This page hosts information and presentations that guest speakers at CMBA meetings have allowed to be published, and links to other sites that may be informative for our members. Please report broken links here.

At the November 2020 members’ meeting, we had a presentation and discussion about swarm catching.  You can download the Zoom recording of the meeting here.

At the January 2020 members’ meeting, our new Vice President Luke Goembel presented his YouTube video What’s with Our Bees? on the effect of money and politics on bees. In the same vein The Intercept recently (January 18th, 2020) published The Pesticide Industry’s Playbook for Poisoning the Earth, which includes data that supports the contention that industry influence is adversely affecting the survival of our hives.

In September 2016 we were fortunate to have one of our own members, Luke Goembel, talk to us about several valuable and creative aspects of his beekeeping methods.  You can view the same videos Luke shared with the membership by clicking the links below. Enjoy!
Honey Extraction
Installing Packages 2009
Oxalic Acid Drip
Wax Dipping

In May 2016, Joe Lewis of the Susquehanna Beekeepers Association spoke to us about sustainable beekeeping through splitting colonies and making nucs.  His presentation was filmed and is available for viewing on YouTube by clicking this link.

March 2015: Many thanks to Chloe Kinney for her suggested link on A Guide to Bees.

November 2014: With thanks for a lead from Julia Davis, a site that speaks of beekeeping with Adults & Kids.

Here’s an hour-long video by Joe Lewis of the Susquehanna Beekeepers on Splits and Nucleus Colonies.

October 2014: A reference document listing studies linking bees and neonicotinoid pesticides.

November 2014: With thanks for a lead from Julia Davis, a site that speaks of beekeeping with Adults & Kids.

Here’s an hour video by Joe Lewis of the Susquehanna Beekeepers on Splits and Nucleus Colonies.

Chef Levi’s Aug 2013 recipes: Country Ribs w/honey; Salad & Honey Vinaigrette; Honey Flat Bread; Salty Honey Ice Cream.

In May 2013 Jim & Pat Haskell spoke on making splits. The presentation can be downloaded here.

With thanks to the Prince Williams County (VA) Beekeepers,  in April 2011, Mike Palmer of French Hill Apiaries, St. Albans, VT talked about The Sustainable Apiary, which included a management plan for a sustainable apiary and an extensive discussion of overwintering nucs.

Mike Palmer, The Sustainable Apiary, Part 1 (1 hour 16 minutes)
Mike Palmer, The Sustainable Apiary, Part 2 (48 minutes)
Other informative PWRBeekepers videos can be seen here.