2017 Glassware Pickup

Saturday, July 29 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM at 240 Spring St, Hanson, MA 02341

Glassware Pickup is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, July 29 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM at 240 Spring St, Hanson, MA 02341, rear building. If the shipment to us DOES NOT take place as now scheduled, the Pickup Date will be Saturday, August 5, same time, same place. Please monitor the website and the PCBA Yahoo Group special notices in case there is a change. 

  • You must be prepared to take delivery either on July 29 or on August 5 depending on the shipping situation. Anyone unable to take delivery during that time on either of those two dates, must get someone else to accept delivery. 
  • All Glassware must be paid for at or before delivery – no exceptions.
  • Unclaimed glassware reverts to the Club unless special arrangements have been agreed to.
  • An extra charge may be added, if we have to move undistributed cases to another location after Saturday.

Glassware Pickup Location ~ Map -> 240 Spring St, Hanson, MA 02341

Ken Warchol at the Pembroke Public Library

Monday, July 24, 6:30 PM

Ken Warchol of the Worcester County Beekeepers Association, our beloved Zen Master of Beekeeping, will give a presentation on “The Role of the Honeybee in Our Environment” at the Pembroke Public Library. The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Pembroke Public Library and the library newsletter announcing the event is available by clicking here.

Pembroke Public Library ~ Map -> 142 Center St Pembroke, MA 02359

Monthly Meeting – July

Wednesday, July 26, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Marshfield Fair Overview – The fair is the club’s signature event. Bonnie has been hard at work getting ready for it since this spring. She will discuss the various moving parts and logistics that we, as club members, can get involved with to help her and Dave make it happen. A schedule of events is available by clicking here.

Marshfield Fair Honey Sales & Competition Q&A – Dave Hayden will have the paperwork and tags that are needed to sell honey at the fair. Dave will also answer questions about selling honey through the club’s venue and about entering the honey and bee related competitions at the Marshfield Fair.

There will also be a general Ask the Beekeeper session for anyone looking to gain information or share experiences.

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

Club Honey Extraction

Saturday, August 5, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

There will be a club honey extraction on August 5 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the Hanson Clubhouse. Observers are welcome but club members who are extracting are asked to please observe the following rules:

1. If you want to do an extraction you must call John Phillips at 781-293-2297 and TALK TO HIM. So leave your name and number if he does not answer. Only those who have spoken with him will permitted to extract.

2. You must bring a enough food grade buckets to accommodate the amount of honey that you will be extracting. A 5 gallon bucket should almost be enough for 2 supers. So if you plan to extract 2 or 3 full supers bring at least 2 5 gallon buckets.

3. You must also bring a bucket to put your uncappings in. This bucket can be smaller.

4. There is no time for filtering so don’t bring any filtering equipment. Since there will be no filtering you probably don’t want to bring the bucket that has the honey gate on it because that is the one that you will want to filter into when you get home.

5. The club only provides a hot uncapping knife so if you want to uncap cold you must bring your own uncapping knife.

6. Participants are expected to help with the cleanup or to help out in some other way if you can not stay after you extract.

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

August Monthly Meeting / Potluck Supper

Tuesday, August 15, 6 pm – 9 pm at the Marshfield Fair Bee Barn

The August PCBA meeting will be held on Tuesday, Aug 15 at 6:00 PM. This will be a pot luck supper (no grills). It will be held at the Bee Barn on the Fair Grounds (NOT at the Hanson Clubhouse). Contact person to be announced. When you enter the Fair grounds at the Rte 3A entrance (across from the Grace Ryder housing facility) you will see signs as to where to park. WE ARE NOT ALLOWED TO DRIVE INTO THE FAIR GROUNDS OR PARK INSIDE THE GATE!!! This is a hard and fast rule the Fair people have given us, so we need to cooperate since there will be many vehicles and people going in and out setting up.

Marshfield Fair Grounds ~ Map -> Marshfield Fair, Bee Barn