February 19, 2011 Beekeeping Symposium

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The Annual Winter Beekeeping Symposium be held on February 19, 2011 from 9am to 5pm at the Albright Auditorium, Hobart & William Smith College, Geneva, NY. This event is presented by the Ontario Beekeepers Association and the Finger Lakes Beekeepers Club. Admission is free.

Featured speakers include Randy Oliver who owns and operates a small commercial beekeeping enterprise in the foothills of Grass Valley in Northern California. He manages 500 colonies for migratory pollination, and produces queens, nucs, and honey. He has 40 years of practical beekeeping experience, plus holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Biological Sciences. The other featured speaker is Heather Mattila, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Wellesley College. She holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Biology.

Beginning with Bees: April 17

Beginning with Bees A Beginner's Beekeeping Class presented at Cayuga Nature Center 1420 Taughannock Boulevard Route 89 Ithaca NY 14850-9510 Saturday April 16 9 AM The Finger Lakes Beekeepers Club announces a Spring workshop to help people begin keeping bees. The workshop is designed for people who wish to start a bee hive, whether to raise some honey or for pollination. Finger Lakes Beekeeper Club members will be on hand to present displays and workshops, host informal conversations with beekeepers and a visit to the Club Apiary. Light refreshments will be provided. Participants should bring a brown bag lunch. People may find more information by visiting the website, www.flbeeclub.com or by sending an email to twelder62@yahoo.com Because there is a limit of 80 persons, preregistration is required by April 9. The cost is $8.00 person, $12 family. Checks should be made out to “Finger Lakes Bee Keepers Club” and mailed to FLBC, c/o Tammy Fazzi, 4 Hanford Drive, Dryden NY 13053


February 13th Meeting in Geneva

Joint Meeting with the Ontario Finger Lakes Club

February 13, 2010, Geneva, NY
Our third annual joint meeting features Larry Connor, noted beekeeper, author and lecturer.
Larry writes a monthly article in the American Bee Journal. He travels extensively and
explores beekeeping practices all over the USA and the world. He has authored several books
on beekeeping and in his recent book Bee Sex Essentials he describes how the sex life of bees
directly impacts the life of the colony. He is advocating dramatic changes in the way
beekeepers obtain quality queens. He is promoting a sample bee breeding program for the
sideliner beekeeper who wants to produce queens from survivor, locally adapted hygienic and
mite resistant strains of bees.
Jordan Hall at Cornell Experimental Station
630 W. North St. , Geneva, New York 14456
1pm Welcome
1:30 Larry Connor
2:30 Business and Refreshments
3:30 Larry Connor
4:30 Closing
Vendors and Prizes
No charge for admission due to the fundraising activities of our Bee Clubs
Mike Griggs mhg3@cornell.edu
Sam Hall sam.hall@hallandkarz.co
June Butkas abutkas@aol.com

Directions to Jordan Hall

North to Geneva. I take 89 till just before Hosmer winery & then cut across to Rt96. at the intersection in Ovid I take 96A along the East side of Seneca lake to Rt5/20 turn left (west) toward Geneva.

Take the first right on Lake Street, taking the first right again past the RailRoad tracks onto Exchange Street. Take the left at North Street and go past the Geneva Hospital.

Head straight once you see Castle Street crossing W. North Street Jordan Hall will be on the right.


Point your GPS units to:

630 W. North Street, Geneva, NY