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Berkshire Backyard Beekeepers

Join local beekeepers on the second Tuesday of each month (March through November) at 6pm on the grounds of Berkshire Botanical Garden. Each month’s meeting, will involve season-appropriate discussions and demonstrations using the BBG apiary, weather permitting. We will focus on sustainable beekeeping techniques: raising and sourcing bees locally, managing pests and diseases, and creating beneficial habitats for honeybees.

All levels of experience are welcome. New to beekeeping? Come learn how to get started with your first hives. Are you a seasoned beekeeper? Your experience and knowledge will be invaluable to others in the group!

These meetings are free and registration is not required. Please see the kiosk in front of the Welcome Center for meeting location. 

Contact Chris Wellens at or (413) 357-4657 for more information.

Meeting Agendas

August 2019

July 2019

June 2019

May 2019

April 2019

March 2019

February 2019

January 2019

November 2018

October 2018

September 2018

August 2018

Beekeeping Resources



Bee Health articles from the Cooperative Extension System

UMass Beekeeping Resources

MSU Extension Planning for Varroa


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