Western Pennsylvania Beekeeping Seminar
The 2015 Western Pennsylvania Beekeeping Seminar will be held February 13 & 14, at Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh-Cranberry, Mars, Pa. Main speakers include Jerry Hayes, former Chief of Apiary Inspection for Florida Department of Agriculture and author of, “Classroom” Q & A column for the American Bee Journal and Dr. Diana Sammataro, researcher and one of the authors of The Beekeeper’s Handbook. More information on our Upcoming Events page.
PSBA 'Waggle' made available online
PSBA Waggle is an emailed posting that expedites information that needs to be more timely or specific than the newsletter. Everyone that receives the state newsletter by email, will also receive these posts. They are now also available here on the website: Waggle from 1-5-15. Old Wagges are archived along with regular published newsletters.
2014 Fall Conference News
This year's "Paul Ziegler Award" winner is Bill Mondjack, Whitehall, Pa. Congratulations, Bill!
Bill Mondjack receives the "Paul Ziegler Award" at the 2014 PSBA Fall Conference
The 2015 Honey Queen and Princess were selected at the Conference. Jessica Onstead was crowned as the new Honey Queen. Blair Hetherington was announced as Honey Princess. See our Honey Queen Program page and the Honey Queen Program's Facebook page for details.
PSBA T-shirts Available
There are still some PSBA T-Shirts available for sale. Details and photos
"Creating a Federal Strategy to Promote the Health of Honey Bees and Other Pollinators"
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BeeInformed Winter Loss Survey Results
Thanks to all those who participated in the BeeInformed Winter Loss Survey. PA was the state with the highest number of responses! View Results
1962 Honey Queen Photos added to Archive
To commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Honey Queen program, we've added some old pictures of the 1962 Honey Queen to our photo archive.
2014 PA State Apiary Inspection Season has Ended
Inspections for the year have ended and are expected to resume in Spring 2015.
Pennsylvania Honey Queen Program
The Pennsylvania Honey Queen Program may be able to provide a speaker for your event. See details and contact information on our Honey Queen page.
Honey Sale Legislation Documents
Bee Behavior Expert Studies Honeybee Swarms
Read the Smithsonian article about Thomas Seeley: "The Secret Life of Bees".
Previous editions of the PSBA Newsletter are now archived online for your convenience.
A list of Pesticide descriptions and information is available on our Current Research page.
Documents and Brochures Available in PDF Format
Best Management Practices (updated 6/25/13)
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