addressalign-toparrow-leftarrow-rightbackbellblockcalendarcameraccwchatcheckchevron-downchevron-leftchevron-rightchevron-small-downchevron-small-leftchevron-small-rightchevron-small-upchevron-upcircle-with-checkcircle-with-crosscircle-with-pluscrossdots-three-verticaleditemptyheartexporteye-with-lineeyefacebookfolderfullheartglobegmailgoogleimageimagesinstagramlinklocation-pinmagnifying-glassmailminusmoremuplabelShape 3 + Rectangle 1outlookpersonplusprice-ribbonImported LayersImported LayersImported Layersshieldstartickettrashtriangle-downtriangle-uptwitteruseryahoo

Sadie

Organizer

President, Boston Area Beekeepers Association

Location:

Melrose, MA
Hometown: Vermont

Organizer since:

December 2, 2013

Why are you joining the Boston Area Beekeepers Association?

I originally joined this Meetup group when my husband and I were new beekeepers looking to connect with others with more experience. With 3 years of beekeeping under my belt I am still eager to connect with other bee enthusiasts, and am particularly interested in leading hands-on educational visits to my hives with youth and other curious members of the public.

Do you know anything about Beekeeping? If so, please describe experience:

My parents kept bees when I was growing up in rural VT but I was too young to gain anything more than a respect for the insect & love of their honey. I've learned a lot during the past 3 years of tending several hives, and love to share my passion with others - in the apiary, on a blog I co-manage (www.herbanhoney.com) and in classrooms throughout the Boston area.

Do you have a place where you can keep bees?

I tend two Langstroth hives in a community garden near my apartment and with luck the roof of our triple-decker may soon be home to a swarm in a homemade Top Bar Hive.

Are you interested in helping to create an active bee community in Boston?

Yes! I helped coordinate Boston's 1st-3rd annual Tour de Hives and am very interested in community outreach and youth engagement in beekeeping and ecological education. I co-manage the Boston Beekeepers' facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/BostonBeekeepers) and enjoy connecting with other bee enthusiasts whenever I can. I am also coordinating the re-creation of a community teaching apiary at Boston Nature Center in Mattapan. Please contact me if you are interested in hosting a hive there.

Do you have any good honey recipes to share?

Simply delicious salad dressing - 2 parts oil to 1 part cider vinegar, w/ a generous helping of honey + salt, pepper & garlic to taste (blend & refrigerate). It's great on green leafy salads, grapefruit, avocados, or secretly sipped straight from the jar ;)

Introduction

I strive to leverage my beekeeping knowledge to engage, educate and enchant others, especially youth, with the fascinating world of honeybees.


Member of

  • This member chose not to make their Meetup membership information public.

Interests

  • This member chose not to make their interests public.

Sign up

Meetup members, Log in

By clicking "Sign up" or "Sign up using Facebook", you confirm that you accept our Terms of Service & Privacy Policy