Worcester County
Beekeepers Association   

established in 1900



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The Apiary News

UPCOMING MEETINGS

Details for all events can be found in our current Newsletter.

Any events that require pre-registration can be found on our Events page. 

THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO HELPED AT THE
76th ANNUAL BEEKEEPER SCHOOL

We had a great turnout again this year, and the results were over 300 new certified beekeepers! It takes a lot of planning and even more hands-on work to make it such a huge success. Thank you to all the volunteers, guest speakers, and our own Bee-School Directors Paul & Linda O'Connor for their tireless work in this endeavor. 

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR
NEW OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS

President -- Kathy deGraaf
Vice President -- Barbara MacPhee
Secretary -- Angela Hogue
Treasurer -- Phil Gaudette
New Directors for 2017-2020:
     - Dick Callahan & Norman Mercier

Meet the WCBA Board of Directors

A HUGE THANK YOU 

To our outgoing President Mary Duane for all her work these past two years, and will be listed as our new Past President.

To our outgoing Secretary Barbara MacPhee for her many years of service in that role.  Barbara has been voted in as our new Vice President.

THANKS MARY and BARB!

MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS DUE DECEMBER 31ST

Membership has its benefits! Quarterly newsletter, discount on beekeeping trade journals (Bee Culture and American Bee Journal), free admittance to the WCBA indoor meetings which include our March and October speaker meetings, discount honey jar ordering, club honey extractor program and much, much more. Don't delay, renew today!

Membership renewals are due by December 31st every year. Annual Dues are $15. You can also renew by mail or at any of the club meetings. The membership renewal form can be found here.

MEMBERS CAN NOW UPDATE THEIR EMAIL ADDRESS AND OTHER PROFILE INFORMATION!

DOES YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS NEED UPDATING?

If your membership is up to date but you are not receiving club emails (quarterly newsletter & important announcements), please contact our membership director Angela Hogue to update your email in our records.


HIVE INSPECTIONS ARE AVAILABLE

The MA apiary inspection service is now available. If you are interested in having an inspector check your hive, or any hive that died, please submit an online inspection request here:

MDAR Apiary Inspection Request Form

You can also call 617-626-1801 to request a visit from an inspector.

MA POLLINATOR PROTECTION PLAN

The MA Pollinator Protection Plan has been released and can be found at

http://www.mass.gov/eea/docs/agr/farmproducts/apiary/pollinator-plan.pdf


The Worcester County Beekeepers Association has been a leader in beekeeping education for over one hundred years. We are the oldest county beekeeping organization in the United States, with members from all over New England. Through our beekeeping school, quarterly newsletters, monthly meetings and outreach activities, the club provides ongoing education for our members.

W. C. B. A.
P.O. BOX 415
Northborough, MA 01532

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