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Sat, Apr 29


CBA Boulder Knoll Bee Yard

Spring Hive Inspection & Brood Evaluation Workshop

This event has been rescheduled due to rain at the Bee Yard. Please note new date & time.

Spring Hive Inspection & Brood Evaluation Workshop
Spring Hive Inspection & Brood Evaluation Workshop

Time & Location

Apr 29, 2023, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT

CBA Boulder Knoll Bee Yard, 875 Boulder Rd, Cheshire, CT 06410, USA

Event Details

Rescheduled due to inclement weather - new date and time is Saturday, April 29th. 

During this workshop, participants will evaluate the progress of our new packages and re-evaluate the colonies selected for queen rearing. The queen-rearing process we will use this year will be swarm cells. So we will pay close attention to the progress of our donor colonies. We will assemble our mating boxes and provide stands in anticipation of mating out the cells.


875 Boulder Rd, Cheshire, CT

Join us at CBA’s Boulder Knoll Bee Yard for a beekeeping experience! Established as a new bee yard in the spring of 2022, this area provides an ideal space for teaching the art of beekeeping. The yard is easily accessible, with ample parking. Situated on the top of a rise in the landscape, the new yard offers both bees and participants plenty of open space and full sun. The area's floral sources are abundant and bloom from early spring until late fall.


If it rains on the day of this event, we will reschedule and notify you accordingly.


Bill Hesbach, Master Beekeeper

Bill is a Connecticut native with a background in engineering. He's an Eastern Apicultural Society Certified Master Beekeeper and graduate of the University of Montana's Master Beekeeping Program. Bill is on the Board of Directors for the Eastern Apicultural Society, and is President of the Connecticut Beekeepers Association. He teaches bee biology and beekeeping methods at events hosted by regional organizations, and appears as a guest speaker at national seminars. Bill's articles appear in Bee Culture, Bee Craft, and The American Bee Journal.

IMPORTANT: All participants at CBA bee yard activities or any other CBA-sponsored event involving live bees must be properly dressed and wear personal protective equipment designed specifically for beekeeping. Personal protection equipment and proper dress includes, but is not limited to, complete coverage of bare skin with light-colored clothing - nothing black. All participants must wear a proper bee veil or bee suit and closed-toed shoes at all times. Bees sting and inject venom, so if you are concerned about your reaction, please consult a physician before attending.


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