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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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  • 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.
  • Extraction Day
    Extraction Day
    Sat, Jul 27
    Edgerton Park Carriage House
    Jul 27, 2024, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Edgerton Park Carriage House, 141 Edgehill Rd, Hamden, CT 06517, USA
    Jul 27, 2024, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Edgerton Park Carriage House, 141 Edgehill Rd, Hamden, CT 06517, USA
    Bring your capped honey, and we'll provide extraction equipment!
  • 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.
  • Varroa Counts and Honey Stores Evaluation
    Varroa Counts and Honey Stores Evaluation
    Sat, Sep 14
    Boulder Knoll Bee Yard
    Sep 14, 2024, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT
    Boulder Knoll Bee Yard, 875 Boulder Rd, Cheshire, CT 06410, USA
    Sep 14, 2024, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT
    Boulder Knoll Bee Yard, 875 Boulder Rd, Cheshire, CT 06410, USA
    In this workshop, we’ll consider colony size, determine if the honey stores are sufficient, and, if not, how to feed to increase stores.
  • Bee Talks
    Bee Talks
    Thu, Oct 10
    via ZOOM
    Oct 10, 2024, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
    via ZOOM
    Oct 10, 2024, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
    via ZOOM
    Have a question? Engage with knowledgeable & experienced beekeepers for answers on beekeeping issues.
  • Winterization Workshop
    Winterization Workshop
    Sat, Oct 19
    Boulder Knoll Bee Yard
    Oct 19, 2024, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT
    Boulder Knoll Bee Yard, 875 Boulder Rd, Cheshire, CT 06410, USA
    Oct 19, 2024, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT
    Boulder Knoll Bee Yard, 875 Boulder Rd, Cheshire, CT 06410, USA
    In this workshop, we’ll focus on overwintering colonies in an insulated hive body.
  • Beekeeping for the Future with Dr. Erica Shelley
    Beekeeping for the Future with Dr. Erica Shelley
    Thu, Oct 24
    via ZOOM
    Oct 24, 2024, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
    via ZOOM
    Oct 24, 2024, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
    via ZOOM
    Dr. Erica Shelley, CEO of Best for Bees and the innovator behind ProtectaBEE, presents a visionary talk on the future of beekeeping, as we face a critical bee crisis, our food security and environmental future hang in the balance.
  • Five Wondrous Behaviors of Honey Bees with Dr. Thomas Seeley
    Five Wondrous Behaviors of Honey Bees with Dr. Thomas Seeley
    Thu, Dec 05
    via ZOOM
    Dec 05, 2024, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM EST
    via ZOOM
    Dec 05, 2024, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM EST
    via ZOOM
    Dr. Seeley discusses how worker bees provide directions, rouse other bees to action, call for help, groom each other, and prevent asphyxiation within the hive...
  • The Challenges of Honey Bee Breeding with Dr. Susan Cobey
    The Challenges of Honey Bee Breeding with Dr. Susan Cobey
    Thu, Feb 20
    via ZOOM
    Feb 20, 2025, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM EST
    via ZOOM
    Feb 20, 2025, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM EST
    via ZOOM
    Dr. Cobey is a world-renowned expert on honey bee queen insemination, and shares her years of experience teaching and practicing this important technical skill, vital to modern bee breeding.
  • The Impact of Viruses on Honey Bee Health at the Colony, Individual Bee, and Cellular Levels with Dr. Michelle Flenniken
    The Impact of Viruses on Honey Bee Health at the Colony, Individual Bee, and Cellular Levels with Dr. Michelle Flenniken
    Mar 26, 2025, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
    via ZOOM
    Dr. Flenniken discusses the most common honey bee infecting viruses and the relationship between Varroa destructor mites and viruses.