The Back Yard Beekeepers Association (BYBA) has been educating the public about honey bees and beekeeping for twenty + years. With over 400 members, our association has grown to become one of the Nation’s largest regional clubs for beekeeping hobbyists. Some of our members are just getting started as beekeepers, and some have enjoyed this hobby for years. All share an interest in the wonderful and remarkable world of the honey bee. This regional club is dedicated to promoting beekeeping as a hobby, and spreading the good word about the remarkable honey bee.
March 27, 2018 Christy Hemenway: Top Bar Hives
April 24, 2018 Roberta Glatz: The Biology of Swarming
May 22, 2018 Peter Borst: Comb Honey
June 26, 2018 Pot Luck Dinner and Silent Auction
September 25, 2018 Richard Cowles: The Queen of Your Dreams
October 30, 2018 Dewey Caron: Working Toward Natural/Treatment-Free Colony Management
November 27, 2018 Bill Hesbach: Over-wintering
The purpose of the BYBA is to provide it’s membership with interesting and practical information about the “how-to’s” of beekeeping. The club also provides the general public with educational programs about honey bees and the benefits of beekeeping in our communities. The BYBA is a not for profit, 501C-3 charitable organization.
There are 9 monthly meetings that begin at 7:30 pm on the last Tuesday of the month in January, February, March, April, May, June, September, October and November and are held at the Norfield Church Community Room, 64 Norfield Road, Weston, Connecticut.
There are two meetings designed specifically for new beekeepers (The Newbees and Special Topics) at 6:00 pm, prior to our regular meetings. We encourage all to come! These events are free and open to the public.