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Our Purpose

At Connecticut Beekeepers Association, our purpose is to increase public awareness of the importance of honey bees for Connecticut agriculture and the environment. We are here to foster strong bonds among beekeepers and to promote the education and the advancement of the scientific knowledge of beekeeping and its related activities for the benefit of beekeepers and our communities. Our goal is to provide a common forum for the beekeepers of Connecticut to come together to share information and ideas.

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connecticut beekeepers assocation

Serving Connecticut Beekeepers Since 1891

Beekeeping Events

CBA hosts meetings, workshops and special events featuring knowledgeable speakers sharing information on beekeeping topics. Registration is required in order to attend all events.

Bee School 2022
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  • Thu 14 Jul
    Multiple Dates
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    Jul 14, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
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    Have a question? Engage with knowledgeable & experienced beekeepers for answers on beekeeping issues.
  • Jul 16, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM EDT
    CBA Boulder Knoll Bee Yard, 875 Boulder Rd, Cheshire, CT 06410, USA
    This workshop will discuss advantages of the single brood chamber. The single brood box management of honey bees bases its entire function in one box for the queen and then supering for honey, for mite control, swarm management, and honey production.
  • Aug 09, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
    via ZOOM
    Maryann Frazier speaks about beekeeping in Kenya and the outreach programs she and visiting United States beekeepers have established for a school and clean water accessibility project in a Kenyan region.
  • Aug 13, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM EDT
    CBA Boulder Knoll Bee Yard, 875 Boulder Rd, Cheshire, CT 06410, USA
    This workshop uses observational beekeeping methods to consider bee health, honey storage, queen productivity, mite management, brood chamber size, diseases, and more.
  • Sep 10, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM EDT
    CBA Boulder Knoll Bee Yard, 875 Boulder Rd, Cheshire, CT 06410, USA
    This workshop will consider colony size, determine if the honey stores are sufficient and if not, how to quickly correct a problem, varroa treatments, and what to do for insulating the hive. Some discussion on the myths of hive ventilation will happen.
  • Sep 15, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
    via ZOOM
    Dr. Evans will discuss his work in the federal bee lab which is focused on bee disease, chemical stress and the tools to combat these issues.
  • Oct 20, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
    via ZOOM
    Aaron will speak about providing habitat for bees, the risk pesticides pose to bees and how to mitigate those risks.
  • Nov 15, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM EST
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    Dr. Kimberly Stoner, Associate Agricultural Scientist, Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, shares fascinating facts about the native bees in our backyard, and the many benefits they bring.

Beekeeping Resources

We post important info regarding beekeeping in Connecticut, including Hive Registration links, State Regulations, Honey Extractor Rental Program, Bloom Calendar, and how to identify common bee problems.