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

Put NY Bee Wellness in the NYS Budget!

As you know, NY Bee Wellness as a 501c3 provides educational opportunities for the beginning and small scale beekeeper in NYS. The 2018 NYS Budget is currently under consideration. Now is the time to let Governor Cuomo, Agriculture Commissioner Ball, your Assembly person and State Senator know to allocate funds for NY Bee Wellness, Inc. We are asking for a modest amount ($27,000).
Please contact them either this week or next at the latest. Call or write, or do all
(calling and/or writing is best), to tell them to Put NY Bee Wellness in the NYS Budget! 
Thank you
Pat Bono, 585-820-6619

Contact info:

  1. Governor Cuomo:

 (518) 474-8390;  http://www.governor.ny.gov/contact/GovernorContactForm.php
The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo Governor of New York State, NYS State Capitol Building, Albany, NY 12224

2) Commissioner Richard Ball:
518-457-8876; richard.ball@agriculture.ny.gov
10 B Airline Drive
Albany, New York 12235

3) Our state legislature is divided into two separate bodies: the New York State Senate and the New York State Assembly. We are each represented by one State Senator and one State Assembly member, each determined by your address.

These elected officials like to be contacted by email or telephone. Or, you can contact their local office and ask for a meeting with the elected official or relevant staff member.

When you call or write, do the following:

  • Introduce yourself and tell them that you are a constituent and benefit from NY Bee Wellness.
  • Briefly mention your relationship to NY Bee Wellness (i.e.: If you have attended a workshop or training session connected with NY Bee Wellness, take the surveys etc.)