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Package Ordering Info!

Packages will be $110.00 this year for new Bee School Students and Continuing Members as defined in the Bee Package Policy & Schedule document and $135.00 for all others. Payment for packages is in cash or by check only. No credit cards are accepted. All come with marked queens. Package pickup is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, April 18, subject to change. Package pickup details will be posted separately when the time comes.

Ordering starts on February 14 for new Bee School Students and Continuing Members and on March 16 for all others. Bee School Students only ,with no exceptions, will be able to order at the February 13 Bee School class.

Mail in orders that are post marked prior to the applicable ordering start date or that contain a check for the wrong amount will not be processed. In person orders paying with either cash or check will be accepted at club meetings or bee school on or after the applicable ordering start date.

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. 

 

Monthly Meeting – February

Wednesday, February 26,  7:00 PM – 9:00 PM, 228 High St, Hanson, MA

This month’s meeting will feature Rick Reault of New England Beekeeping/Carlisle Honey/Honeybound Meadery. The topic of his presentation is “Beekeeping & Business Opportunities”. There are many business opportunities in beekeeping. Rick will speak to the many different opportunities he has experienced on his way to building a muti-million dollar business that continues to grow.

Rick has been a beekeeper for 25 years. His interest was sparked by watching his Uncle tending his bees assisted by his grandfather. After his first season of beekeeping, which ended with two colonies, Rick increased to 10 colonies and hasn’t stopped since. He owns three companies, New England Beekeeping, Carlisle Honey and Honeybound Meadery,  manages about 1000 producing colonies and up to 150 nucs. Rick speaks about beekeeping at schools, clubs and libraries. He also donates a lot of his time as an active contributor to our state and county beekeeping associations, having served for many years in the following capacities:

  • Member-Middlesex County Beekeepers Association
  • Past President- Middlesex County Beekeepers Association
  • Past Vice President-Middlesex County Beekeepers Association
  • Past President of Massachusetts State Beekeeping Association
  • Member -Merrimack Valley Beekeepers Association (New Hampshire)
  • Member-Essex County Beekeepers Association
  • Member- Massachusetts State Beekeepers Association
  • Board of Directors Massachusetts Beekeepers Association
  • Member -New Hampshire Beekeepers Association
  • Life Member of EAS
  • Instructor at A-B Adult Education
  • Instructor at Tyngsboro Recreation Department
  • Past Director of Essex County Bee School
  • Instructor-MCBA/MVBA Workshops
  • 2005 Middlesex County Beekeepers Association Beekeeper of the Year

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

Mass Bee Spring Meeting

Saturday, March 14, 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM, Topsfield Fair, Coolidge Hall

Speakers will include Kirk Webster, Commercial beekeeper, well known for producing strong Russian queens and nucs, and operating his apiary without treatment for mites and other pests or pathogens and Tom Seeley, Professor, researcher and author of five books focused on the mysteries about the behavior, social life, and natural history of honey bees including his most recent book “The Lives of Bees”.

Registration for lunch is required.

Program and Registration Information-> Mass Bee Spring Meeting

Map -> Topsfield Fair, Coolidge Hall, Route1, Topsfield, MA