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Package Ordering Information

    Package ordering starts on February 9 for Bee School students and on March 10 for members and non-members. Packages will be $130.00 this year for 2023 Bee School Students and Continuing Members as defined in the Bee Package Policy & Schedule document. The price is $155.00 for all others.

    Bee School students are guaranteed at least 2 packages when ordering from February 9 through March 9. After that date, all ordering will be on a first come, first serve basis.

    Payment for packages is by check or money order with a credit card option to be announced. All come with marked queens. Package pickup is estimated to be scheduled for a late April Saturday. The exact Saturday is contingent upon the vagaries of Georgia weather. Package pickup details will be posted separately when the time comes.

    Orders that contain a check for the wrong amount or that are post marked prior to the start date of ordering will not be processed. Valid orders will be processed on a “first come, first serve” basis until the number of packages ordered from the distributor is reached. Instructions for ordering packages by mail can be found in the Bee Package Policy & Schedule document. Click or tap HERE to access the document.

    Executive Board Meeting

      Thursday, February 2, 7:00 PM

      This is your club, this is your meeting. Get involved, volunteer and let your voice be heard! Club members are welcome to discuss the Club’s business.

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

      Monthly Meeting February

        Wednesday, February 22, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

        This month’s meeting will feature a presentation by Amy Meltzer entitled “Gardening With Native Plants, Why and How”. In this talk, Amy will focus on the current biodiversity crisis; the evolutionary history among native plants, insects, birds and fungi, and how these interdependent relationships among diverse species are necessary for their survival. She will show how growing native plants and using ecological landscape practices can simultaneously reverse biodiversity loss, increase resilience in our landscapes, and slow climate change – all while creating a beautiful garden!

        Amy is an active member of Grow Native Massachusetts and the Mass Pollinator Network. She is also on both the Research Team and the Natural Solutions working group of The Massachusetts Chapter of Elders Climate Action. Amy has been researching and gardening with native plants for over ten years.

        This topic is especially relevant to us as beekeepers and stewards of both managed bees and all pollinators. Pollinators are under siege by the onslaught of both habitat loss, which Amy’s work addresses, and indiscriminate pesticide abuse. Any initiative that serves to mainstream the notion that a perfect green sterile lawn that looks like Astro Turf is neither attractive, necessary or even economical is a welcome effort to change that mindset.

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