A sweet welcome to Spring!
Generative Bee School's hands-on queen rearing: Series starts in May, meets monthly in Montague, MA (near Greenfield). Details: click here.
Seasonal Apiary Inspector: job posting (March 28, 2022) from Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR), click here.Pending New York State legislation: Birds and Bees Protection Act (S699B). "Currently in Senate Environmental Conservation Committee." To indicate your support or opposition, click here to read the bill and access a form on the NY Senate's website.
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Announces Actions to Protect New York's Pollinators by Restricting Use of 'Neonic' Pesticides: New Requirement for Neonicotinoids Will Help Prevent Potentially Harmful Exposure to Honeybees and Other Beneficial Insects. 24 January 2022 press release here. Also, "Updated Law Strengthens State’s Agricultural Industry and Environment by Supporting Health of Honeybees; Builds Upon the Work of New York's Pollinator Protection Plan." (article)