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March 2017

FCBA Meeting

March 17, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Senior Center, South Deerfield.,

The guest speaker will be Jack (one of the owners) from Betterbee Beekeeping Supply New York. Hope to see you there. Doors open at 6:30 PM for questions and answers that you may have on your hive right now. Regular meeting starts at 7 o'clock and runs to 9 o'clock.

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April 2017

Franklin County Beekeepers Monthly Meeting

April 20, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Frontier Senior Center, 67 N Main Street
South Deerfield, MA 01373 United States
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The meeting starts at 7:00PM. There will be a question and answer secession for newer beekeepers starting at 6:30 PM. Our guest speakers will be Ed and Marian Szymanski who are homesteaders and beekeepers. They live on one acre of land in Franklin, Mass. on a lot planted with fruits, vegetables and flowers, and no grass to speak of. The homestead includes bees and chickens, and a wide variety of fruits, berries, vegetables and pollinator-specific gardens. Their recent focus has…

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May 2017

Franklin County Beekeepers Monthly Meeting

May 18, 2017 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Senior Center, South Deerfield.,

FCBA Members, Our April Meeting is on Thursday, May 18, 2017 at the South Deerfield Senior Center. The meeting starts at 7:00PM. There will be a question and answer session for newer beekeepers starting at 6:30 PM. Our guest speaker will be John Robohm is an electrical engineer and beekeeper from Jacksonville, VT.  who has created a business repairing and maintaining electric fence chargers. John will take us through the operation of an effective anti-bear fence as well as the…

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June 2017

Langstroth Bee Fest 2017

June 3, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Second Congregational Church, 16 Court Square, Greenfield, MA, 16 Court Square
Greenfield, MA United States
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Greenfield, MA –Heads up bee fans: this event has it all! A former Governor turned beekeeper, a national honey bee expert, kids activities and gift bags, plants and seeds,  bee basket raffles, children dancing, a Pollinator Parade, live bee demonstration hive, honey pie, popcorn and Arizona honey tea.... AND it is all free! View press release . . . Langstgroth Bee Fest 2017 Press Release  Download Poster . . . BEE FEST POSTER 2017 Press Contacts:  Sandy Thomas, Bee Fest Co-Chair rsthomas75@gmail.com…

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Mass Field Bee Day 2017

June 17, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
911 North Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA,

The Massachusetts Beekeepers Association is holding our annual FIELD DAY on Saturday, June 17, 2017. The event is hosted by Franklin County Beekeepers Association. There is a new venue location this year  -- THE UMASS AGRICULTURAL LEARNING CENTER on 911 NORTH PLEASANT STREET AMHERST, MA. The UMASS AGRICULTURAL CENTER is a 70 acre “Living Classroom” located on the northeast corner of the UMASS Amherst campus. The facility features Livestock, Fruit and Vegetable Gardens, Turf Management, Pollination Gardens and Landscaping areas. …

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July 2017

Franklin County Beekeepers Monthly Meeting

July 20, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Our July Meeting is on Thursday, July 20, 2017 will be hosted by Dan and Bonita Conlon of Warm Colors Apiary in S. Deerfield. The address is 2 South Mill River Road, South Deerfield. The meeting starts PROMPTLY at 7:00PM. Our meeting will focus on Mite Control. Colonies infested with Varroa mites typically produce less honey and are susceptible to secondary infections and death.  We will be inspecting and assessing hives for possible infestation and determine treatment. We will demonstrate…

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August 2017

Pot Luck Dinner at Golonka’s Farm

August 17, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Golonka’s Farm Stand on the Hatfield/Whately, Route 5 & 10
Whately,
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BEST CORN IN THE VALLEY!! Our August Meeting is on Thursday, August 17, will be hosted by Jan and Jimmy of Golonka’s Farm Stand on the Hatfield/Whately line. (Routes 5 &10) Whately, MA 413-247-3256. The meeting starts at 7:00PM. Jimmy will lead a walking tour highlighting the diversified selection of their crops (they use Integrated Pest Management techniques) as well as a walk by of his bee yard. Other meeting agenda items will be the FAIR and getting your bees…

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October 2017

October Business Meeting

October 19, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Warm Color Apiary – 2 South Mill River Road, South Deerfield,

Business Meeting Agenda 1. Officer reports - President - Dan Conlon, Treasurer - Tom Graney, Web - Elizabeth Bonney, Membership - Eileen. 2. Committee reports * Field Day - Tom and Dan * Fair - David and Amy M. * Bee Fest - Tom and Dan 3.MBA update - Tom Graney & Roger Reid - current MBA representatives. * Current meetings * Planned meetings 4. Budget * Policy for future requests / requirements - Dan * Review of current commitments…

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December 2017

2017 Christmas Party

December 14, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Franklin County Beekeepers’ Christmas Party December 14, 2017 Deerfield Inn 6:30 – 9:30 PM Please join us at our annual FCBA Christmas Party. Celebrate the Holidays with your fellow beekeepers and friends. “Bee” there at 6:30 for Cocktails and complimentary Hors d’oeuvres. Then treat yourself to a three entrée dinner buffet in our private dining room at the historic Deerfield Inn. The buffet dinner starts with a salad and soup, then choose from three preselected entrees and lastly end with…

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January 2018

Franklin County Beekeepers Monthly Meeting

January 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Senior Center, South Deerfield.,

Plant Meadows Everywhere www.pollinatorswelcome.com Good Reading: Acres USA by Tracy Frisch November 2016  Hampshire Gazette by Cris Carl June 2014 My Hampshire Gazette Feb.15, 2014   

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