – Dewey Caron speaks on working toward treatment-free beekeeping and communicating with bees
12:00-1:00   – lunch break, Dewey and Ross sell/sign books
12:55-1:00   – introduction of Ross Conrad
1:00-2:30     – Ross speaks on treatment free beekeeping
2:30-3:00     – break, Ross sells/signs books
3:00-4:30     – Ross speaks on working with swarms
4:30-5:00     – Q & A with Ross, plus wrap up

Lunch will consist of green salad with packets of dressings, sandwich breads (both sliced and rolls), condiments (mayo, mustard, pickles, onions, tomatoes, etc), sandwich meats (roast beef, ham, turkey), cheeses (american, provolone, swiss), soup, fruit (apples, maybe others too), desserts (for mid-afternoon – cookies, brownies, etc.), coffee/decaf/tea/bottled water (available all day).

You must reserve lunch by Oct. 1. Please send a check or money order made out to the “PCBA” for $10, along with your name, to

Colleen Dunn
PO Box 228
Kingston, MA 02364

 

Get Directions -> Kingston Knights of Columbus

Extraction Workshops

September 15, 2014 in other by pcba-admin

Saturday, September 20th

&

Sunday, September 27th

There will be two extractions happening in September, the 20th & 28th, at the Hanson Clubhouse, starting at 10 am, hoping to end by 2 pm. Let the Group know how many frames you have so they can co-ordinate the workload.

Feel free to stop by and learn about the process of extracting honey, talk bees, and make new friends!

To sign up, you must contact: 

John Phillips at 781-293-2297

Ben Natale 

Harold Barnes 

Hope to see you there!

Get Directions -> 228 High St Hanson, MA 02341

Monthly Meeting

September 15, 2014 in Monthly Meeting by pcba-admin

Wednesday, September 24th, 7 – 9 pm, Hanson Clubhouse

Winter hive preparation discussion

Get Directions -> 228 High St Hanson, MA 02341