Maple trees with taps and buckets for collecting sap, to be made into maple syrup, at Beaver Meadow Audubon Center, North Java, NY.
Image by Dave Pape

Old style maple buckets


Beginning Maple Production

There is no Beginning Maple Production Workshop in 2021 due to COVID-19.  New York State Extension Specialist in the Department of Natural Resources at Cornell University, will present this “Beginner Maple Producer” Workshop on at CCE-Ontario. Topics to be covered include many aspects of maple syrup production including: why make maple syrup, tree identification, tree health, tapping, sap collection and handling, boiling, energy efficiency, finishing and grading syrup, canning, marketing and regulations. This workshop is aimed at the beginning maple producer and would be useful to the homeowner looking to tap a few trees in the backyard.

The fee is $10.00 per family. To register or for additional information, contact Cornell Cooperative Extension at 585-394-3977 x 427 or 436 or email: Nancy with your name, address and phone number.




Nancy Anderson
Senior Administrative Assistant
(585) 394-3977 x 427


CCE-Ontario Offices
480 North Main Street
Canandaigua, New York 14424-4424

Last updated February 15, 2021