Did you know…?
Honeybees will visit two million flowers to collect the nectar for one pound of honey.
Bees only sting to protect the colony, queen or themselves. After a bee stings, she dies!
Bees pollinate 70% of all fruit, vegetable and seed crops used for food and grown here.
To make a ½ teaspoon of honey, a bee will spend an entire lifetime collecting nectar.
It is not unusual for a beekeeper to harvest 50-100lbs of honey from one strong colony.
A strong queen is able to lay more that 1500 eggs a day.
In addition honey, bees also produce: propolis, royal jelly, beeswax and pollen.
Bees can’t see the color red.
Want to know more? Check our BeeSchool.
The Pawtuckaway Beekeepers' Association is a diverse group of people who meet to learn about, discuss and promote all aspects of beekeeping and honey production. We include hobbyist and commercial beekeepers and those who are interested in becoming beekeepers.
Our meetings are held on the third Monday of the month from 7:00 to 9:00 PM at the Masonic Lodge, 12 South Road, Candia, NH. During the summer months we host meetings at various locations in New Hampshire. These special meetings give our members an opportunity to visit apiaries and other locations where beekeeping is an important part of day-to-day operations.
Check the current Newsletter for the latest minutes of last meeting and the treasurer's report, as well as notices of upcoming meetings and events.