On February 17, the FLBC members held elections for officers of the club. We welcome the following beekeepers to their new leadership roles. If you have any questions, comments or concerns about the club, you can send a note to any of us privately, or to the Officers mailing list at Officers@flbeeclub.com.
Currently open for nomination
Vice President/Apiary Manager
David has been a honey bee fan since childhood, part of the club for a decade, and tending bees long enough to help others get a good start with our amazing insect friends. Always willing to help find answers in the lifelong learning curve of tending honey bees.
Second Vice President:
I’ve been keeping bees since 2004. I started with 2 hives and now keep around a dozen in any given year. I use the marvelous things my bees make to create soaps, balms, and lotions for my business, Avital’s Apiaries.
I’m entering my fifth year of beekeeping. I’ve had great joy managing my hives, and have learned most of what I know from my FLBC mentor and the club members who are always willing to share their expertise. When not tending the bees, I am a classical violist who tries hard not to get stung on the hand before a concert.
I’ve kept 1-4 hives on and off since 2010. I’m also working on my doctorate at Cornell, trying to understand how honey bee health is framed and addressed by beekeepers and scientists. I love learning and watching other people learn: getting over a fear of stings, learning to recognize problems, disagreeing over how to do different things- each finding our own approach to keeping bees.
Denise got her start in beekeeping at Ithaca College in 2016. Since then, she has not stopped talking about bees! Currently enrolled in Cornell’s Master Beekeeper Program, Denise hopes to educate and spark passion for our pollinator pals!