Monthly Meeting – May

Wednesday, May 22,  7:00 PM – 9:00 PM, Hanson Clubhouse

This month’s presentation by Sean Kent is entitled “What’s the Buzz: Native Bees of Massachusetts”. Sean is a field biologist, an accomplished photographer, an educator and has conducted research on native bees in Massachusetts. He also serves as the Education and Summer Camp Director for the Museum of American Bird Art at Mass Audubon in Canton.

Bees are a fascinating and essential part of healthy ecosystems. Although beekeepers have been stewarding honey bees for thousands of years, honey bees are not native to our country and are not the best pollinators for many of our native plants. We have an amazing diversity of native bees in Massachusetts and they are adapted to pollinating the native plants of our wetlands, roadsides, parks and other open spaces. As a group, they are diverse and beautiful and they are in need of our support.

Come see Sean’s spectacular images of these incredible pollinators and learn about their natural history and the efforts to protect these amazing creatures.

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

2019 Langstroth Bee Festival

Saturday, June 1, 9:30 AM – Noon, 2nd Congo Church, Greenfield, MA

The 2019 Langstroth Bee Festival which is held annually in celebration of the life of Lorenzo Langstroth who is known as the father of modern beekeeping and was Pastor of the Second Congregational Church of Greenfield will be held on Saturday June 1 from 9:30 AM to Noon in downtown Greenfield, MA. Click HERE for more information..

Langstroth Bee Festival ~ Map -> 2nd Congo Church, Greenfield, MA

2019 Mass Bee Field Day

Saturday, June 15, 9am – 4pm, State Apiary, Amherst, MA

The 2019 annual Mass Bee Field Day, hosted by the Franklin County Beekeepers Association, will take place on Saturday June 15th at the State Apiary which is located behind the University of Massachusetts Agricultural Learning Center at 911 North Pleasant St. in Amherst, MA. More information is available at: 2019 Mass Bee Field Day.

State Apiary ~ Map -> 911 North Pleasant St, Amherst, MA