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******** SPECIAL PRESENTATION *********
When: Saturday May 20th, 2017, 9:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M
Place: Baker Memorial United Methodist Church, East Aurora, 345 Main St., East Aurora, NY, 14052
Topic: "10 Rules of Modern Beekeeping"
Cost: $10
Speaker: Kim Flottum, Editor of Bee Culture Magazine.
BIO: Kim was introduced to honeybees and beekeeping while studying and working at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, first with an Extension Entomologist studying fruit, vegetable, turf and greenhouse insect pests, and then to the USDA Honey Bee Research Lab in Madison. His research looked at crop pollination, and the interactions of pesticides and honey bees. After four years there he applied what he knew and farmed for a couple of years out east in Connecticut, running a 50-acre apple orchard and row crop vegetable operation, plus he got involved with the dairy and poultry part of the farm, too.

Since taking over as the editor of Bee Culture magazine, Kim has worked with a variety of beekeeping organizations. He was President of his local club, the Medina County Beekeepers for over a dozen years, served as Vice President and then President of The Ohio State Beekeepers for another dozen years, and has been Director, President and Chairman of the Board of the Eastern Apicultural Society, the largest regional beekeeping organization in the U.S.

Kim has written three books on the science, craft, business and philosophy of keeping bees. There’s the Backyard Beekeeper, Honey Handbook, and Better Beekeeping. Today, Bee Culture has international exposure and covers the practical side of keeping honey bees, whether one or two colonies in your backyard or urban rooftop, or managing them by the hundreds or thousands. Plus, they look at the current honey market, the politics of the industry, working with kids and bees. Mostly though, the magazine is full of how-to-be a better beekeeper, whether a brand new beginner, or a seasoned backyarder.
BEE CLASS: Beginning Beekeeping Workshop Part 3
When: Saturday June 3rd, 2017
Time: 4 PM - ?
Place: Mastersons Garden Center, 725 Olean Rd, East Aurora, NY 14052
Topic: Hands on for Beginners - Beekeeper etiquette (what to burn, how much to smoke, when to smoke, etc.) approaching hives, opening hives and examining hives. The goal is to teach bee-friendly manners to beginners, help to build comfort level and offer an introduction to working in a beehive.
Cost: $10

2017 WNYHPA FAMILY PICNIC
When: August 5, 2017, Saturday 10:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M
Place: Sprague Brook Park – Shelter #2 (ELECTRIC)

* Bathrooms and playground equipment are right by the shelter.
* Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, condiments, coffee, soda, water, plates, bowls, and plastic silverware will be provided by WNYHPA.
* Please bring a dish to pass and a folding chair if desired.
* Guest Speaker – Still To Be Determined!
ERIE COUNTY FAIR
When: August 10, 2017 to August 21, 2017
Place: Erie County Fair Grounds
Details forthcoming.
******** SPECIAL PRESENTATION *********
When: Saturday Sept 9th, 2017, 9:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M
Place: Baker Memorial United Methodist Church, 345 Main St., East Aurora, NY, 14052
Speaker: Jim Tew an expert on honeybees and behavior. Stay tuned for more details.
Topic: To be announced.
Cost: $10