Monthly Meeting – February

Wednesday, February 22, 7pm – 9pm

This month’s meeting will feature Candlemaking with Mary Mansur of Tomten Beesworks in Ipswich, MA.  Candles are a wonderful product that can be made from the wax collected from your hives. This class will teach you the basic skills of working with beeswax, from rendering collected wax, safety considerations and necessary equipment, to different types of wicks used and candles that can be made.

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

Worcester County Beekeepers Spring 2017 Conference

Saturday, March 4, 9:00 AM – 3:30PM, Quabbin Regional High School, Barre, MA

“The Worcester County Beekeepers Association is bringing two of the nations top apiary scientists together this March. Our goal is to give beekeepers a better understanding of what goes on in the depths of a honeybee colony so we can better manage those colonies and are able to respond to the environmental challenges we face. Dr. Tom Seeley (Cornell University) and Dr. Dennis vanEngelsdorp (University of Maryland) will present us with a full day of in-depth research knowledge, giving us the tools to better manage our bees. WCBA members are encouraged to attend this free conference and we invite members from other organizations to attend. This event is FREE for members, non-members pay $10 or may may join the WCBA for $15. Lunch will be provided in the cafeteria for $10, but must be pre-registered for (see form below). The day’s agenda is very intriguing and is tailored to meet the challenging times that we as beekeepers are facing. SAVE THE DATE—With plenty of room available in the auditorium for all interested, I look forward to seeing you at Quabbin High in Barre on Saturday, March 4!”
—Ken Warchol, Program Chairman


  • Dr. Tom Seeley, Cornell University
  • DR. Dennis VanEnglesdrop, University of Mayland

Registration is required for lunch. The registration form can be found at the bottom of page 4 of the Registration Information Link just below.

Registration Information-> WCBA Spring 2017 Conference

Map -> Quabbin Regional High School, Barre, MA