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2019 Annual Seminar Registration is Now Open!

Special Note from NY Bee Wellness about the seminar: NY Bee Wellness will have a table at the seminar March 30th. I can collect samples that you have taken from your hives. They will be sent the Monday after the seminar to Beltsville..

Samples from dead or live hives accepted. Comb with brood (no honey) at least 2×2″ should be wrapped in newspaper and labeled, keep frozen.
Bee samples should be placed in a labelled ziplock bag with just enough rubbing alcohol to soak the bees. The samples can be from NY or any other state.

There will be plenty of oxalic and syringes to treat your packages, for sale.

Registration is now FULL for the 2019 Beginner Beekeeper Classes.

At the Seminar, Michael Bush will offer suggestions on practical apiary management. Kim Skyrm will talk on inspection procedures, and bee kill investigations. Anthony Nearman will talk on the causes of bee losses, and bee physiology/colony health.

Vendors this year will include: Betterbee, Mann Lake, NY bee Wellness, Vermont Quilt Bee, Beacon Bee and others.

Beeline Newsletter – The November 2018 issue is now available!

Special Note: The SABA Library is missing a number of items that have been borrowed over recent years but not returned, or are otherwise unaccounted for. Please check your beekeeping reference materials at home to see if you may have a SABA item that you’ve forgotten to return, and bring it to the next meeting. Thank you!

Bloom Dates – The bloom dates for selected local flowering plants has been added (thank you, Anne Frey and Fred Ludewig, for sharing this!).

SABA Education Scholarship Fund – The Education Scholarship Fund is designated for SABA members in good standing who seek assistance with costs related to beekeeper education and training and are willing to share what they have learned with SABA. Click here for more information.

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