JUNE: No meeting – Franklin County Beekeepers Association will be hosting the Annual Field Day at UMASS space on Saturday, June 11th. FCBA Volunteers and Presenters are needed. The event is free and open to all. Bring your bee suit or veil. Place your orders with your favorite vendor and enjoy FREE SHIPPING!
JULY 21st 7-9 PM: The meeting will be at Art Canterbury’s (FCBA’s Vice President) farm in Montague. Details to be announced later. https://www.Facebook.com/howlingtreehill/
We had a very nice turnout for our April 21st meeting at the Second Congregational Church, Greenfield. Thank you to Sandy Thomas and the Church members for letting us use Lorenzo Langstroth’s creative and spiritual space. I was pleased to have a bee meeting decades after Langstroth’s book and his discoveries changed the relationship between bees and beekeepers. I wonder how he would see our current management and understanding of the honeybee. His original thinking in the 1830s influenced generations of beekeepers.