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.


November Meeting

We changed our meeting date just for this November meeting.
November 27, 2018 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
The Shamrock House, 2388 NY-145, East Durham, NY 12423

Dr. Sam Ramsey
Dr. Samuel Ramsey's enduring interest in entomology started 19 years ago and shows no signs of waning. A Ph.D. student studying in Dr. Dennis vanEngelsdorp's lab at the University of Maryland, College Park; Ramsey tries to maintain a focus on how insect research can benefit the public through the development of IPM strategies and STEM outreach initiatives. Ramsey studied entomology at Cornell University as an undergraduate focusing on Predatory/Parasitic insect behavior. His current work focuses on the effects of honey bee parasites on individual and colony level survivorship specifically targeting Varroa destructor and it's feeding habits.

Topic: Tropilaelaps Mites: A Fate Worse Than Varroa
Tropilaelaps mites are spreading across the globe at a rate very similar to that of Varroa in the 1960’s, roughly 20 years before they arrived in the US. If they continue to spread this way, it’s possible that they could be here soon. We know these mites are much more destructive than Varroa with faster population growth, greater mobility, and no pesticides currently labeled for their treatment but most areas of our knowledge are still woefully insufficient.

This meeting is not open to the public. This meeting is for current members and their guest only.

December Holiday Party

December 11, 2018 - 5:00pm - 9:00pm
The Shamrock House, 2388 NY-145
East Durham, NY 12423

We’re so excited to have a new venue and menu and this year we’ll have live music!
There will be fun, games and prizes as usual!

Dinner Menu
Appetizer - Mixed Green Salad with Balsamic Dressing, Warm Bread Rolls
Entree Options - All entrees served with Creamy Mashed Potatoes & Fresh Vegetables
Roast Beef au Jus
Roast Turkey with Stuffing & Cranberry Sauce
Baked Salmon with a White Wine Cream Sauce
Vegetarian Entree
Dessert - Homemade Apple Turnover with Vanilla Ice Cream

Please send check for $25 per person with entree options:
Doina Dwell, Catskill Mountain Beekeepers’ Club
PO Box 608, Windham NY 12496