Dedicated to promoting beekeeping in the greater Keene Area
The Monadnock Beekeepers Association is a beekeeping club for both beginning and experienced beekeepers in the Monadnock and Connecticut River Valley regions. We meet on the first Thursday of each month either at Stonewall Farm in Keene, NH or at the Dublin Public Library in Dublin, NH. Please feel free to come to a meeting or contact us if you have an interest in beekeeping.
June 6 Meeting at Stonewall Farm in Keene
Speaker: Dan Conlon
Splits and Winterizing
Dan Conlon, owner of Warm Colors Apiary in South Deerfield, MA, will give a talk to the club on splits and winterizing. Dan is a former Beekeeper of the Year for both the the Massachusetts Beekeepers Association and EAS (Eastern Apicultural Society). He is the Massachusetts director of EAS and a member of the Russian Queen Breeders Association.
"Beekeeping for Dummies" Author, Howland Blackiston, to Speak Saturday, June 8th at the Keene Public Library, Keene, New Hampshire
The Monadnock Beekeepers Association has invited "Beekeeping for Dummies" author Howland Blackiston to speak Saturday, June 8th at the Keene Public Library in the auditorium from 10:00 AM -12:00PM. Doors open at 9:00 AM. Admission is free for members and $15 for non members. Attendees are welcome to bring books for an autograph.
Howland Blackiston has been keeping bees since 1981. He has written many articles on beekeeping and appeared on dozens of television and radio programs, including CNBC, CNN, NPR, The Discovery Channel, and Sirius Satellite Radio. Howland has been a keynote speaker at conferences in more than 40 countries, is the past president of the Back Yard Beekeepers Association, and is the co-founder of http://www.bee-commerce.com.
2013 Beekeeping Class
The first Beginner Bee class gave an introduction to beekeeping, set people up with a "bee buddy", and helped people figure out where to site their hive.
Bee illustration by Jennifer Kane.