Keeping bees on Long Island since 1949.

Next Club Meeting on Sunday, April 23, 2:00

Jennifer Tsuruda: Behavioral Resistance to Varroa


Originally from California, Jennifer has been studying honey bees for over 15 years. She received her PhD at the University of California at Davis and was a postdoc researcher at Purdue University (in Indiana) and has studied honey bee foraging behavior, reproductive physiology, behavioral resistance to mites, and genomic imprinting.
Since joining Clemson University as SC’s Apiculture Specialist in 2014, she has been organizing and speaking at beekeeping meetings, developing training programs, guest lecturing, participating in field days, holding outreach events, and advising the SC Beekeepers Association & the SC Farm Bureau’s Apiculture Committee. She has been working on pollinator protection with Clemson’s Regulatory Services and has a research project on the effects of systemic insecticides on honey bees in ornamental plant landscapes.
Active in the academic and beekeeping communities, Jennifer serves as past President of the American Association of Professional Apiculturists, Vice-Chair of the Heartland Apicultural Society, and past member and chair of the Entomological Society of America’s Student Transition and Early Professionals Committee. Clemson is quickly becoming her home and she looks forward to developing her career in SC and sharing her enthusiasm for honey bees.

Our meeting will be at the Smithtown Historical Society Frank Brush Barn, 211 East Main Street (Route 25), Smithtown.The meeting starts promptly at 2:00.

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Next Club Meeting on Sunday, March 26, 2:00

Emma Mullen, Honey Bee Extension Associate at Cornell University


Ms. Mullen will be presenting information on the new NYS Master Bee Program and about her research project involving pesticides, viruses, mites and nosema using management practices from 60 beekeepers in NY.

Our meeting will be at the Smithtown Historical Society Frank Brush Barn, 211 East Main Street (Route 25), Smithtown.The meeting starts promptly at 2:00.

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Club Meeting January 22: Guest Speaker Carl Flatow

Carl Flatow: Pollinators of Long Island
Sunday, January 22.


When retired commercial photographer Carl Flatow was at a Montgomery County Beekeepers' gathering seven years ago he got to see a terrific photo presentation by Pennsylvania beekeeper Jim Bob. Carl immediately knew that was something he wanted to do.

Jim had dozens of photographs of honey bees on various flowers. Carl set out to create a collection of his own photographs of honey bees on as many different flowers as he could find. To date, Carl has photos of honey bees on about 30 different Long Island flowers in a broad variety of angles and lighting situations. But while he was at it, Carl couldn't ignore all the other insects he found visiting those flowering plants.

Carl will take you on a visual tour of the flowers in his back yard and other locations, which attract a variety of bees, wasps, butterflies, moths, dragon flies, spiders and more.

How many insects and flowers do you think you can identify?


Our meeting will be at the Smithtown Historical Society Frank Brush Barn, 211 East Main Street (Route 25), Smithtown.
The meeting starts promptly at 2:00.

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Club Meeting November 27: Guest Speaker Samuel Ramsey

Samuel Ramsey, entomologist and PhD candidate at University of Maryland, will be our guest speaker on Sunday, November 27.
He will be discussing Varroa destructor and Hemolymph.
Samuel Ramsey is a PhD student at Dr. Dennis vaEngelsdorp's lab at the University of Maryland. He studied entomology at Cornell University focusing on predatory/parasitic insect behavior. His current work focuses on the effects of honey bee parasites on individual and colony level survivorship specifically targeting
Varroa destructor and Nosema ceranae.

Our meeting will be at the Smithtown Historical Society Frank Brush Barn, 211 East Main Street (Route 25), Smithtown.
The meeting starts promptly at 2:00.


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Club Meeting August 28: Guest Speaker Virginia Webb

Virginia Webb of Mtn Honey will be our guest speaker on Sunday, August 28.
She will be explaining how to prepare your submissions for a honey show.
Virginia and Carl Webb are full-time commercial beekeepers and queen producers. Virginia and Carl have received more than 100 First Place Awards including Best of Show Awards for honey and beeswax entries. And, for each of the last 10 years, they have won First Place at the National Honey Show sponsored by the American Beekeeping Federation. They have also been awarded four gold medals at the World Honey Show for Best Honey in the World.

Our meeting will be at the Smithtown Historical Society Frank Brush Barn, 211 East Main Street (Route 25), Smithtown.
The meeting starts promptly at 2:00.

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Club Meeting June 26: Guest Speaker Dr. Jamie Ellis

Dr. Jamie Ellis will be our guest speaker on Sunday, June 26.
He will be discussing The Beehive as a Superorganism and the Sustainability of Keeping Bees.

Dr. Ellis joined the Entomology and Nematology department at the University of Florida in August, 2006. His broad research interests include pollination ecology of honey bees and native bees, varroa mite control, honey bee pathology/parasitology, honey bee nutrition, honey bee chemical ecology, sublethal effects of chemicals on bees, and general honey bee behavior/ecology. Dr. Ellis was promoted to an Associate Professor of Entomology in 2012.

Our meetings are held at Smithtown Historical Society Frank Brush Barn, 211 East Main Street (Route 25), Smithtown.
The meeting starts promptly at 2:00.
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Club Meeting May 22: Guest Speaker Don Conlon

Don Conlon of Warm Colors Apiary will be our guest speaker on Sunday, May 22.
He will be discussing Russian Bee Breeding Program, and Running an Apiary Without Chemical Treatment.

Note: The Smithtown Historical Society will be holding its Spring Farm Festival from 12:00 to 4:00 on the same day as our meeting. The entrance fee is $5, but if you tell the parking attendant that you're attending the Bee Club meeting they should let you in for free. Because of the festival, parking will be limited, so try to arrive early.

Our meetings are held at Smithtown Historical Society Frank Brush Barn, 211 East Main Street (Route 25), Smithtown.
The meeting starts promptly at 2:00.
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April Meeting Handouts

For those of you who didn't get a copy of the handouts from our guest speaker, Paul Cappy:
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Paul Cappy- LIBC Meeting

4th Annual Greater New York Bee Conference

Hosted by the Long Island Bee Club
October 9, 2016
 
Farmingdale State College
2350 Broadhollow Road
Farmingdale NY 11753
Roosevelt Hall Student Union
Registration and Sign In 8:30
  9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Price $65
(Tickets available soon)

Raffles and Door Prizes
Includes Continental Breakfast, Coffee Break, Lunch
 
Speakers
Richard Fell PhD, Department of Entomology Virginia Tech
Honey Bee Winter Biology and Colony Preparations
Bee Health, Colony Decline and Pesticides
  
Peter L. Borst Former Senior Apiarist at Cornell
Former NY Apiary Inspector
Contributor to ABJ
Presenter at ABF 2015
History of Beekeeping in New York State
History of Bee Breeding
 
Kristen Traynor and Michael Traynor
Authors of Two Million Blossoms and Simple Smart Beekeeping
Kristen Traynor, Editor of Bee World
 Kristen Traynor is currently working with Dr. van Engelsdorp at University of Maryland
Honey For Your Health
Over the Atlantic: European Intensive Hive Management

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Club Meeting April 24: Guest Speaker Paul Cappy

New York State Apiculturist, Paul Cappy, will be our guest speaker on Sunday, April 24.
He will be discussing what is happening in New York and how it effects beekeepers here on Long Island.

Our meetings are held at Smithtown Historical Society Frank Brush Barn, 211 East Main Street (Route 25), Smithtown.
The meeting starts promptly at 2:00.

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SABA 2016 Annual Beekeeping Seminar

Southern Adirondack Beekeeping Association
April 9, 2016, 9 am – 5 pm
Guest speakers: Dr. Dewey Caron, Allen Hayes, Grai St. Clair Rice, and Chris Harp
TECSMART Conference Facility
345 Hermes Road, Malta NY 12020
More Info: http://adirondackbees.org/meetingsevents/annual-seminar/
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Club Meeting 2/28: Guest Speaker Vincent Aloyo

Vincent Aloyo Ph.D is an Apiculture Education and Master Beekeeper who has been keeping bees for over 45 years. He teaches beekeeping at undergraduate and continuing education levels, engages in hive-side mentoring, and talks to community groups, nature centers and schools.
Dr. Aloyo will be discussing "The Hive in Winter and Early Spring Feeding."

Our meetings are held at Smithtown Historical Society Frank Brush Barn, 211 East Main Street (Route 25), Smithtown.
The meeting starts promptly at 2:00.

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LIBC Meeting Schedule for 2016

We will be enjoying another year of great speakers, opportunities to learn from our own expert beekeepers, and fun social events.
If you would like to speak or if you would like to suggest a speaker for a future meeting, please email president@longislandbeekeepers.org.
We meet the 4th Sunday of each month. Unless otherwise noted, our meetings are held at Smithtown Historical Society Frank Brush Barn, 211 East Main Street (Route 25), Smithtown. Meetings start promptly at 2:00
If you use Google Calendar, you can subscribe to the Google's LIBC Meeting Calendar by clicking on this link.

Sunday, January 24, 2016
Sunday, February 28, 2016
No Meeting in March
Sunday, April 24, 2016
Sunday, May 22, 2016
Sunday, June 26, 2016
No meeting in July
Sunday, August 28, 2016
Sunday, September 25, 2016
Sunday, October 23, 2016
Sunday, November 27, 2016
Sunday, December, 2016: Annual Holiday Luncheon
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Sunday, May 24: Tammy Horn

Apiforestation: The Future of Beekeeping?

If you have any of Tammy’s books, bring them with you and she will autograph them for you.
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Our meetings are held at Smithtown Historical Society Frank Brush Barn, 211 East Main Street (Route 25), Smithtown.
The meeting starts promptly at 2:00.

Sunday, April 26: Allen Hayes

Guest Speaker:
Allen Hayes
The Gadget Guy!



Our meetings are held at Smithtown Historical Society Frank Brush Barn, 211 East Main Street (Route 25), Smithtown.
The meeting starts promptly at 2:00.

ESHPA Summer Picnic Meeting

The Summer meeting of Empire State Honey Producers is going to be at Betterbee in Greenwich, NY on July 18. There will be three presentations on wintering honey bees. One on wrapping a cluster of four hives on a pallet, second on indoor wintering, third by Betterbee on their method. The meeting will start about 9 am, end by 4 PM. There will be a picnic lunch.
http://www.eshpa.org/index.php/calendar-b/summer-meeting

Honey & Hive Products Judging Results

Our honey judging contest was a lively affair as usual. Thanks to the judges Ray Lackey and Donal Peterson for all their hard work.

Honey
Very Light, Water White
First, Bill O’Hern
Second, Moira Alexander
Third, John Hardecker

Very Light Amber
First, Charles DiStefano
Second,Helen Mecagni
Third, Giuseppe Caso

Light Amber
First, Roy Baillard
Second, Jessica James
Third, Moira Alexander

Amber
First, John Hardecker
Second, Charles DiStefano

Dark Amber
First, Miriam Kissel
Second, Peter Kissel

Dark
First, Helen Mecagni
Second, Giuseppe Caso

Comb Honey
First, Conni Still

Wax
Wax Block
First, Charles DiStefano

Novelty Beeswax Blocks
First, Conni Still

Photography
First, Barbara Curtis

Honey Bread
First, Betty Fletcher

Honey Spread
First, Betty Fletcher

Apple, Ginger, Honey Jelly
First, Conni Still

Raspberry Honey Cello
First, John Hardecker

Mead
First, John Hardecker

Gift Basket
First, Conni Still

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2014 ESHPA Fall Meeting: November 21 & 22

ESHPA 2014 Flyer

2014 EAS Summer Conference, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, Kentucky

www.easternapiculture.org

Club Meeting: Sunday, June 22

Guest Speaker:
Gary Reuter, Scientist, a.k.a. Gary-of-all-Trades, University of Minnesota


cfans_asset_314845 A long time hobby beekeeper and trained in technology education, Gary began working with Marla when she moved to Minnesota in 1993. Without his hard work, the program would not be what it is today. He maintains the research colonies, helps train and work with students in the field, designs and builds specialty equipment and speaks to beekeeping, student and civic groups. He plans the Extension short courses and together with Marla teaches beginning as well as experienced beekeepers. His humorous style of teaching helps the classes stay interested and enthusiastic about a sometimes challenging subject. He is a past president of both Minnesota Hobby Beekeepers Association and Wisconsin Honey Producers Association and director of the American Beekeeping Federation, and remains active in these groups. He still finds time to mange his own colonies, while learning to blacksmith, maintaining an orchard, and helping his wife raise sheep.

Our meetings are held at Smithtown Historical Society Frank Brush Barn, 211 East Main Street (Route 25), Smithtown.
The meeting starts promptly at 2:00.