Welcome to NY Bee Wellness, your source for maintaining healthy honey bee colonies

an educational nonprofit program to teach beekeepers honey bee disease recognition & to promote honey bee health

NY Bee Wellness Workshop Long Island July 27-29 2018

NY Bee Wellness Workshop LI 2018- Honeybee Disease & Management


Event to be held at the following time, date, and location:

Friday, July 27, 2018 at 7:00 PM
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Sunday, July 29, 2018 at 5:00 PM (EDT)

Bayard Cutting Arboretum
440 Montauk Hwy
Carriage House
Great River, NY 11739

Topic: Honey bee disease is a concern for many in maintaining the health of bee colonies. These sessions cover the various types of diseases and pests that afflict honeybees, along with the latest developments in technology and practice.

AGENDA- Different options to attend

Dates: Friday, July 27, 7-9pm session, Topic: Changes in Beekeeping- technologies we use, IR, Scale Hives, Satellite Monitoring, Sensors, Jerry Bromenshenk, PhD; open to all levels, beginner to advanced, General Admission, 25.00

Saturday, July 28, 9-5pm, Lectures and Demo, open to all levels, beginner to advanced, General Admission, 75.00, Boxed Lunches available for 9.00

Sunday & Saturday combined, July 28 & 29, 9-5pm Workshop, 225.00, limited to 24 students ( 2 years experience with beekeeping required); Field work with hive inspections, and lab work with microscopes. Lunch included.

email Pat Bono for additional info: workshop@nybeewellness.org

Location: Bayard Cutting Arboretum, Great River, Long Island, NY


Jerry Bromenshenk received his Ph.D. in insect ethology (behavior) from Montana State University. He co-founded Bee Alert Technology in 2003 and is the statewide director of Montana’s EPSCoR program (Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research). His research focuses on insect behavior, ecotoxicology, population dynamics, and environmental chemistry. He recently served as president of WAS – Western Apiculture Society. Dr. Bromenshenk has 40 years experience working with honeybees. Founder of the University of Montana online Master Beekeeping program.

Melanie Kempers has been with the renowned Ontario Canada Tech Transfer Program for 12 years, teaching beekeepers at all levels and conducting a broad range of practical research on apiculture; recently cited for “Ask an Expert” in Bee Culture magazine; grew up on a dairy farm in Prince Edward County and it was her love of animals and the outdoors that led her to the University of Guelph in 2002 to obtain a Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Science. Member of the Canadian Association of Professional Apiculturists.

Cost: varies Penn State Field Guides available for an additional 20.00

Friday and Saturday sessions are open to all beekeepers and can be attended separately. Registration: Register online, or call Pat at 585-820-6619


The Long Island seashore during the summer is lovely; please reserve your rooms asap!


Questions?: workshop@nybeewellness.org NYBeeWellness.org