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NH HoneyBee Mural Being Painted in August!

NH HoneyBee Mural Being Painted in August!

This August international artist Matt Willey is coming to New Hampshire to paint a fifty-foot mural depicting the beauty of honey bees on the south-facing outside entrance wall of Peterborough’s Community Center. He will capture the unique elegance of honey bees as part of his ambitious world-wide initiative to raise awareness about pollinators by painting […]

June 19, 2018 | By More
2017-18  NHBA Winter Loss Survey Results

2017-18 NHBA Winter Loss Survey Results

We had  got great response to this year’s . The data this year represents almost 400 beekeepers, over 1300 hives and over 300 NUCs. The winter loss was 58% for hives and 49% for NUCs in 2017-18. While this is better than the 65% hive loss we saw in 2016-17, it is still disturbingly high.   […]

June 15, 2018 | By More
Reyah Carlson to Speak at the  North Country Beekeeper’s July meeting

Reyah Carlson to Speak at the North Country Beekeeper’s July meeting

Date:  July 8, 2018;   6pm Location:   The Rocks Estate,  4 Christmas Tree Lane, Bethleham, NH The North Country Beekeepers Association’s July meeting features Reyah Carlson, internationally recognized apitherapist. Reyah has been keeping bees since age 12, and became interested in apitherapy in the late 1980s. She has conducted workshops for many beekeeping organizations, doctors, patients, […]

June 15, 2018 | By More
New NH HoneyBee Diagnostic Network

New NH HoneyBee Diagnostic Network

Beekeepers in New Hampshire have a new resource to help better understand the health of their honey bees. The NH Honey Bee Diagnostic Network (NHHBDN) is a group of dedicated volunteers who have been trained how to analyze honey bees for infections of Nosema, a disease that is hard to detect in a hive but […]

June 5, 2018 | By More
NHBA 2018 Summer Picnic

NHBA 2018 Summer Picnic

Date/Time :  June 16, 2018   from 10-3 Location:  Musterfield Farms, Harvey Road, North Sutton, NH The outing is FREE for current NHBA members. You can pay your 2018 dues at the meeting! Speakers & Topics:   TBD We will have the annual Smoker contest. Contest Rules: No wood pellets, pre-made plugs, or burlap can be used. Smoker […]

May 11, 2018 | By More
NH 2017-18  Winter Hive Loss Survey

NH 2017-18 Winter Hive Loss Survey

The NH Beekeepers Association (NHBA) is collecting data on NH honeybee hive loss for the winter of 2017/2018. The short survey is open to all beekeepers in the state – you do not need to be part of NHBA to participate.  The results will be published on the NHBA website in June, and available by […]

March 23, 2018 | By More
Pawtuckaway Beekeepers and Seacoast Beekeepers winter annual event featuring Kirk Webster

Pawtuckaway Beekeepers and Seacoast Beekeepers winter annual event featuring Kirk Webster

Pawtuckaway Beekeepers and Seacoast Beekeepers winter annual event featuring Kirk Webster March 10th  2018 – 9 to 12pm  (snow date of March 11th) held at: BSA Camp Carpenter 300 Blondin Rd. in Manchester, NH Free for SBA/PBA members All are welcome to join us for $10 at the door Kirk Webster’s presentation: …..with all the science, […]

February 2, 2018 | By More
NHBA 2018 Spring Meeting

NHBA 2018 Spring Meeting

When:  March 17,  2018   (9-3) Where:   Camp Carpenter, 300 Blondin Rd., Manchester, NH 03109 Speakers & Agenda: Nick Catania will be leading an interactive discussion about his website, ‘Honey Bees 911’, a source for finding ‘swarm chasers’ aka beekeepers who are willing to pick up stray bees. He will also spend a little bit of […]

January 27, 2018 | By More
George S Hamilton Scholarship Award

George S Hamilton Scholarship Award

This year, the NH Beekeepers Association is proud to be awarding 2 (two) SCHOLARSHIPS of $1000.00 each. These scholarships – The George S. Hamilton Award- will be presented to the 2 students who are selected as winners of the scholarship contest. Students must be enrolled in a post-secondary school in the agricultural, biology, and/or honey […]

January 14, 2018 | By More
EAS 2018 Information

EAS 2018 Information

         EAS 2018 AUGUST 13-17, 2018 HAMPTON ROADS CONVENTION CENTER 1610 COLISEUM DR, HAMPTON, VA HTTP://THEHRCC.COM/ Now that winter is upon us here in New Hampshire, our bees are all clustered for the winter, and it is truly the ‘beekeeper’s season’. A time to reflect on how the previous year unfolded for […]

December 26, 2017 | By More