NEXT MEETING - Saturday, August 25

Time: 1 PM  -- OR WCBA-sponsored bus at 10 AM

Place: Home of Joe and Deborah Nunes, Royalston, MA 01368 (See directions below)

SPEAKER: Joe Nunes

TOPICS:     Preparing Your Hives for Winter - Part 1

                   Wax Rendering and Candles

Join us at Joe Nunes’ on the edge of Worcester County within a mile of the New Hampshire border to the wilds of Royalston, MA. You can opt to drive out to the meeting or you can join fellow members on a WCBA-sponsored bus leaving from the Auburn Mall at 10:00 AM. The bus will first take us to the beautiful Tully Dam area of Roylston for a picnic lunch (bring your own). At noon we will head out for a quick stop at the spectacular Doane’s Falls before arriving at Joe’s for 1:00.

Joe is one of the finest and most informed beekeepers that I know. He was once crowned Outstanding Beekeeper in Worcester County. Joe has an outstanding winter survival rate in one of the coldest areas of the County. He let us in on some of his secrets and will discuss his bee stock, requeening methods, varroa mite treatments, wrapping and other over wintering techniques.

Fill out the bus registration form on page 6 of the WCBA Spring Newsletter by Sat. July 21 or call Ken at 508-680-3440 to reserve your seat.

Directions: From the East. Take route 2 west to Athol and follow route 32 North through Athol to ‘West Royalston’.  From the south.  Take route 202 or 32 North to Athol and follow 32 north to West Royalston.  We are on the right about 5 miles past Tully Dam.  Signs will be on the road.  Do not park on road.  Plenty of parking in both driveways. 



Friday, August 24, 6:00 - 9:00 PM

Registration deadline is August 14th.


Join Peppers Artful Events and Tower Hill Botanic Garden for a special farm to table communal dinner. We will be featuring locally farm sourced produce that has been pollinated by bees, butterflies, moths and other pollinators who play an instrumental role in ensuring full harvests, a healthy ecosystem and help reproduce just about every fruit, nut, berry and vegetable that we eat. This event kicks of Pollinator Palooza weekend at Tower Hill.

Cocktail Hour - Winter Garden 6-7pm, Dinner with Guest Speaker - Orangerie 7-8pm, Dessert and Coffee - Fern Gallery 8-9pm

Special guest speaker:  Ken Warchol, Program Director, Worcester County Bee Association


We hope you will join us! Tickets $90.  Cash bar with complimentary signature cocktail upon arrival. Reservations required and tickets can be purchased directly through Tower Hill.

For dietary or menu questions, please call Farmer and the Fork at 508-869-6111 x147.  

Registration form and additional information are here.




September 15 -- Sutton

October 6 -- All Day Speaker meeting (first indoor meeting of the season)


Directions to the Leicester Knights of Columbus

Indoor monthly meetings and many of the Special Events of the WCBA are held at the Knights of Columbus Hall, Manville Street, in Leicester, Massachusetts.

From Webster Square in Worcester: Follow Route 9 West into Leicester. Two miles from the town line turn right onto Manville Street, just after Entwhistle’s Garage. Entrance to the Knights of Columbus is 1/2 mile up on your left.
From the Spencer or Leicester area: Follow Route 9 East. Turn left onto Manville Street, just before Entwhistle’s Garage. Entrance to the Knights of Columbus is 1/2 mile up on your left.