Bee Talks

Learn and discuss beekeeping with experienced pros! In addition to our regular meetings and workshops, this discussion group is your opportunity to engage with knowledgeable and experienced beekeepers to get answers to issues of concern in your beekeeping.

  • Bee Talks - August
    Bee Talks - August
    via ZOOM
    Aug 12, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM EDT
    via ZOOM
    We’ll discuss how you can decide about the health of your queen and the actions you can take to help your colony survive. Bring your questions.
  • Bee Talks - September
    Bee Talks - September
    via ZOOM
    Sep 09, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM EDT
    via ZOOM
    Have a question? Engage with knowledgeable & experienced beekeepers for answers on beekeeping issues.
  • Bee Talks - October
    Bee Talks - October
    via ZOOM
    Oct 14, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM EDT
    via ZOOM
    Have a question? Engage with knowledgeable & experienced beekeepers for answers on beekeeping issues.
  • Bee Talks - November
    Bee Talks - November
    via ZOOM
    Nov 11, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    via ZOOM
    Have a question? Engage with knowledgeable & experienced beekeepers for answers on beekeeping issues.
  • Bee Talks - December
    Bee Talks - December
    via ZOOM
    Dec 09, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    via ZOOM
    Have a question? Engage with knowledgeable & experienced beekeepers for answers on beekeeping issues.

Q&A + Discussion Time

Each session starts with an open question & answer period followed by a seasonally-appropriate topic discussion to help guide you through the beekeeping year. Open to every beekeeper regardless of experience or the type of equipment you use, these sessions will support your beekeeping practice and help you get the critical information you need to be successful.

When & Where

We've held Bee Talks on the second Thursday of each month* at the Rockfall Foundation, located at 27 Washington Street in Middletown. The foundation operates in the historic deKoven House where there is ample parking and convenient public lots for additional paid parking. However, due to the Covid restrictions, we are holding Bee Talks on Zoom until further notice. CBA Members can attend for free. Once registered for a particular month, members receive a Zoom link via e-mail and then a reminder the day before the event.  


*Subject to change.

Bee Talks are led by CBA President Bill Hesbach, an Eastern Apicultural Society-Certified Master Beekeeper and  graduate of the University of Montana’s Master Beekeeping Program. Bill is also an author, and you'll find his writings on beekeeping in Bee Culture magazine and the American Bee Journal.