May 4, 2021

Good news! We are going to resume meetings at the club hives, stating with a meeting on May 16  at 2PM.  The meeting will mostly be dedicated to inspecting our club colonies, including Varroa monitoring.

For now, we ask that members remain masked. We will ask for contact info on the usual sign-in sheet in case we need to do contact tracing.

The club hives don’t have a proper address, but you can plug in 2030 Houghton Rd., Ithaca NY to a GPS. If you’re coming from the south on route 89, go left on Garrett, right on Houghton, and then the hives are within a couple hundred yards, on the right. There’s a grassy parking lot with two entrances on the right, which you’ll see first.

Welcome to FLBC

Welcome to the Finger Lakes 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 (except December)  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.