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The mission of the Center for the Advancement of Apiculture ("CAA") is to create better beekeepers through education, create healthier bees through breeding and research, and advocate for pollinator rights and needs.


Natura in minimis maxima. Nature is greatest in the smallest of things.

We would like to usher in a new generation of sustainable bee-meisters that can take the knowledge we've developed into the future.

We can make a difference by advocating for the bees and influencing local and state conservation policies for pollinators through conversation, solutions, and education.

Our research and development of organic solutions for the common bee diseases is ongoing and will continue.


  • Promoting the understanding, appreciation of and interest in bees, their impact on our daily lives and their significance to our and nature's survival.

  • Advocating ethical and viable conservation and better beekeeping practices that promote the health of pollinators and environmental stewardship.

  • Providing and moderating an objective forum that promotes useful communication and dialogue between the public, beekeeping and research communities.

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."
—Margaret Mead



Public Outreach and education of the many ways individuals, organizations, and local agencies can positively impact the future of all pollination species. Most of our plan does not require significant funding but rather an awareness and insight. We need to show what is needed and the people can create their own local plan.

Field research is a very important aspect of what we do. It allows us to evaluate and make changes in our management strategy based on our testing and monitoring. Developing and Beta testing our products as well as others in our industry gives us cutting-edge access and insight into new developments.


The Center for the Advancement of Apiculture, Inc. was officially incorporated on January 7, 2009. On January 20, 2010, 501(c)(3) status became effective. The CAA is in a state of developmental momentum. A small group of dedicated individuals are currently planning the CAA's facility, many programs and education outreach plans to change the dynamics of the beekeeping world.

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Rodney W Dow


(914) 672-4659

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