Next Meeting : Sunday, November 18, 2PM at Cornell’s Mann Library

Here is some helpful information from Michael Cook, who will be our host for the day:

“Here’s a Google map of where Mann is located

We’ll meet at Mann Library, 237 Mann Dr, Ithaca, NY just off Tower Rd. – there’s a parking lot on Mann Drive that folks can use, it’s marked as an “N” zoned lot but that one and any of the “C” zone lots parallel to Tower Road (adjacent to the soccer fields) are fine to use on Sunday. Generally as long as no one parks in a handicapped, 20 minute or “Mechanical” spot (they are all well marked) they should be OK.

They’ll want to come into Mann Library and meet me there in the lobby at 2:00. From there I’ll take our group to Mann 160, which is a large room. I’ll have everyone make sure they’ve washed and dried their hands before handling items. We’ll be looking at some of the many gems from the Everett Franklin Phillips Beekeeping Collection, including Langstroth’s personal journal and beekeeping artifacts. There’s a lot to see & if anyone wants to request something in particular they should email me ( in advance.

By the way, a tiny fraction of the collection is online at – that site is moving to a new system very soon.”

Hope to see you there on Sunday!

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