I started keeping bees four years ago. I manage four Langstroths, one of which is on a spring-style scale. This year I'm looking forward to diving in to queen rearing and some serious honey production.
Outgoing president of the FLBC, Peter was introduced to beekeeping in 1974 in the Finger Lakes Region, and went on to manage 500 colonies of his own in San Diego. More recently he has worked at Cornell's Dyce Lab and as a NY State Apiary Inspector. He has never lost the sense of wonder and excitement one gets by being a part of the web of plants and pollinators.
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This is my second year beekeeping. I have both Top Bar and Langstroth style hives and work at the Cayuga Nature Center. I'm planning to expand this season with additional Langstroth hives and enjoy doing cut-outs from buildings.
Marjorie Pryse goes into her third year of beekeeping with 5 Langstroth hives (one of which winters over as a September swarm captured from one of the other four). She sells her honey at the People’s Market on Rt. 34 in Lansing.
This is my first year keeping bees and I'm excited to get involved with the club. Currently up at Ithaca College my students and I have 2 Langstroths and 1 top bar hive. This year we plan to go to 3 Langstroths and 3 top bars.
I've been keeping bees since 2004. I started with 2 hives and last year had 17. My hobby is slowly turning into a small business, centered on honey and sundries that use bee products. I hope eventually to have enough hives for queen breeding and nuc sales.