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                     September NBBA Newsletter & Meeting Notice


Next Meeting:   Tuesday, September 26, 2017, 7 PM  at the Adams Visitor Center, Adams, MA

  • Guest Speaker : Tony Pisano

Topic:  Making your own beekeeping equipment.

  • Raffle items are always appreciated.
  • See Sherry at the meeting for banquet reservation or if you want to buy t-shirts.

Other news:

1)  Annual NBBA Banquet:   Date: Friday, October 13.  Location: Bass Water Grill.

Attached is the RSVP form.  Please bring your RSVP form and payment to the meeting.


2) 2018 NBBA Officers:  At this point, we have candidates for all positions.  Unless, other members are interested in the President position, officers will be confirmed at the banquet and election ballots will not be needed.

3) Worcester County Beekeepers Assoc. All Day Conference Oct. 7 9am-3:30pm

The WCBA will be hosting our an All Day Conference on October 7 from 9am to 3:30pm at Quabbin Regional High School in Barre, MA.  Our speakers will be Dr. Eric Mussen from the University of California, Davis, and Dr. Jennifer Tsuruda from Clemson University who will be presenting on:

Nutritional Needs in the Honeybee Colony
The Future of Bees in Sustainable and/or Organic Crop Production
Behavioral Resistance to Varroa Mites
The Foraging Behavior and Other Behaviors of Honeybees Within the Colony

Cost is $10 for non-members, free for members (membership is available at the door for $15). Lunch can be ordered in advance for $10 using this form (must be received by Sept. 30).

4) Home in Williamstown with honeybees is seeking a beekeeper to remove them.  Email Sue @ for more information.


5) Bee Yard Locations available in:

  • Alford, MA,
  • Blackington area of North Adams are still available if anyone is interested in a new bee yard location. If you are interested, let me know and I’ll get you the contact info.
  • Washington. MA (Johnson Hill Rd)  Eric Vincelette,  or

(413) 329-7207


Bee Well! Bonnie

Northern Berkshire Beekeeping Association
2017 Banquet RSVP

The 2017 NBBA Banquet will be held at the Bass Water Grill in Cheshire (287 South State Road/413.743.1911) on Friday, October 13th. Cocktail hour starts at 6pm, followed by dinner at 7pm.

Please return this form and a check for your meal to Treasurer Sherry by October 1st. Make checks payable to NBBA. You can hand this form and your check to Sherry in person at our meeting, or mail it to her via the club’s mailbox at NBBA, PO Box 2, North Adams, MA 01247.

Meal Options are: Chicken Cordon Bleu $25, Seafood Stuffed filet of Sole $25, or Prime Rib $35


Name: Menu Option: Cost:
__________________________ ____ Chicken  Sole  Prime Rib __¬¬____
__________________________ ____ Chicken  Sole  Prime Rib ______
__________________________ ____ Chicken  Sole  Prime Rib ______
__________________________ ____ Chicken  Sole  Prime Rib ______
Total Meal Cost: ______

If you pay your dues at the same time as you pay for your meal, the club will pay $5 towards your meal. A single membership gets $5 off one meal. A family membership gets $5 off two meals.

Paying Dues?
 Yes – Individual ($10) Yes – Family ($15) No


Total Cost of Meals: $_______

+ Dues Included: $_______ ($10 Individual, $15 Family)

– Discount from paying dues now: $_______ ($5 if Individual, $10 if Family)

Total Enclosed: $_______


Questions? Email Bonnie at /(518) 794-8450


About Beekeeping in the Berkshires

Here at Berkshire Farms Apiary we've been keeping bees and making honey since 2005, with hives in most of the surrounding towns. We also make pure beeswax candles, lip balm, and hand salve, as well as give presentations. As secretary of the Northern Berkshire Beekeepers Association, I am very active in the local beekeeping community.
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