Category Archives: 2016 Meetings

November 15, 2016

Jennifer Tsuruda, Clemson, on Behavioral resistance to Varroa

Dr. Tsuruda’s research is to identify honeybee behavior and genes that appear to make some bees better groomers than others. The good groomers are better at ridding their bodies and hives of Varroa mites.

September 27, 2016

Anne Frey on Mistakes in Beekeeping

E.A.S. Master Beekeeper and past president of the Southern Adirondack Beekeepers Association will share common and sometimes amusing mistakes beekeepers might make.

June 28, 2016

Dinner & Silent Auction

BYBA’S Annual Potluck Dinner will be held on Tuesday, June 28, at 7:00 PM in the Community room of the Norfield Church. We will have food sign-up sheets at the General Meetings in April and May, or you can email Patty at to sign up.
There will be sign-up sheets for different dishes, such as Protein, Carbohydrate, Salad/Vegetable, and Dessert. If you would like to attend and not bring a dish, we are asking for a $15 contribution to help cover other costs associated with the dinner. We suggest that what you prepare makes 8 servings.
This evening is a wonderful way for everyone to participate and get to know fellow members. Everyone is guaranteed to have a good time! This year will be even better if you are a part of it. The BYBA Board is putting together the activities for the evening and if you would like to chip in and help please let us know!
We will also be having the scintillating Silent Auction where we invite members to donate items in good quality, not necessarily bee keeping related, but that is certainly wonderful too! You may contact Jerry Goodwin if you’d like to donate items prior to the dinner.

May 24, 2016

James Wilkes on Hive Tracks: Using Technology for Record Keeping

Developer of the beekeeping record keeping program will discuss how you can utilize technology to your advantage in the bee yard.

February 23, 2016

Jonathan Snow, PhD. Barnard on Housewarming: Thermoregulation in Honey Bee Colonies

Dr. Snow will explain how Honey bees regulate the temperature within the hive despite the outside ambient temperature & what they need to be such excellent heating & cooling specialists.

January 26, 2016

Alison Gillespie, author Hives in the City

Author Ms. Gillespie will share with us her insights on urban beekeeping and the unique beekeepers she met while doing research for her acclaimed book.