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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.


  • 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.

"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


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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