Thursday, November 2, 2017

MASSBEE Annual Fall Meeting

HCBA is hosting MASSBEE ORG. Annual Meeting this year!

It will be held at Westfield State University in Westfield, MA

Saturday,November 11th 

Here is the link for information on the gathering.

Should be a great day of bee information with speakers and vendors and good folk to meet.

Friday, October 6, 2017

Our October HCBA Meeting.

Our Next HCBA Meeting is Scheduled for October 12th at 7pm.

We will be talking about the Big E, what worked and what didn't.

Dispursement to sellers.

And general Bee Talk!

WHIL 118 Mount Vernon Road, Chicopee, MA  01013

Thursday, September 14, 2017

HCBA Big E 2017

Hello out there!!!

Well this is it..the beginning of another year for us at the Big E!

Both Booths look super thanks to a lot of helpful hands and eyes making them look even better than before.

We have lots of new items for sale too!

Smile and have fun!!!

Thursday, August 24, 2017



We are all looking forward to attending the exciting Big E this year.

Our booths at both the MASS building and Stroh building will be in full swing!

We will have new products to sell and as always is our mission to talk BEES!

Spreading information and the good word of the work they do for us all.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Our Honey Candy Bagging Night! August 17 6pm start

We are getting ready for the Big E!

First said. Many hands make light work.

We start at 6pm.

Last year we had a banner year of helpers who attacked the candy bagging in record time.

More time for pizza, drinks and bee talk!!!!

118 Mount Vernon Road, Chicopee. MA 01018

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Bees LOVE Lavender!

Club member sent lavender loving bee picture for us all to enjoy!!

Thank you Pam!

Thursday, June 29, 2017

HCBA Annual Picnic

Our Annual HCBA  Picnic will be held on July 20th!
Starting a bit earlier 6pm so we can enjoy the daylight.

We provide hamburgers and hotdogs and the hot grill.

You provide whatever you like, a favourite picnic food, it would be fun if we could include honey in our recipes!

Bring a lawn chair so we can relax on the side lawn and have as always some good bee talk.

Looking forward to seeing you all there!

WHIL, 118 Mount Vernon Road, Chicopee, MA 01013

Monday, June 19, 2017

HCBA June 22nd Meeting

Hello Out There in BeeLand!!

Our next meeting will be held on Thursday, June 22nd.
118 Mount Vernon Road
Chicopee, MA 01013

Guest Speaker Mary Duane will be teaching us the ins and outs and dos and don'ts of preparing your honey products for honey contests.

We also will be having our elections for board members, if you have any nominees please prepare to present them at this meeting.

And a surprise is in store for all who attend, we will be celebrating someone's 80th birthday..any guesses?

Hope to see you all there!

Friday, April 14, 2017

HCBA April 20th Meeting

Well this is it for our 2017 Bee School!!

Our class will be receiving their certificates proudly.

We will be having an auction of bee related items and as always
enjoy some delicious sweet treats!

See you there!

WHIL 118 Mount Vernon Road, Chicopee, MA 01013

Monday, March 20, 2017

HCBA March 23rd Meeting

Howdy Beekeeps!

Our next meeting will be March 23rd, Thursday.

Guest speaker Ken Warchol, MA Bee Inspector will be talking about some of the

challenges in beekeeping.

WHIL, 118 Mount Vernon Road, Chicopee, MA 01013

Monday, March 6, 2017

HCBA March 9th Meeting

Our next HCBA Bee School meeting will be held this Thursday, March 9th at 7-9pm.

Our guest speaker will be Jeff Rys with the topic of "Bears and other invaders"

WHIL, 118 Mount Vernon Road, Chicopee, MA 01013

Monday, February 27, 2017

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

HCBA February 23rd Meeting 7-9pm

Our February 23rd Meeting will be a combined effort!

Speaker Tom Flebotte will cover the topics of sourcing your honeybees and installing them into your hives.

Andrew Preissner will be discussing Queens and covering Dynamics of the Hive.

Should be a fun filled night!

And support your local farmstand! Buy local honey and maple syrup!

Yes the sap is running in NEW ENGLAND!

WHIL, 118 Mount Vernon Road, Chicopee, MA 01013

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

HCBA January 26th Meeting

Our January 26th meeting discussion has been changed.

Lee Duquette will be speaking on how to build hive parts.

Come on time you won't want to miss a minute of this fun evening! 7-9pm

WHIL, 118 Mount Vernon Road, Chicopee, MA 01013

Monday, January 9, 2017

2017 Bee School Begins

Hello Bee Peeps!

Our HCBA 2017 Bee School Starts

Thursday January 12, 2017 at 7-9pm

Willimanset Heights Improvement League
118 Mount Vernon Road
Chicopee, MA 01013

There will be a short introduction from HCBA BOD

followed by our guest speaker Ken Worchol.

See you all there to welcome our new bee lovers!