Some of our Favorite Links & Local Places:
Our local Beekeeper's Association in Canandaigua, NY. Come check out what the Buzz is all about. Sign up on our website to participate in our beekeeping forum.
Our monthly meetings are open to the public and are free to attend. We often have guest speakers at our meetings that cover a wide range of topics. They are held at 7pm the second Monday of every month at the Canandaigua VA Medical Center, Building 5 Auditorium, 400 Fort Hill Avenue Canandaigua, NY 14424. Club officers meet prior to the meeting to review club business, this is open to the general membership. All presenters and announcements must meet with club officers 15 minutes prior to the start of the meeting to review their message and approve it.
Directions to OFLBA's Monthly Meetings:
Fort Hill Avenue runs east off from Main St/Rte 332. It is a T intersection. There is a light at the intersection which is normally a flashing Yellow unless traffic is coming out of Fort Hill onto 332 or Traffic coming South on 332 is turning left into Fort Hill. Once you have turned east onto Fort Hill go all the way to the end and you will go through the gates into the VA grounds. Fort Hill ends in the VA. As you come through the gates bear to your right and Building 5 will be on your left with parking on the right. Park and walk over to the building. The entrance to the building is on the western end.
ESHPA- Empire State Honey Producer's Association
NY State's Beekeeping Organization. Lots of good information and events going on. Be sure to check out the new wesite and get involved in your state's beekeeping organization!
Cornell Universities page with pollinator news and events currently going on.
Our friends at the Grozinger Lab at PSU. Lots of interesting research going on. Follow their newest Honeybee News and Research also on Facebook.
Great information on organic gardening, living healthy & wisely and many other things. One of my favorite magazines in the mail too!
Locate honey in your state!
Hive Tracks is a great website to help you with the record keeping of your hives. You can enter all your hive information in the database and keep all your notes in one place. This program can be used on any smart phone, computer or tablet.
Another great tool for hive record keeping online. Like Hive Tracks it can be used on any smart phone, computer or tablet.
The Eastern Apiculture Society's website with beekeeping research, information and info on the upcoming EAS Conferences. This year's conference for 2017 is at the University of Delaware from July 31st to August 4th.
The American Beekeeping Federation's website with beekeeping research, news, legislative activities and info about their upcoming conference in Galveston Texas from January 10th to 14th, 2017.
Visit Randy Oliver's Website. He was a speaker at our joint meeting this year in Geneva. He has wealth of useful information on his site about keeping your bees healthy and determining what may be wrong with them and how to control the pests and diseases that affect them.
Audobon- National Audobon Society
Find great information about your local song birds to help them with plantings, nest materials, shelters etc.
The Bee Informed Partnership has a wealth of information on what's going on nationally with our bee hives and has new programs and information regularly listed for beekeepers to help with best management practices.
Find local farmer's markets near you as well as organic foods. A great resource for buying local and supporting our farmers and small businesses.
This is a great resource for all new beekeepers. Go to Brushy Mountain's Resources page to their Video Library to view their Webinars regarding Beekeeping. They currently have many different Webinars that you can watch at your own pace regarding all topics of beekeeping.
Visit Sam Comfort's website and read about Top Bar Hives and his approach to less invasive beekeeping.
A great beekeeping magazine to help you keep updated with what's going on with your bees and beekeeping events.
The American Beekeeping Journal- A great resource for beekeepers with lots of helpful info, resources, and events.
The Pollinator Partnership- A great resource for planting guides in your area and information about native pollinators.
Track different species of animals and insects on their migration journeys like Monarch Butterflies and Hummingbirds.
The National Wildlife Federation's Garden for Wildlife. Learn about everything you can do to help your local wildlife live and thrive.
Our favorite Pizza & Sub shop in town. Check it out!
One of our favorite local coffee shops in town as they are all organic! Their Iced Coffees and Lattes are the best!