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The Back Yard Beekeepers Association, CT: “The Indispensible Nuc”

- October 29, 2019 -


Oct 29, 2019    
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Norfield Church Community Room
64 Norfield Road, Weston, CT

CONTACT: Bobbie Meyzen


WHO: Jamie Ellis

WHAT: “The Indispensible Nuc”

WHERE: Norfield Church Community Room, 64 Norfield Road, Weston, Connecticut

WHEN: Tuesday October 30, 2019 at 7:30pm

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.

Jamie Ellis: The Indispensible Nuc

“Nucs” are small honey bee colonies housed in small hives. Consequently, their importance in beekeeping is often overlooked. Despite this, nucs can become an indispensable tool in one’s beekeeping operation. In this lecture, the benefits of using nucs will be discussed and their  importance emphasized. 

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.

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