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Beekeeping Clubs in NYS

Beekeeping clubs are fantastic sources of information for new and experienced beekeepers. Each club in NYS is different, but most offer monthly meetings, mentorship for new beekeepers, and workshops. The official state-wide beekeeping club for New York is the Empire State Honey Producers Association, and all beekeepers are encouraged to join this club. Many counties also have clubs that provide regional information and allow beekeepers to network and learn from others in their neighborhoods.

Find a club in your county by exploring the table below. Clubs are listed in alphabetical order by county. If you would like to add a club to the list or update the website link, email Emma at ekm75@cornell.edu.

Bee Clubs of New York State

County

Association

Website or Facebook Page

Albany   Capital Area Beekeepers http://www.cab.wildapricot.org
Albany Southern Adirondack Beekeepers Association https://sababees.org/
Broome Southern Tier Beekeepers https://www.southerntierbeekeepers.org 
Cayuga Cayuga County Beekeepers Club https://www.facebook.com/john.simons2111 
Chautauqua Chautauqua Beekeepers Association https://www.facebook.com/groups/113163875394079/about/
Chemung Soaring Capital Beekeepers Association soaringcapitalbeekeepers.org
Clinton Champlain Valley Beekeepers Association https://www.facebook.com/ChamplainValleyBeeAssociation/
Columbia Columbia County Beekeepers Club http://www.ccnybees.org
Delaware Delaware County Beekeepers Association https://www.facebook.com/pg/Delaware-County-Beekeepers-Association-1402987823305670/community/?ref=page_internal
Delaware Western Catskill Mountain Beekeepers of New York catskillhoneybeegone@gmail.com
Dutchess Hudson Valley Swarm https://www.facebook.com/Hudson-Valley-Swarm-764197400381977/
Dutchess Northern Dutchess Beekeepers Club https://www.northerndutchessbees.org/
Dutchess Stony Kill Foundation Beekeepers Association https://stonykill.org/programs/beekeepers
Erie Western New York Honey Producers Association https://wnyhpa.org/wp/
Franklin Akwesasne Community Bee Group www.facebook.com/environmentbees
Fulton Southern Adirondack Beekeepers Association https://sababees.org/
Greene Catskill Mountain Beekeepers Club http://www.catskillbees.org
Greene The Catskill Mountain Beekeepers Club catskillbees.org
Jefferson The North Country Beekeeping Society Website not known
Monroe Rochester Beekeepers https://www.rochesterbeekeepers.com/
Montgomery Southern Adirondack Beekeepers Association https://sababees.org/
Nassau, Suffolk Long Island Beekeepers Association https://longislandbeekeepers.org/
NE Pennsylvania Susquehanna Beekeepers Association http://www.susquehannabeekeeping.com/
New York City New York City Beekeepers Association www.bees.nyc
New York City New York City Beekeeping www.meetup.com/nyc-beekeeping/
Niagara Niagara County Beekeepers Association www.niagarabeekeepersclub.com
Oneida Mid York Beekeepers Association https://midyorkbeekeepers.weebly.com/
Onondaga Syracuse Area Beekeepers Club https://www.facebook.com/groups/syracuseareabeekeepersclub
Ontario Ontario Finger Lakes Beekeeper's Association https://www.ontariocountybeekeepers.org/
Oswego Oswego Beekeepers Association https://www.facebook.com/events/mexico-public-library/oswego-county-beekeepers-monthly-meeting/129421990931272/
Otsego Leatherstocking Beekeepers Association https://leatherstockingbeekeepers.com/
Queens Queens Beekeepers Guild https://queensbeekeepers.org/
Rensselaer Southern Adirondack Beekeepers Association https://sababees.org/
Richmond Staten Island Beekeepers https://www.facebook.com/groups/statenislandbeekeepers
Saratoga Southern Adirondack Beekeepers Association https://sababees.org/
Schenectady Southern Adirondack Beekeepers Association https://sababees.org/
Schoharie Southern Adirondack Beekeepers Association https://sababees.org/
St. Lawrence Local Living Venture Bees and Beekeeping Group http://locallivingventure.org/
Stueben Steuben County Honey Bee Association http://www.theschba.com/
Tompkins Finger Lakes Beekeepers Club http://flbeeclub.com/
Ulster Beekeepers of Shawangunk Website not known
Ulster Ulster County Beekeepers Association ulsterbees.org
Warren Southern Adirondack Beekeepers Association https://sababees.org/
Washington Southern Adirondack Beekeepers Association https://sababees.org/
Westchester Hudson Valley Natural Beekeepers http://hudson-valley-natural-beekeepers.com/
Wyoming Wyoming County Beekeepers Discussion Group http://wyoming.cce.cornell.edu/agriculture/program-areas/honey-beekeeping
Yates Greater Penn Yan Beekeepers Association Website not known