Our next meeting will be Sunday January 21, 2018, 2-4PM, at Cornell Cooperative Extension meeting room, 615 Willow Avenue, Ithaca. Club member and former FLBC president Shelley Stuart will be speaking about making mead – that’s wine made from honey! You can get a head start on how Shelley does it by visiting http://meadmagic.com   There will be some samples to enjoy as well, and snacks are always welcome. Hope to see you there!

Our November meeting was informative and TASTY!  We sampled  many varieties of our members’ honey (including some manuka honey from New Zealand), sampled some food made with honey, and had an informative Q&A about everything from overwintering hives to the best way to set up an extractor.


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