Beekeeping Events

Eric’s Beeswax Candle Making Workshop

Eric’s Beeswax Candle Making Workshop A few weekends ago, I went to a workshop held by an expert candle maker in my bee club, Eric Josephson.  Eric has won awards at various honey shows for his incredible candles including Best in Show at Topsfield Fair, Best in Show at Mass […]

My New Wax Purifier And Hot Box

My New Wax Purifier And Hot Box Several weeks ago Essex County Beekeepers Association held a workshop called building a Hot Box and Wax Purifier / Cleaner.  One of the members of our club came up with the design and Brian went to the workshop to build it.  When he […]

Neonicotinoids Harm Native Bees + Techniques In Queen Rearing – Mass Bee Spring Meeting 2012

Massachusetts Beekeepers spring meeting included talks on Queen Rearing and How Neonicotinoids Harm Native Bees A few weeks ago, I attended the Massachusetts Beekeepers Association spring meeting, hosted by Essex County Beekeepers Association.  The highlights for me at these meetings are chatting with other beekeepers, learning tricks of the trade […]

Mass Bee Field Day – A Carnival For Beekeepers

They even have tents and prizes! Last weekend I had the pleasure of attending the Massachusetts Beekeeper’s Field Day in South Deerfield, MA.  This event is a free exhibition for beekeepers that takes place every year, with educational workshops, bee raffles, smoker contests, talks and demonstrations about all things bee. […]