2016 Package Pickup

Saturday, May 7, 8 AM – 2 PM

The 2016 PCBA Package Pickup Event will be on Saturday, May 7th at Reunion Farm, 271 Main Street, Plympton, which is located at the corner of Route 58 (Main St) and Mayflower Rd, at the light.  Pickup hours will be from 8 AM to 2 PM.  No early birds, and please, don’t be late.  If you are not going to be available, you MUST make arrangements to have someone else pick up your bees.  They are perishable, they will not last in those boxes, and all the boxes must be moved from the barn at the end of the day.

This is an extremely large pick up to organize.  Please understand we are going to have to manage traffic flow, both cars and people – this is someone’s home and it is near a major intersection.  I know we’re all busy and have things to do on a Saturday in Spring, but if you could not all show up at once – and, as I said, don’t show up early!  Remember it’s best to install the bees later on in the afternoon, keeps them closer to their new home for that first night.

There will be live package installation demos at the pickup, if the weather cooperates and there are several videos of past demos available on the club’s YouTube channel at PCBA Package Installation Demos. Watching the videos and a live demo will help those who are doing their first package install to plan their moves and go into the process with confidence.

The annual package pickup event is a rite of spring at PCBA and we look forward to seeing you all there.

Reunion Farm ~ Map -> 271 Main St, Plympton, MA

Mass Bee Field Day – 2016

Saturday, June 18, 2016

University of Massachusetts Agronomy Farm
89 – 91 River Rd. South Deerfield, MA.

The 2016 Field Day will take place on Saturday June 18th at the University of Massachusetts Agronomy Farm in·South Deerfield, MA. Field Day is an opportunity to learn from experienced beekeepers the practical tasks of hive management. Expert beekeepers·volunteer their time to share techniques on pest & disease management, Queen rearing, swarm prevention, and a variety of practical skills.· It is an excellent opportunity to learn, ask questions from some of our best state and New England beekeepers, meet beekeepers from other clubs throughout the state and participate in or watch activities like the smoker contest.

Free Event (Lunch $10.000) – Registration Required!!!

More Information and registration form coming soon at: www.massbee.org

Map: UMass Agronomy Farm

Vendors: Betterbee, Brushy Mountain, Mann Lake.