The increase – queen rearing and splitting

Once honey bees arrive in our lives most beekeepers want to have more bees. The main reason we want more is to overcome loss. We may lose bees to a multitude of reasons so we need to replace them. Today we will talk about how a beekeeper with an overwintered hive can select and split […]

Where is my Queen? – How to read a frame.

The number one thing all beekeepers want it to see the Queen. This session we will dive into what is actually on a frame. We will see what can be seen and how to interpret what we do. Honey, wax, eggs, brood, food, bugs, etc. All this to better locate the queen. Presentation, then Q&A, […]

Prevent swarming in your apiary

Honey bees live to swarm.  No one wants to see their bees leave.  Techniques to suppress the swarming instinct.

Dowsing – Hive locating and placement

Learn how and why to use dowsing rods to place your honey bee hives. This is an in person and hands on training at the CNY Beekeeper School location in Bridgeport New York 13030 contact me with questions


Whats happening with your bees?

General question and answer beekeeper session today. Feel free to send your questions in ahead of time. Ask anything while in the meeting. Today is a great day to have a conversation.

Beginner Beekeeper Skill Workshop – Live and in person

Live and in person demonstrations for 2021 last Saturday in may on the Central New York Beekeeper School Bridgeport Campus FREE The smoker – lighting and keeping lit, smoking technique How to interact with Bees – attitude and action, moving hive parts How to read frames – what is on each frame and location Locating […]

Eight week Hands in Hives experience

8 Saturdays this spring/summer learning to keep bees. It doesn't matter if you have bees or want bees. This class will be fun and informative. Starting the first Saturday in June and Ending in August. 10am until 12pm. This will be the second year this is offered with a limit of 10 people. It is […]


Bananas and Bees

Anyone who has been stung knows that there is the smell of bananas. The smell can be extremely strong if it is a hot hive or many bees are involved. What happens if we eat a banana and work with our bees? Will they be extra stingy? Today we will see if it is a […]

Not My Beeswax! – What it is? What to do with it?

Central New York Beekeeper School Bridgeport

Wax is one of the byproducts of keeping honey bees. It comes in many forms and can be collected by the beekeeper for reuse. From collecting to final products, we will learn and discus several uses of this natural and amazing product of the hive. The session will start with a presentation, then we will […]

Honey Contest 2021 – Free Nuc!

This years contest will be in the first week of October. Entries due first Monday of the month and Winners announced the Second Monday. This event page will be updated 6 weeks prior to the contest due date. In the mean time start thinking about the honey you will be entering. Check out last years […]