We are an educational not-for-profit 501c3, non-membership organization whose mission is to educate new, beginning, and small scale beekeepers, and others interested in honeybees and beekeeping, in honey bee disease recognition, and to provide services and information for beekeepers and the general public on maintaining healthy honey bee colonies in New York and the surrounding region.
We conduct intensive, skills oriented workshops, including train the trainer programs, provide educational printed material, survey beekeepers for disease incidence and bee survival, maintain an educational website, write a quarterly newsletter, and provide information to the general public at fairs and conferences.
NY Bee Wellness originated from a USDA NIFA Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Development grant for the Empire State Honey Producers Association. The author of the grant proposal and Project Director, Pat Bono, initiated the program in response to the large number of new beekeepers entering the challenging vocation of beekeeping.
We are a primarily volunteer run organization and donations are gratefully accepted.
NY Bee Wellness is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Donations are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.