Next Meeting : Sunday, March 17, 2PM at Cornell Cooperative Extension, 615 Willow Street, Ithaca.  On the agenda: 

Our guest speaker will be Tom Seeley, Cornell professor and one of the world’s foremost experts on bees, who will present “The Lives of Honey Bees in the Wild”. In accepting our invitation, he wrote:

“I think it is good for beekeepers to understand that honey bees are still basically wild animals, and that beekeeping is mostly about manipulating their living conditions.  To see this clearly, it helps, I think, to know what we have learned about how bees live in the wild.  The fact that the wild colonies are persisting in the forests in the southern Finger Lakes region (and maybe up north, too), is good to know, especially given what we know now about HOW they are managing to survive without mite treatments. ”

Hope to see you there!

Welcome to FLBC

Welcome to the Fingerlakes Beekeepers Club page. FLBC is a community of over 100 beekeepers at all levels of experience and expertise whose purpose is to share knowledge and appreciation of honeybees, to improve the craftsmanship of its members, and to provide opportunities for friendship and conviviality among members and their families. We meet each third Sunday of the month at 2:00 PM. During October – March we meet at the Cornell Cooperative Extension, 615 Willow Avenue in Ithaca. Anyone interested in honeybees is welcome to attend. During April – September, the season of hive management, meetings are at the Club Apiary on the “Back 40” of the Cayuga Nature Center. Four miles north of Ithaca on Highway 89, then left on Garrett, then right on Houghton. Grassy parking lot and hives are .1 mile on the right.

Beekeeping speakers, workshops and programs are sponsored throughout the year.

Have a swarm of bees? Checkout the Resources Link/ Take My Bees