We meet the second Tuesday of every month at the Agroforestry Resource Center, home of the Greene County Cornell Cooperative Extension 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.


May Meeting

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 7:00pm
Greene County Cornell Cooperative Extension, 6055 NYS Route 23, Acra, NY 12405

How to Make a Nucleus Colony with Jorik Phillips
It’s that time of year when all our over-wintered colonies should be booming and it's a great time to expand your apiary by making a nucleus colony. He’ll show us the how’s and why’s for making a successful nucleus colony.

Swarm Catching & Cut Out with Wayne Weaver
Wayne will show some of his ingenious tools and techniques he uses for catching swarms and will show us how to make a homemade bee-vac for cut outs.

Don’t forget to bring your questions to ask to our always helpful seasoned beekeepers!


Beeyard Tour
CMBC 1st Bee Yard Tour for the 2017 season hosted by Paul MacPhail of Bee Hollow Farm. Paul plans to open and inspect colonies, perhaps make a split or two, then go in the direction of questions and answers.  Paul is raising queens and may show  starter and or finisher colonies, and how he sets up nucs for over-wintering. Folks should bring their beekeeping attire and something to drink ( and perhaps a folding chair ? ). Kindly please email Paul if you plan to attend. See you then!

Where - Bee Hollow Farm, 634 Knickerbocker Road, Schodack Landing, NY 12156
When - Sunday, May 21st (no rain date)
Time - 9 am
RSVP - beehollowfarm@outlook.com