2017 Mass Bee Field Day  – NOTE NEW LOCATION

The Massachusetts Beekeepers Association is holding our annual FIELD DAY on Saturday, June 17, 2017. The event is hosted by Franklin County Beekeepers Association.

There is a new venue location this year — THE UMASS AGRICULTURAL LEARNING CENTER on 911 NORTH PLEASANT STREET AMHERST, MA.

The UMASS AGRICULTURAL CENTER is a 70 acre “Living Classroom” located on the northeast
corner of the UMASS Amherst campus. The facility features Livestock, Fruit and Vegetable Gardens, Turf Management, Pollination Gardens and Landscaping areas. It hosts the State’s (MDAR) and UMASS research Apiaries.

Better Bee, Mann Lake, Brushy Mountain and other vendors will exhibit in the open area located adjacent to the main tent where everyone meets. Free Parking on site. Morning Coffee and Catered lunch will be available.

The theme of 2017 Field Day is Health Bees through Management. 45 minute presentation topics to include Mites, Nucs, Honey Production, Swarming, Feeding and Nutrition and many other interesting beekeeping subjects. There will be hives on site for field inspections.

If you are interested in presenting please contact Dan Conlon of Warm Colors Apiary.