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Bucks County Beekeepers Association (BCBA)

Tuesday, March 13, at the Plumbsteadville Grange, Plumbsteadville. Contact Gary Schongalla-Bowman at gschongalla@verizon.net for more information, ** (previous email) email ** or visit their website

Heartland Apicultural Society Annual Conference

Thursday-Saturday, July 11-13, at Tennessee Tech University, Cookeville, TN. Details at the HAS website

Central Western Beekeepers

Saturday, October 5, 6:00 p.m.at St. Johns Reformed Church. Pot Luck Dinner. For more information, contact Robert McMillin, email rmcmill@zoominternet.net.

Jefferson County Beekeepers

Sunday, November 24, 2:00 p.m. at Hartzell's Honeys and Bee Supplies, Brookfield, Pa. For more information call 814-653-2054.

Fifth Annual Philadelphia Honey Festival

Friday-Sunday, September 5,6,7, at Bartram’s Gardens, Wyck Historic House, and Wagner Free Institute of Science. The 3-day festival is free, educational, and open to the public!   Flyer  Visit Website

Berks-Schuylkill Beekeepers - Introductory Beekeeping Seminar

Saturday, February 21, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.at Berks Ag. Center. $45 fee includes books, 1yr. association membership and more. For more information contact Bill at 610-678-7630.

Ag Progress Days

Tuesday thru Thursday, August 18-20, at the Russell E. Larson Agricultural Research Center at Rock Springs, 9 miles southwest of State College on Rt. 45. Admission and parking are free. More information at http://agsci.psu.edu/apd.

Hours
Tuesday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Thursday: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

If you are willing to volunteer at this event, please contact Aaron Fisher at aaron@fisherbeefarm.com

National Honey Bee Awareness Day

Saturday, August 22, Check with your local association.

Lancaster County Beekeepers

Wednesday, October 21, 6:00 p.m. at Dutch Gold Honey, Lancaster. Honey Round Up and Election of officers For additional information, contact Jim Pinkerton at 717-653-5911 or email or visit the website www.lancasterbeekeepers.org.

Beekeepers of Susquehanna Valley

Tuesday, November 17, 7:00 p.m. at Union County Government Center, Lewisburg. Contact Jim Aucker at 570-458-6027, email info@thebeeyard.org or visit www.thebeeyard.org for more information.

Central Counties Beekeepers

Thursday, December 10, 6:00 p.m. at the Penn State Extension Office, Huntingdon. Annual Banquet. For additional information visit www.centralcountiesbeekeepers.org.

15th Annual Honey Bee Expo

Saturday, January 30, on the WVUcampus in Parkersburg, WV. Held by the Mid Ohio Valley Beekeepers’Association along with the WV Extension Services. This year’s keynote speaker will be EAS master beekeeper and author, Stephen J. Repasky. Also scheduled to attend will be Dr. Greg Hunt and Christian Givens of Purdue University. Cost will be $20.00 if pre-registered by January 13th or $25.00 at the door. Contact (304) 437-1221 or visit movba.org/2016_honeybee_expo.htm. Many vendors will also be present.

PennApic Beekeeping Workshop

Saturday, March 5, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the Blue Ridge Country Club, 3940 Linglestown Rd, Harrisburg. PennApic is offering a FREE workshop for beginning beekeepers and for people interested in getting into beekeeping, beehive products, and all things bee-related. Karen Roccasecca, State Apiarist, will talk about the status of bees in PA, Nate Weber will review the role of a Bee Inspector, Scott Stanley will talk about establishing beekeepers around the world. There will be other talks, demonstrations, candle dipping, honey tastings and sales,and books for sale. Master Gardeners, the Blue Bird Society, Brushy Mountain Bee Farm, Irvin Martin's Bee Supplies, and others will be available to answer questions. For additional information, visit pennapic.org.

Monroe County Beekeepers

Wednesday, April 13, 7:00 p.m. at the Monroe County Conservation District, Stroudsburg. Visit their website: www.monroecountybeekeepers.org for more information.

Beaver Valley Area Beekeepers

Monday, September 26, at BC Conservation District Wetlands, Aliquippa. Speaker: Perry Arlia (President Washington County Beekeepers Assn) "Feeding and Nutrition through the Seasons". Contact Pattie Zyroll at 412-848-3506; email pattie.zyroll@elkem.com for more information.

Burgh Bees

Tuesday, September 27, 7:00 p.m. at Dundee Farm, Sewickley. Pot luck supper and educational discussion. Email Bob@burghbees.com for additional information.

Franklin County Beekeepers

Thursday, September 29, 7:00 p.m. at the Ag building. Do you want to be a beekeeper? See if you and your family would like to take up beekeeping, discusses, prices, equipment, tools and bees. Visit the FCBA website for more information.

Franklin County Beekeepers

Thursday, October 6, 6:30 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church, Chambersburg. Graduation, Banquet and Silent Auction with special guest speakers and authors of “Smart and Simple Beekeeping”, Kirsten & Michael Traynor of Flickerwood Apiary. Visit the FCBA website for more information.

Lycoming County Beekeepers

Tuesday, October 11, 7:00 p.m. at the Montoursville Borough Hall. Contact Aaron Kolb at 570-323-8670 for more information.

Beaver Valley Area Beekeepers

Monday, November 7, 6:00 p.m. at Sisters of St. Joseph, Baden. Fall Banquet with speaker, Dwight Wells, V.P. at Buckeye Queen Producers. RSVP due by November 1st to Sr. Lyn Szymkiewicz at lynszym@comcast.net or 412-855-0710.

2 Cs and a Bee Beekeepers

Sunday, December 4, 2:00 p.m. at the Old Cambria County Extension Office, Ebensburg. Christmas Social. More information at www.ccbee.org or by email.

Pennsylvania Farm Show

January 7 - 14, 2017 at the Farm Show Complex, Harrisburg. Please consider volunteering your time to help the PSBA in the Food Court booth, Marketplace or the Learning Center. Contact Aaron Fisher at aaron@fisherbeefarm.com or phone 717-242-4373 for additional information.

North American Beekeeping Conference

January 10 - 14 at the San Luis Resort & Galveston Island Convention Center, Galveston, TX. This is a joint conference of the American Beekeeping Federation, the American Honey Producers Association and the Canadian Honey Council. Visit the ABF website: abfnet.org for registration and additional information.

Montgomery Co. Beekeepers

Thursday, January 26, 7:00 p.m. at the Montgomery County 4-H Center, Skippack. Contact Dan Boylan at 610-906-6182 or dpboylan@comcast.net or visit their website: for more information

York County Beekeepers

Thursday, January 26, 7:00 p.m. at the Student Center, Penn State, York. David Papke will describe what you can expect to see when you first look into your hives late winter, and possible management options. Visit the website www.ycbk.org for more details or contact Jeremy Barnes at honeybeewhisperer@gmail.com.

Westmoreland Beekeepers - Beginner Beekeeping Course

Saturday, January 28, at the Greensburg Masonic Lodge. For further information, contact Diane Resnick at 412-817-5615 or Jerry Dorsey at 724-925-7765.

5th Annual Natural Beekeeping Symposium

Saturday, February 4, 2014, 8:30 a.m. - 4:15 p.m. at Temple University Gittis Student Center, 1755 North 13th Street, Room #217, Philadelphia, PA 19122. Sponsored by the Philadelphia Beekeepers Guild.   View the flyer and visit the event's website for details.

Lehigh Valley Beekeepers - Introduction to Beekeeping

February 8 & 22, March 8 & 22, 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. at the Rothrock Library on the campus of Lehigh Carbon Community College in Schnecksville. Also includes a trip to the club apiary on the LCCC campus to work with some live colonies in late March.  Registration Form   Visit the LVBA website for more information.

North Central PA Beekeepers

Wednesday, February 15, 6:00 p.m. at Penn State Extension, Coudersport. For more information contact Joan Bradley at 814-697-7586.

Western Pennsylvania Beekeeping Seminar

Friday and Saturday, February 17 & 18, 2017, at Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh-Monroeville, 101 Mall Boulevard, Monroeville, Pa.

Speakers include: Dr. Roger Hoopingarner, Elizabeth (Izzy) Hill and Doug Oster. Break-out sessions and a special Beginning Beekeeping workshop will be offered on Saturday 8-4 p.m.

Seminar registration is $55; Beginner Beekeeping cost is $75.   Register online or call 724-774-3003.

Montgomery Co. Beekeepers

Thursday, February 23, 7:00 p.m. at the Montgomery County 4-H Center, Skippack. Contact Dan Boylan at 610-906-6182 or dpboylan@comcast.net or visit their website: for more information

Capital Area Beekeepers "Beekeeping 101"

Friday, February 24, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. at the PA State Farm Show Building, Maclay Street Entrance, second floor. "Is Beekeepig for Me? Where do I get started and where do I get the stuff?" To register visit cabapa.org or contact Linda Klutas at 717-921-8660 or lklutas@gmail.com.

Chester County Beekeepers' Annual Conference

Saturday, March 11, at the West Chester University, West Chester. Speakers include Dr. Dewey Caron, author of Honey Bee Biology and Beekeeping; Phil Craft, columnist for Bee Culture Magazine; Dr. Meghan Milbrath, Michigan State University Dept. of Entomology; and Master Beekeeper Landi Simone, owner and operator of Gooserock Farm. Lunch will be provided. For registration and details, visit www.ChescoBees.org.

North Central PA Beekeepers

Saturday, March 11, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at Gunzburger Building, Coudersport. Frank Licata, Mann Lake. Club Members $10, non-members $15. Registration by March 3rd, lunch included. For more info visit the website or contact Joan Bradley at 814-697-7586.

Annual Spring Hive Irradiation Event

Monday, March 13, 11:00 a.m. at Sterigenics, 75 Tilbury Road, Salem, NJ 08079. Allows beekeepers to sterilize their hive wooden ware and other contaminated equipment using gamma irradiation. Details at www.montcopabees.org/services-resources/irradiation/. Note the new instructions for wrapping boxes with honey.

North Central PA Beekeepers

Wednesday, March 15, 6:00 p.m. at Penn State Extension, Coudersport. Speaker: Mark Antunes. "What you don't know about your bee package mite kill them" For more information contact Joan Bradley at 814-697-7586.

Northwestern PA Beekeepers

Saturday, March 25, 10:00 a.m. Our Lady of the Lakes social hall at 128 Sunset Drive, Edinboro, PA, 16412. Further information at their website.

Basic Beekeeping Class

Saturday, April 1, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at the Crooked Creek Environmental Learning Center. Sponsored by Beekeepers of Armstrong, Butler, Clarion and Indiana. For more information, visit the website.

Wayne County Beekeepers

Monday, April 3, 7:30 p.m. at Wayne County Park Street Complex, 648 Park Street, Honesdale. For more information, contact the Agricultural Extension Office at 570-253-5970 – EXT 4110.

North East PA Beekeepers

Wednesday, April 5, 7:30 p.m. at 32 Comm St., Honesdale. For more information, contact Charles Kinbar at purepahoney@gmail.com or call 570-497-6402.

Country Barn Farm Bee Club

Thursday, April 6, 6:00 p.m. at the Cooper-Siegel Community Library, 403 Fox Chapel Rd., Pittsburgh. For futher information contact joe@countrybarnfarm.com.

Susquehanna Beekeepers of NEPA

Friday, April 7, 7:00 p.m. at the Claverack Bldg., Rt. 706, Montrose. Topic: Apiary Photography with Lucinda VanVleck. Contact Jim Perkins at 570-967-2634 or check www.susquehannabeekeeping.com for updates.

Lackawanna Backyard Beekeepers

Thursday, April 13, 6:30 p.m. at the Abington Community Library, 1200 W Grove St, Clarks Summit. All are welcome. Date of meeting is occasionally changed due to Library activities--please use facebook or email (see info links below) to make sure of meeting dates. For additional information, contact Renee Czubowicz, 570-335-3091 or Dr. Maggie Miller, 570-877-3064 or visit the club’s Facebook page or email lackawannabackyardbeekeepers@gmail.com.

North Central PA Beekeepers

Wednesday, April 19, 6:00 p.m. at Penn State Extension, Coudersport. Master Gardeners, Kathy Mitchell and Sheila Gabreski will give a program on Pollinator gardens. For more information contact Joan Bradley at 814-697-7586.

West Virginia Beekeepers Spring Conference

April 21 & 22, Olglebay Resort, Wheeling, WV, sponsored by the Tri-State Beekeepers Association. Reduced rates for early registration. Visit the website for more information and to register.

Beekeepers of Armstrong, Butler, Clarion and Indiana

Tuesday, April 25, 7:00 p.m. at the Manor Twp. Municipal Building 306 Byron St. McGrann, Pa. For more information, visit the website.

Centre County Beekeepers

Thursday, April 27, 7:00 p.m. at the Central Pennsylvania Institute for Science and Technology, 540 North Harrison Rd, Pleasant Gap. speaker from PSU. The presentation will be about Feral Bee populations and interesting facts about the study they are conducting. For more information, visit www.centrecountybees.com, or contact centrecountybeekeepers@gmail.com.

Northwestern PA Beekeepers

Saturday, April 29, 10:00 a.m. Our Lady of the Lakes social hall at 128 Sunset Drive, Edinboro, PA, 16412. Further information at their website.

Wayne County Beekeepers

Monday, May 1, 7:30 p.m. at Wayne County Park Street Complex, 648 Park Street, Honesdale. For more information, contact the Agricultural Extension Office at 570-253-5970 – EXT 4110.

North East PA Beekeepers

Wednesday, May 3, 7:30 p.m. at 32 Comm St., Honesdale. For more information, contact Charles Kinbar at purepahoney@gmail.com or call 570-497-6402.

Country Barn Farm Bee Club

Thursday, May 4, 6:00 p.m. at the Cooper-Siegel Community Library, 403 Fox Chapel Rd., Pittsburgh. For futher information contact joe@countrybarnfarm.com.

Lackawanna Backyard Beekeepers

Thursday, May 11, 6:30 p.m. at the Abington Community Library, 1200 W Grove St, Clarks Summit. All are welcome. Date of meeting is occasionally changed due to Library activities--please use facebook or email (see info links below) to make sure of meeting dates. For additional information, contact Renee Czubowicz, 570-335-3091 or Dr. Maggie Miller, 570-877-3064 or visit the club’s Facebook page or email lackawannabackyardbeekeepers@gmail.com.

Capital Area Beekeepers 30th Annual Short Course

Saturdays, May 6 & 13, 8:00 a.m. (May 6 - Part 1) at Dauphin County Agriculture and Natural Resources Center, 1451 Peters Mountain Road, Dauphin. Part 2, (noon, May 13) at Strites Orchard, 1000 Strites Road, Harrisburg. The cost of the Short Course is $50 which includes a CABA membership and the Penn State Book, "Fundamentals of Beekeeping". Registration deadline is April 22. For additional information and registration, visit cabapa.org, or contact John Novinger at jdnovinger@epix.net or Linda Purcell at linda.sweetbee@gmail.com.

Beekeepers of Armstrong, Butler, Clarion and Indiana

Tuesday, May 23, 7:00 p.m. at the Manor Twp. Municipal Building 306 Byron St. McGrann, Pa. For more information, visit the website.

Country Barn Farm Bee Club

Thursday, June 1, 6:00 p.m. at the Cooper-Siegel Community Library, 403 Fox Chapel Rd., Pittsburgh. For futher information contact joe@countrybarnfarm.com.

Wayne County Beekeepers

Monday, June 5, 7:30 p.m. at Wayne County Park Street Complex, 648 Park Street, Honesdale. For more information, contact the Agricultural Extension Office at 570-253-5970 – EXT 4110.

PSBA Summer Picnic

Saturday, July 22, at Fisher Bee Farm, located at 1 Queen Bee Lane, McVeytown. This year's event is sponsored by the Philadelphia Beekeepers Guild. Further details will be posted as the event approaches.

Eastern Apicultural Society (EAS) Conference and Short Course

July 31 - August 4, at the University of Delaware, Clayton Hall Conference Center, Newark, DE.   For additional information, visit the EAS website: easternapiculture.org.

2017 PSBA Annual Conference

Friday and Saturday, November 3 & 4, at the at the Ramada, State College. Plenty of parking for everyone, this time!

If you are a representative of a local PA bee association and would like your event listed here, please contact webmaster@pastatebeekeepers.org with the date, time, and location of the event. Preferably include website link or contact information for further details.

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