Mar 02nd - All Day
All day WCBA (Worcester County Beekeepers Assoc) meeting on March 2nd at the Grafton High School. Speakers include Marla Spivak of Minnesota and Christina Grozinger of Penn State speaking on their recent research on bee health.
Winthrop Senior Center
Jul 20th 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Learn why bees are critical for food production, why they are dying and what you can do to help save them, while learning more about beekeeping in the Boston area.
University of Massachusetts Agronomy Farm
Jun 20th 9:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Participants can choose from twenty-four, one hour beekeeping workshops. The event is FREE to all beekeepers, but registration is required for this special all-day event. You are highly encouraged to pre-register. For those interested, we have arranged to have coffee and muffins for purchase in the morning. Also, we will have a BBQ lunch available for $10 each. The lunch must be pre-ordered on the registration form below. In addition, ice cream will be available for purchase at the event following lunch.
Brookline High School
Jun 10th 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Did you know that you can enjoy honey, beeswax, pollen, and the miracle of bees in your own backyard? Yards of all sizes, and even rooftops, are often excellent locations for urban beehives. Working with bees is tremendously enjoyable, and a healthy hive can produce several gallons of delicious, healthful honey every year. In this workshop, gain an introduction to the fascinating world of the honeybee, and learn what it takes to keep a busy, productive hive of bees happy. Learn where to get bees of your own, how to set up and maintain a hive, and what types of activities and time commitment are required throughout the year for an urban beekeeper. Our second session will include a hive visit in Roxbury; details to be discussed in class.
Jun 06th 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Learn about the importance of honey bees from art, experts, and local preservation organizations in the community. This buzz-filled event is inspired by Jarret Mellenbruch's Haven sculptures in the Park.
May 28th 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Follow the Honey is delighted and honored to host treatment free beekeeper, biodynamic farmer & author, Jacqueline Freeman, whose recently published, "A Song of Increase: Returning to our Sacred Relationshiop with Honey Bees" has met with rave accolades for its poetic prose, critical insights & prescient message.
May 19th 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Join us in learning about how bees are kept in Slovenia, the beautiful alpine country that is home to the Carniolan honey bee and has earned the nickname "Beekeeper of Europe"! In their presentation, Suzanne Brouillette and Mark Simonitsch (of the Barnstable County Beekeeper's Association) will discuss the unique Slovenian hive and the Slovenian beekeeping tour they led in September 2014. They are also going to bring a Slovenian hive to show us how it works.
Nave Gallery Annex
Apr 18th - All Day
The Birds and the Bees exhibition invites artists to explore and celebrate fecundity in all its guises. 2 and 3-D work as well as small mixed media installations which explore this topic literally, poetically, figuratively or metaphorically are welcome for consideration along with imagery exclusively of birds, or exclusively bees.
Follow The Honey
Apr 16th 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
We are excited to invite you to join mother-daughter apis melliferous team, Mary & Caneen Canning, as they share their “honey for humanity” social entrepreneurship journey into the heart of Africa, bringing home wild Tanzania Asali. The evening will kick off with light refreshments & a short video vignette featuring traditional to modern beekeeping in Tanzania, followed by Mary & Caneen sharing their journey to help alleviate poverty through "honey money" in alignment with Prime Minister Mizengo Pinda and business partner, David Camara, CEO of Tanzania National Beekeeping Supplies; a partnership forged to demonstrate how community based resource management protects wildlife and the environment while returning profit to human stewards.
Panera Bread near Porter Square
Apr 13th 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Cambridge wants to push forward with a city ordinance on beekeeping and has set a deadline of Friday, April 17th by which he would like local beekeepers' input regarding what the regulations in Cambridge should be. BABA is therefore convening an urgent meeting on this topic to garner community input from all who would like to have a say in this important issue! We will be circulating a draft letter of regulation recommendations in advance of the meeting on April 13th. A link to it will be posted here once available, as well as to our google group, so please stay tuned for further details.
Boston Nature Center, Mattapan
Apr 11th 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
This intermediate level beekeeping workshop will discuss the causes of and reasons for honeybee swarms, how to manage and reduce the swarm impulse in your own hives, and what to do if you notice swarming behavior in your colonies. If weather and time permit, we may head outside to the apiary. Please wear long pants, closed toe shoes, and bring your veil if you have one.