fbpx

The history of Beekeeping

Kaufman Family Farm 7773 Bull St, Bridgeport, New York

How long as beekeeping been around?were bees always kept in a box?What is the history and evolution of the beekeeping hobby? We will hear the answer to these questions and many more and learn what has worked in the past and what has changed to get us to our standardized bee box we use today. […]

Free

Honey Bee Biology

Kaufman Family Farm 7773 Bull St, Bridgeport, New York

Honey bee biology is always a misleading title. When I hear biology I think of dissection and learning about cells and organs. That is not what we will be learning about today. This session will focus on only the need to know about the bee that will help us be better beekeepers. The life cycle […]

Interacting with Honey Bees

Kaufman Family Farm 7773 Bull St, Bridgeport, New York

Our behavior around the stinging, venomous, swarming insects that are our honey bees is critical to our enjoyment of the hobby. This evenings discussion will revolve around what I call "the zen of beekeeping" Staying calm in the midst of the swarm. The protective gear for the beekeeperThe use of the smokerProper timingrecognizing the danger […]

Free

Honey Bee Swarm

Kaufman Family Farm 7773 Bull St, Bridgeport, New York

Swarming is the natural and necessary action honey bees engage in that keeps colonies prolific whether we want it to happen or not. Do you know what to do when you see a swarm? Lets take a look at why bees swarm and what it means. What to do when a colony swarms.How to catch […]

Free

Free Intro Class @ the bee yard

Central New York Beekeeper School Bridgeport, NY

May 27th, 2023 5th annual free class - donations accepted

Free

Summer Kick Off Party

Kaufman Family Farm 7773 Bull St, Bridgeport, New York

Our annual summer kick off party features a potluck style picnic with live entertainment, bounce houses for the kids and cotton candy for all. This is a free family event that every one is encouraged to take the day and engage with friends. 2023 will the our 9th annual party and will be bigger and […]

Free

Feral Honey Bees

Kaufman Family Farm 7773 Bull St, Bridgeport, New York

Did you know that bees are not native to the Americas? How did they become such an integrated part of our society? We need bees. Yet the bees in the wild don't get the recognition they deserve. Feral colonies have such a grand well of knowledge to share and so few take the time to […]

Free

A Plan for Honey

Kaufman Family Farm 7773 Bull St, Bridgeport, New York

What to do with all that honey? A single hive can give us over 5 gallons of liquid gold! what is your plan? Harvesting, packaging, gifting selling and using.how to deal with all that honey and what can we expect will happen? honey can crystallize making it difficult to deal with, how to do this.what […]

Free

Honey shows: a how to guide

Kaufman Family Farm 7773 Bull St, Bridgeport, New York

Join us for a live zoom meeting and discussion on honey contests and shows. What makes for good show honey and how it is different from the honey we sell our customers and why. This will be a great time to get tips and ask question on how to make your honey a winner in […]

Free

Honey Contest 2023 – Free Nuc!

Kaufman Family Farm 7773 Bull St, Bridgeport, New York

Grand prize is one Nucleus colony from my treatment free apiary in the spring of 2024. One - one pound, glass classic style jar of honey is required for entry along with the $10 entry fee delivered or mailed to 7773 bull street, Bridgeport, NY 13030.Two or more entries allowed with no limit. $15 with […]