Thursday, September 29, 2016

HCBA Member has a traveling hat

Our wonderful member Tom Porter is traveling the world
taking along our newly designed HCBA hat!

Lucky Tom, lucky hat in Venice, Italy.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Club member is a traveling man!

Traveling Beekeeper is enjoying some of the beauty out in 

Thanks Mark!

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

September is National Honey Month!

Beekeepers be proud of your hardworking bees!

We add to the sweetness of the world.

How sweet it is! Since being established in 1989, September has been deemed National Honey Month here in the United States to promote beekeeping and the use of honey as a natural and very beneficial sweetener.
Artisanal honey is experiencing a renaissance, seducing chefs, foodies and cheese lovers to appreciate this ancient sweetener for all its culinary glories.
Once reserved exclusively for royals, honey was used to pay taxes during Julius Caesar's reign. Honey is made from the nectar of flowers by honeybees and beekeepers around the world who harvest thousands of varieties, each with a unique flavor profile determined by the type of plants visited by the honeybee. 
With more than 300 varietal honeys produced in the US, each with their own individual color, aroma and flavor profiles, there is no shortage of honeys to explore! Honeybees will travel up to four miles to gather nectar just to make honey!

Big E Photography Contest ~ Club Member wins ribbon!

Congratulations to club member Mark Lantzakis!

Mark was thrilled to be awarded a ribbon for creative arts with his honeybee photography.

Way to go Mark!

Monday, September 19, 2016

BIG E 2016 Honey Show Winners!

HCBA is proud to announce the winners of our honey contest

Best in Show Mike Koleczek

Our display at Farmarama

Light     1st         Mike Koleczek
              2nd        Jim Stefanik
              3rd        Tom Flebotte

Light     1st         Lee Duquette
Amber  2nd        Bill Romito
             3rd         Annette Isner

Amber  1st            Tom Flebotte       
              2nd      Dan Gleason
              3rd        Marilynn Zielinski

Dark     1st         Lee Duquette
Amber  2nd        Mark Lantzakis
             3rd         Mike Cavanaugh

Dark     1st         Mike Koleczek (Best in Show)
             2nd         Jessica Martin
             3rd         Sean Martin

Comb  1st         Lee Duquette
             2nd        Mike Koleczek
             3rd         Tom Flebotte

Chunk  1st        Mike Koleczek
             2nd     Zach Flebotte   
                 3rd       Tom Flebotte

Monday, September 12, 2016


HCBA is celebrating the event with new and beautiful additions!!

Our members have been hard at work making our booths even more interesting and educational!!

We will have a HONEY SHOW this year with guest Judge Mary Dwain.

Come and join the celebration!