Weekend Beekeeping Conference

  • October 22, 2021
  • October 23, 2021
  • 2 sessions
  • October 22, 2021, 6:00 PM 9:30 PM (EDT)
  • October 23, 2021, 8:00 AM 4:00 PM (EDT)
  • Sturbridge Host Hotel & Conference Center
  • 521



    Admission includes Dinner and guest speakers
    Dr. Tom Seeley and Dr. Jennifer Tsurada
  • You won't be disapointed! A weekend loaded with information to enhance your beekeeping knowledge. Vendors, door prizes, dinner & lunch and lots of bee talk with fellow beekeepers.

    Saturday Admission includes Lunch and guest speakers.
    Dr. Tom Seeley, Dr. Jennifer Tsurada and Dr. Kim Skyrm


Beekeeper Conference

Sturbridge Host Hotel & Conference Center

366 Main St., Sturbridge MA 01566

Friday October 22 6:00pm-9:30pm Admission $30.00

Saturday October 23 8:00am-4:00pm Admission $20.00

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Hosted by: 

Worcester County Beekeepers Association

 Hampden County Beekeepers 

Massachusetts Beekeepers Association

Please join us  and professional apiarists from universities across the country to enhance our knowledge in beekeeping based on research they have done over the years.

This fall along  with two outstanding professors. 

Dr. Thomas D. Seeley is the Horace White Professor in Biology at Cornell University. He is based in the Department of Neurobiology and Behavior, where he teaches courses on animal behavior and does research on the behavior and social life of honey bees. His work is summarized in three books: Honeybee Ecology (1985), The Wisdom of the Hive (1995), and Honeybee Democracy (2010).

Dr. Jennifer Tsuruda is an Assistant Professor and Apiculture Extension Specialist with interests in bee health and management.       She has worked on associations between foraging behavior, sensory responsiveness, and reproductive physiology in honey bees, as well as breeding for and genetically mapping behavioral resistance against parasite Varroa Mites.

In addition, Dr. Kim Skyrm  is the MA State Apiarist/Chief Apiary Inspector of the MA Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR).  Kim is a scientist by training and a hobby beekeeper driven by an intense love of bees.   Kim will present the latest Massachusetts Beekeeping inspection statistics.

We will also be honoring Ken Warchol on his retirement after 45 years as a Massachusetts State Apiary Inspector.   Ken has published his first book this year,  The History of the Worcester County Beekeepers dating back to 1900.

A honey show will be conducted by Massachusetts Beekeeping Association during the event, details will be made available on the massbee.org website.  All can participate.

Don't forget to check in with the vendors for all of your beekeeping supplies.  Better Bee, Mann Lake and Starhart Hollow,  place your order in advance and pick up your order without shipping.

2021 MA State Honey Bee Queen/Ambassador will be announced.

  Door Prizes will be awarded.

Friday admission is $30.00 pp and includes dinner and speaker.

Friday night dinner buffet will include a selection of appetizers, entrée selections, dessert and coffee or tea.     

Saturday admission is $20.00 pp and includes lunch and speakers.

Saturday lunch buffet will include a selection of appetizers, sandwiches, chips and dessert. 

Weekend meals are  a $100.00 value which the clubs will be subsidizing 50% discount to all who register.

Stay overnight for a special beekeeper price  of$119.00 or return in the morning for coffee & Tea.   Reservations can be made directly with the Sturbridge Host by calling 508-347-7393 mention the "beekeepers."

We are excited about this event and  hope you will attend!


Credit card payments are  accepted online 

Check payments can be mailed 




OCTOBER 8, 2021

Registration and/or Payment will not be allowed on the day of the Event.

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