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Howland Blackiston: Mead Making

November 17, 2020

Past President, Founding BYBA Board member and renowned author Howland Blackiston will share the secrets of Mead Making.  Howland has been making mead for many years and will share what he’s learned of the do’s and don’ts.  Plus he’s offering a bottle of his personal mead along with copies of the books he’s authored for our raffle.  You won’t want to miss this fun and informative meeting.

About the Speaker

Howland Blackiston is the author of Beekeeping for Dummies (Fifth Edition 2020 John Wiley & Sons). Beekeeping for Dummies has been for 20 years, the #1 best-selling book on beekeeping in the Nation, and is one of top 5 best-selling titles in the entire “For Dummies” series of reference books and has been translated into 6 languages. He is the author of Building Beehives for Dummies (2013 John Wiley & Sons), and (with Marina Marchese), author of Honey for Dummies (2021 John Wiley & Sons)

Howland has been a back yard beekeeper since 1983. He has written hundreds of articles on beekeeping and has appeared on dozens of television shows, radio programs and in numerous magazines (including The Discovery Channel, CNBC, Sirius Radio, XM Radio, Metro Learning, Cablevision, NPR, Traditional Gardening, House and Garden, and scores of regional shows and newspapers). He is a frequent and entertaining speaker at clubs and associations throughout the USA. Howland’s presentation style is lively, humorous, participative, and rich with real-life content. He strives to leave his audiences (both young and old) entertained with lots of fun and interesting information and facts about honeybees and beekeeping.

Howland’s various books, papers, and publications have collectively been translated into 16 languages.

Howland is a founding member and a past President of Connecticut’s Back Yard Beekeepers Association, one of the nation’s largest regional clubs for the hobbyist beekeeper.

Join members of the 300+ strong Back Yard Beekeepers Association in a course designed to provide the complete novice with all the information needed to get started keeping bees this spring.

Our general membership meetings are held on the last Tuesday of most months at 7:30 PM at the Norfield Church in Weston, CT.
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64 Norfield Rd
Weston, CT 06883

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