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.

To apply your membership ticket rate, please sign in during registration. 

  • Bee Talks
    Jun 16, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
    via ZOOM
    Have a question? Engage with knowledgeable & experienced beekeepers for answers on beekeeping issues.
  • Nucleus Hives, Supering and Summer Management Workshop
    Jun 18, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM EDT
    Boulder Knoll Community Farm, 875 Boulder Rd, Cheshire, CT 06410, USA
    This workshop covers the advantages of the nucleus hive over purchasing packages of bees each year, faster colony development due to the presence of brood, queen laying cycles, and how to create a nucleus hive.
  • Honey Bee Chemical Communication and Hygienic Behavior with Dr. Kaira Wagoner
    Dr. Wagoner will speak about her work using chemical signals associated with Varroa-infested brood to develop a tool for measuring colony Varroa-resistance.
  • Bee Talks
    Jul 14, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
    via ZOOM
    Have a question? Engage with knowledgeable & experienced beekeepers for answers on beekeeping issues.
  • The Single Brood Box Workshop
    Jul 16, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM EDT
    Boulder Knoll Community Farm, 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.
  • Beekeeping in Kenya with Maryann Frazier
    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.
  • Bee Talks
    Aug 11, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
    via ZOOM
    Have a question? Engage with knowledgeable & experienced beekeepers for answers on beekeeping issues.
  • Thinking About Fall Preparation Workshop
    Aug 13, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM EDT
    Boulder Knoll Community Farm, 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.
  • Bee Talks
    Sep 08, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
    via ZOOM
    Have a question? Engage with knowledgeable & experienced beekeepers for answers on beekeeping issues.
  • Winter Preparation Workshop
    Sep 10, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM EDT
    Boulder Knoll Community Farm, 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.
  • Tackling Honey Bee Disease with Dr. Jay Evans
    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.
  • Bee Talks
    Oct 13, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
    via ZOOM
    Have a question? Engage with knowledgeable & experienced beekeepers for answers on beekeeping issues.
  • Beneficial Bee Habitats and Reducing Pesticide Risks
    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.
  • Bee Talks
    Nov 10, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM EST
    via ZOOM
    Have a question? Engage with knowledgeable & experienced beekeepers for answers on beekeeping issues.
  • Native Pollinators with Dr. Kimberly Stoner
    Nov 15, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM EST
    via ZOOM
    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.