We meet the second Tuesday of every month at The Shamrock House, 2388 NY-145, East Durham at 7:00 p.m. We have very enthusiastic and informative members who love to share their beekeeping adventures. You are always welcome. Stop in and say hello.


September Meeting

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 7:00pm
The Shamrock House
2388 NY-145, East Durham, NY 12423

All about Honey Extraction

It’s been a bumper honey crop year for many beekeepers this year!
Mary Ann Welsh, club Vice President, will lead a lively demonstration of honey extraction. If you have a favorite tool or technique bring it along to share with the club. This is a fun meeting where you get to see honey extracted and the more people who join in with their experiences the more fun will be had by all!


October Meeting * date change for this meeting *

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 7:00pm
The Shamrock House
2388 NY-145, East Durham, NY 12423

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A Year of Scottish Beekeeping with Ann Chilott

Ann has been beekeeping for 15 years in the Scottish highlands. It began as a relaxing wee hobby to counterbalance a stressful job in the National Health Service but quickly snowballed. Ann now spends most of her retirement teaching, writing and blogging about bees.

Ann's presentation will show how geography, climate and weather influence beekeeping in Scotland, affecting hive-type, race of bee, honey yield, size of apiary etc. The challenges and joys of Scottish beekeeping will be revealed pictorially, and you can "visit" another country without suffering jet lag. You will hear about wild bees in Cawdor woods, collecting swarms in the Dowager Countess Cawdor's private garden, heather honey, native honey bees and more.

We are very excited and honored to have Ann Chilcott speak at the club and hope to see you all there!