Membership

We at the Pemi-Baker Beekeepers Association would like to encourage anyone who is thinking about raising honey bees or those who are keeping active hives to consider joining.  The benefits of belonging to our group are the monthly meetings held on the second Tuesday of each month.  News and information is frequently shared, and oftentimes a special guest speaker will join us on a special topic.  Another benefit of belonging is the mentor program. You can be matched with an experienced member to help get you through the first couple of years.  Our annual Bee School, organized by club members and taught by experienced bee keepers is a must see.  For more information on the 2019 Bee School click on the link.  There are many other benefits to belonging to the PBBA.  If you would like to join click on the link below for the membership application.  The annual membership dues are $10.00 for an individual or family and is payable in January each year.  Please make checks payable to Pemi-Baker Beekeepers Association.

Our Address

Pemi-Baker Beekeepers Association
PO Box 852
Plymouth, NH 03264

Email:  Treasurer@pemibakerba.org

Application

To join the Pemi-Baker Beekeepers Association, simply download and print out the application, complete it and mail it the address above along with the first year’s dues.

Membership Application

Upcoming Events
  1. August Workshop (Rain or Shine)

    August 10 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  2. Monthly Meeting September

    September 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Announcements

ELAP Agency is offering emergency assistance to eligible producer of Honeybees. Producers have 30 days “from when the loss became apparent” to notify FSA.

Click here to view a fact sheet regarding the assistance.

To view the letter to Gerard from Steven Schmidt, County Executive Director of the Farm Service Agency click here.

2018-19 Winter Loss Survey

Summary of results:

-We had 405 beekeepers, 442 apiaries, 1445 hives &* 530 NUCs represented this year!

-Winter Hive loss was 55% and NUC Loss was 31%  – which is a trend in the right direction – down from 58% last year and 65% two years ago)

-Comparing management practices over the last 3 years, it appears that the winter loss data is being used  to help beekeepers make their management decisions.

-Many of the trends we have seen in the last couple years continued this last winter.

-This year we included some charts comparing the results from the last 3 years… there are some interesting results looking at individual counties… We can’t explain them- but they are interesting!

During the year we are hoping to do further analysis to understand why Merrimack county continues to have the highest losses as well as overlay data such as weather, etc.

The full results are at: https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/075aba_0f8bb5737d95483f8544165fa7893f5a.pdf