Honey Bees and Beekeeping Workshop

Presented by the Finger Lakes Beekeeping Club

with generous support from the Cayuga Nature Center

Learn about honey bees and the joys of beekeeping, and network with beekeepers of all experience levels.


When: Saturday, February 11, 2012 from 9:00am to 3:00pm.  Registration starts at 8:30am.

Where: The Cayuga Nature Center, 1420 Taughannock Blvd  Ithaca, NY 14850-9510

Registration details:

On-site registration: $15 individual, $20 family, $8 student
(Preregistration is now closed)

Workshop  Topics

Morning topics:

Morning topics are held seminar-style, with a break in between.  After the speaker finishes, you will have an opportunity for Q&A.

Honey Bee Basics or Wax Handling* (Choose one)
A Year in the Bee Yard or Money from the Hive* (Choose one)
Equipment Basics or Top Bar Hive* (Choose one)

There will be a light lunch for sale, or you can bring a brown bag lunch

Afternoon topics:

In the afternoon, you will have a chance to select from two of the following simultaneous breakout sessions.  These sessions will be smaller, more hands-on and interactive.

Hands-On Frame Assembly
Beekeeping Equipment In-Depth
What’s it Cost?  (Beehive start up cost estimations)
Top Bar Hives In-Depth*
Honey Bee Plants of Upstate New York*

* notes topics of particular interest to beekeepers with a few stings on their hands


This year, we will raffle exciting door prizes including:

  • a nuc colony of bees ($90 value)
  • a beginning beehive from Dadant & Son’s (some assembly required!)
  • a gift bag of honey and sundries from Avital’s Apiaries (retail value $25)
  • a $25 gift certificate to Dadant & Son’s Beekeeping Supplies

Handicap sign

Due to the historic nature of the Cayuga Nature Center facilities, there is limited access for individuals with physical impairments.  Contact Matt Sacco at the CNC (607-273-6260 x224) to discuss your personal situation if you need more information.

Questions?  Contact Shelley Stuart (MoviePen@gmail.com)


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