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May 2021

Opening Day

May 1
Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village, 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road
Amherst, NY 14228 United States
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Opening Day May 1, 2021             Celebrate the season open with us May 1st! Visitors can walk the Historic Village, explore rural heritage craft and living, and enjoy a variety of historic demonstrations along the way, such as blacksmithing, fiber arts, historic foodways, and more. Learn from our interpreters how spring was welcomed in the 19th century. Four new exhibits will also be unveiled in our Exhibit Building.   General Admission rates apply.

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An Introduction to Raising Backyard Chickens

May 8 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village, 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road
Amherst, NY 14228 United States
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Introduction to Raising Backyard Chickens May 8th 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm           Learn How to Raise Chickens Chickens have a lot of personality and are extremely fun to raise. So whether you love the idea of a self-sufficient pet, want to opt-out of the factory-farming system, or just can't resist those adorable, fluffy chicks, there are a lot of great reasons to raise chickens.   Workshop Details Join us as we give you an introduction…

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Introduction to Beekeeping

May 13 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village, 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road
Amherst, NY 14228 United States
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Introduction to Beekeeping May 13th 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm           Learn About Beekeeping Bees are essential for pollinating plants and crops which in turn provides us with food. Around the world honeybees are on the decline, so keeping bees is crucial to help increase the bee population.   Workshop Details Discussion topics include: honeybee caste system, beekeeping equipment, setting up an apiary, and purchasing/installing your bees.   Experience Level  If you are interested in becoming…

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June 2021

Working With Your Bees & Growing Your Colony

June 10 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village, 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road
Amherst, NY 14228 United States
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Working With Your Bees & Growing Your Colony June 10th 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm           Beekeeping Basics  Learn how to properly handle and care for your bees to expand your hive.   Workshop Details This class will discuss hive maintenance, feeding your bees, swarms and swarm control, re-queening, and splitting hives. Everything you will need to know to get you through the season.   Cost Registration fee is $20.00. Please click here to register.

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July 2021

Pests of the Honeybee

July 8 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village, 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road
Amherst, NY 14228 United States
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Pests of the Honeybee July 8th 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm           Protect Your Honeybees For decades honeybee colonies have been suffering and their numbers decreasing, with commercial honeybee colonies dying at an alarming rate. The reasons for this decline are complex.   Workshop Details In this class, we will be looking at some of the factors thought responsible for the weakening of honeybees, with a focus on the Varroa Mite.   Cost Registration fee is…

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Little Hands on the Farm Camp

July 12 - August 9
Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village, 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road
Amherst, NY 14228 United States
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Little Hands on the Farm Camp July 12th – 16th & August 9th – 13th           Little Hands on the Farm Camp This camp was created for ages 3 to 5 years old (pre-kindergarten). Little Hands on the Farm Camp will run from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm throughout the week of your chosen session. Two sessions of Little Hands on the Farm Camp will be offered in 2021 July’s Little Hands on the Farm Camp will run…

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Pioneer Day Camp

July 12 - August 9
Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village, 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road
Amherst, NY 14228 United States
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Pioneer Day Camp July 12th - 16th & August 9th - 13th           Pioneer Day Camp This camp was created for ages 5 (kindergarten) to 10 years old. Pioneer Day Camp will run from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm throughout the week of your chosen session. Two sessions of Pioneer Day Camp will be offered in 2021 July's Pioneer Day Camp will run from July 12th through July 16th July's registration cut off date is July 1st. …

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Historic Skills, Crafts & Trades Camp

July 19 - August 16
Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village, 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road
Amherst, NY 14228 United States
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Historic Skills, Crafts and Trades Camp July 19th – 23rd & August 16th – 20th           Historic Skills, Crafts and Trades Camp This camp was created for ages 11 to 14 years old. Historic Skills, Crafts and Trades Camp will run from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm throughout the week of your chosen session. Two sessions of Historic Skills, Crafts and Trades Camp will be offered in 2021 July’s Historic Skills, Crafts and Trades Camp will run from July…

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September 2021

Harvesting the Products of the Hive and Winterization

September 9 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village, 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road
Amherst, NY 14228 United States
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Harvesting the Products of the Hive and Winterization September 9th 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm           Prepare Your Honeybees for Winter Learn how to collect your harvest from the hive and winterize it for the next year.   Workshop Details This class will discuss hive maintenance, feeding your bees, swarms and swarm control, re-queening, and splitting hives. Everything you will need to know to get you through the season.   Cost Registration fee is $20.00. Please…

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