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Upcoming Event Schedule

CBA offers various Meetings, Workshops, and Special Events throughout the year, including our popular Bee School, and monthly Bee Talks discussion group. We invite a variety of exceptional guest speakers, who deliver current bee research and the latest in healthy bee management. Get involved - expand your knowledge base by asking questions and listening to the experiences of others within the beekeeping community.

To attend, please register using the links below.

Winter Cluster Meetup & Honey Exchange
Winter Cluster Meetup & Honey Exchange
0 DAYS TO THE EVENT
Feb 24, 2024, 11:30 AM
Carriage House, Edgerton Park
Let’s kick off the 2024 Beekeeping season with a bit of fun & socializing - Sign in to use your CBA discount on tickets!

Event Registration

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  • Pollen: A Biological Giant in a Microscopic Grain with Bill Hesbach
    Pollen: A Biological Giant in a Microscopic Grain with Bill Hesbach
    Thu, Apr 18
    via ZOOM
    Apr 18, 2024, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
    via ZOOM
    Apr 18, 2024, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
    via ZOOM
    Pollen, the miraculous germ cell of plants and the primary protein nutrient for bees, is the fertility key to every flowering plant and tree in the world. Bill Hesbach shares a visual journey that informs participants in ways that increase the joy of observing pollen...
  • Varroa Management, Swarm Signs, and Top Bar Hive Inspection Workshop
    Varroa Management, Swarm Signs, and Top Bar Hive Inspection Workshop
    Sat, Apr 27
    Boulder Knoll Bee Yard
    Apr 27, 2024, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT
    Boulder Knoll Bee Yard, 875 Boulder Rd, Cheshire, CT 06410, USA
    Apr 27, 2024, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT
    Boulder Knoll Bee Yard, 875 Boulder Rd, Cheshire, CT 06410, USA
    In this workshop, we'll be checking hives for reproductive swarms, and varroa. We'll also demonstrate top bar hive and Langstroth hives.
  • Youth Beekeeping Workshop
    Youth Beekeeping Workshop
    Sun, May 05
    Boulder Knoll Community Farm
    May 05, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
    Boulder Knoll Community Farm, 875 Boulder Rd, Cheshire, CT 06410, USA
    May 05, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
    Boulder Knoll Community Farm, 875 Boulder Rd, Cheshire, CT 06410, USA
    These kid-centered workshops are designed for ages 6-13 to learn more about beekeeping and get a chance to work with hives at our bee yard.
  • Bee Talks
    Bee Talks
    Thu, May 09
    via ZOOM
    May 09, 2024, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
    via ZOOM
    May 09, 2024, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
    via ZOOM
    Have a question? Engage with knowledgeable & experienced beekeepers for answers on beekeeping issues.
  • The Mind of a Bee with Dr. Lars Chittka
    The Mind of a Bee with Dr. Lars Chittka
    Thu, May 16
    via ZOOM
    May 16, 2024, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
    via ZOOM
    May 16, 2024, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
    via ZOOM
    Most of us are aware of the hive mind—the power of bees as an amazing collective. But do we know how uniquely intelligent bees are as individuals? Dr. Chittka draws from decades of research, including his own pioneering work, to argue that bees have remarkable cognitive abilities...
  • Supering, Nucleus Hives, and Swarm Management Workshop
    Supering, Nucleus Hives, and Swarm Management Workshop
    Sat, May 25
    Boulder Knoll Bee Yard
    May 25, 2024, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT
    Boulder Knoll Bee Yard, 875 Boulder Rd, Cheshire, CT 06410, USA
    May 25, 2024, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT
    Boulder Knoll Bee Yard, 875 Boulder Rd, Cheshire, CT 06410, USA
    This workshop will focus on supering Langstroth hives for honey production, using nucleus hives, and swarm Management
  • Mysteries and Management of Laying Workers with Dr. Jon Zawislak
    Mysteries and Management of Laying Workers with Dr. Jon Zawislak
    Thu, Jun 06
    via ZOOM
    Jun 06, 2024, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
    via ZOOM
    Jun 06, 2024, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
    via ZOOM
    Dr Zawislak discusses what happens when the order of a bee colony breaks down. What compels workers to begin laying eggs? What happens when they do? What can a beekeeper do to correct things in the hive?
  • Youth Beekeeping Workshop
    Youth Beekeeping Workshop
    Sun, Jun 09
    Boulder Knoll Community Farm
    Jun 09, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
    Boulder Knoll Community Farm, 875 Boulder Rd, Cheshire, CT 06410, USA
    Jun 09, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
    Boulder Knoll Community Farm, 875 Boulder Rd, Cheshire, CT 06410, USA
    These kid-centered workshops are designed for ages 6-13 to learn more about beekeeping and get a chance to work with hives at our bee yard.
  • Bee Talks
    Bee Talks
    Thu, Jun 13
    via ZOOM
    Jun 13, 2024, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
    via ZOOM
    Jun 13, 2024, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
    via ZOOM
    Have a question? Engage with knowledgeable & experienced beekeepers for answers on beekeeping issues.
  • Early Summer Hive Inspection
    Early Summer Hive Inspection
    Sat, Jun 22
    Boulder Knoll Bee Yard
    Jun 22, 2024, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT
    Boulder Knoll Bee Yard, 875 Boulder Rd, Cheshire, CT 06410, USA
    Jun 22, 2024, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT
    Boulder Knoll Bee Yard, 875 Boulder Rd, Cheshire, CT 06410, USA
    This inspection will look for Small Hive Beetles and evaluated the queen & hive populations. We’ll do an alcohol wash for varroa and check honey stores.
  • Bee Talks
    Bee Talks
    Thu, Jul 11
    via ZOOM
    Jul 11, 2024, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
    via ZOOM
    Jul 11, 2024, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
    via ZOOM
    Have a question? Engage with knowledgeable & experienced beekeepers for answers on beekeeping issues.
  • Youth Beekeeping Workshop
    Youth Beekeeping Workshop
    Sun, Jul 14
    Boulder Knoll Community Farm
    Jul 14, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
    Boulder Knoll Community Farm, 875 Boulder Rd, Cheshire, CT 06410, USA
    Jul 14, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
    Boulder Knoll Community Farm, 875 Boulder Rd, Cheshire, CT 06410, USA
    These kid-centered workshops are designed for ages 6-13 to learn more about beekeeping and get a chance to work with hives at our bee yard.
  • Single Brood Box Inspection & Varroa Treatment
    Single Brood Box Inspection & Varroa Treatment
    Sat, Jul 20
    Boulder Knoll Bee Yard
    Jul 20, 2024, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT
    Boulder Knoll Bee Yard, 875 Boulder Rd, Cheshire, CT 06410, USA
    Jul 20, 2024, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT
    Boulder Knoll Bee Yard, 875 Boulder Rd, Cheshire, CT 06410, USA
    In this workshop we’ll do a varroa count, discuss treatment options, and perform a single brood box inspection.
  • Bee Talks
    Bee Talks
    Thu, Aug 08
    via ZOOM
    Aug 08, 2024, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
    via ZOOM
    Aug 08, 2024, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
    via ZOOM
    Have a question? Engage with knowledgeable & experienced beekeepers for answers on beekeeping issues.
  • Youth Beekeeping Workshop
    Youth Beekeeping Workshop
    Sun, Aug 11
    Boulder Knoll Community Farm
    Aug 11, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
    Boulder Knoll Community Farm, 875 Boulder Rd, Cheshire, CT 06410, USA
    Aug 11, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
    Boulder Knoll Community Farm, 875 Boulder Rd, Cheshire, CT 06410, USA
    These kid-centered workshops are designed for ages 6-13 to learn more about beekeeping and get a chance to work with hives at our bee yard.
  • Late Summer Inspection and Fall Preparation
    Late Summer Inspection and Fall Preparation
    Sat, Aug 17
    Boulder Knoll Bee Yard
    Aug 17, 2024, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT
    Boulder Knoll Bee Yard, 875 Boulder Rd, Cheshire, CT 06410, USA
    Aug 17, 2024, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT
    Boulder Knoll Bee Yard, 875 Boulder Rd, Cheshire, CT 06410, USA
    In this workshop, we’ll evaluate a colony’s stores, observe what’s occurring with brood rearing, and check for varroa.
  • Youth Beekeeping Workshop
    Youth Beekeeping Workshop
    Sun, Sep 08
    Boulder Knoll Community Farm
    Sep 08, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
    Boulder Knoll Community Farm, 875 Boulder Rd, Cheshire, CT 06410, USA
    Sep 08, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
    Boulder Knoll Community Farm, 875 Boulder Rd, Cheshire, CT 06410, USA
    These kid-centered workshops are designed for ages 6-13 to learn more about beekeeping and get a chance to work with hives at our bee yard.
  • Bee Talks
    Bee Talks
    Thu, Sep 12
    via ZOOM
    Sep 12, 2024, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
    via ZOOM
    Sep 12, 2024, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
    via ZOOM
    Have a question? Engage with knowledgeable & experienced beekeepers for answers on beekeeping issues.