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Photo Contest

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Massachusetts Beekeepers Photo Contest

Introducing our new Mass Bee Photo contest to be held at the 2013 Spring Meeting.


2013 Field Day

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MBA Annual Field Day

June 22, 2013
University of Massachusetts Agronomy Farm
River Rd. South Deerfield, MA.·

The 2013 Field Day will take place on Saturday June 22rd at the University of Massachusetts Agronomy Farm in·South Deerfield, MA. Field Day is an opportunity to learn from experienced beekeepers the practical tasks of hive management.·Expert beekeepers·volunteer their time to share techniques on pest & disease management, Queen rearing, swarm prevention, and a variety of practical skills.· It is an opportunity to learn and ask questions from some of our best state and New England beekeepers.


2013 Spring Meeting

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Massachusetts Beekeeper's Association Spring Meeting
March 30, 2013
9:00AM - 4:00PM
207 Boston Street, Topsfield, MA 01983

Speakers: ·

  •   Dan O'Hanlon - Dan’s energy and leadership have gone far beyond the local club. On a state level he was instrumental in passage of the immunity law for beekeepers, founded and implemented the West Virginia Queen Producers Program serving as president from its conception, has written grants and acquired funding for its survival, invited the WVBA to have its Spring Meeting for the year 2010 at Heritage Village in the Huntington area, and in 2008 he was instrumental in bringing HAS (Heartland Apiary Society) for the first time ever to our great state. However, after stating all these elements of Dan’s service it is important to say that he is first and foremost a beekeeper.
    West Virgina Best Management Practices
    West Virginia Beekeeper Imunity
  • Mary Canning - owner of Follow-the-Honey (Cambridge, MA) will be talking about her recent adventures in Africa helping to start a national honey production system.
    "Show Us The Asali Pesa [honey money]: Adventures On Nyuki [bee] Safari in Tanzania"
    Mary Canning, proprietress of Follow The Honey in Harvard Square, shares anecdotes from her recent sojourn to Africa by invitation of Prime Minister Pinda of Tanzania, himself a beekeeper trained by local entrepreneur and apiarist David Camara; protecting wildlife, cultivating eco-tourism and developing integrative social enterprise through honey production. 

    Follow The Honey's social justice mission locally & globally is defending the price of honey and the bees cultivating this elixir with their stewards; raising awareness as to its hard won properties and value. Being in Harvard Square, they are situationally in the embrace of a vibrant eclectic hive mind who know we need to act locally, yet think planet-wise about bees.

2014 Spring Meeting

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2014 Spring Mass Bee Meeting

March 22, 2014
Will Be held at Topsfield Fair
Coolidge Hall
Route 1
Topsfield, Ma
9AM-4PM Checkin 8:30AM


2014 Field Day

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Mass Bee Annual Field Day

June 21, 2014
University of Massachusetts Agronomy Farm
Follow the Yellow Bee Signs
River Rd. South Deerfield, MA.
9:00 AM -3:30PM


2014 Fall Meeting

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November 15, 2014
Will Be held at Red Apple Farm
455 Highland Avenue
Phillipston, MA 01331

Michael Palmer
, Commercial Beekeeper of French Hill Apiary in St Albans, Vermont.

Dan Conlon, Owner and operator of Warm Colors Apiary, where he raises honeybees to produce regional honey from the fields and forests of Western Massachusetts.

Ken Warchol, Sideline Beekeeper, Worcester County Bee Inspector.