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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

North East PA Beekeepers

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

Lackawanna Backyard Beekeepers

Thursday, June 8, 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.

Susquehanna Beekeepers of NEPA

Friday, June 9, 7:00 p.m. at the Claverack Bldg., Rt. 706, Montrose. Topic: "All Things Harford Fair". Contact Jim Perkins at 570-967-2634 or check www.susquehannabeekeeping.com for updates.

Susquehanna Beekeepers of NEPA

Saturday, June 10, 1:00 p.m. at the James Wood Apiary, Lawton. Split Hive Check from May Field Day. Contact Jim Perkins at 570-967-2634 or check www.susquehannabeekeeping.com for updates.

Bucks County Beekeepers Association (BCBA)

Tuesday, June 13 at the Plumbsteadville Grange, Plumbsteadville. All are welcome. Visit www.bucksbeekeepers.com for details.

Monroe County Beekeepers

Wednesday, June 14, 7:00 p.m. at the Monroe County Conservation District, Stroudsburg. Visit their website: www.monroecountybeekeepers.org for more information.

Burgh Bees

Saturday, June 17, 11:00 a.m. at the Burgh Bees Community Apiary, 6933 Susquehanna St, Pittsburgh. Open Apiary Day: Non-beekeepers are provided a veil and shown the inner workings of a bee hive and given a tour of our Penn State Certified Pollinator Garden by a Master Gardener. Visit http://burghbees.com/ for additional information and sign up for our monthly email newsletter.

Northwestern PA Beekeepers

Saturday, June 24, 12:00 - 3:30 p.m. Bee Yard Field Day – Vorisek’s Bee Yard, Linesville. Further information at www.nwpabeekeepers.com/events-calendar.

Workshop for Keystone Queen Breeders Cooperative Field Day

Sunday, June 25, 10 a.m. to 12 noon on Creating Queenless Nucs to prepare for the field day. The field day will be held on Saturday, 8 July (see below). Visit http://burghbees.com/ for additional information.

Beekeepers of Armstrong, Butler, Clarion and Indiana

Tuesday, June 27, 7:00 p.m. at the Manor Twp. Vol. Fire Dept., 167 Byron Street, McGrann. For more information, visit www.pa-beekeepers-abci.com/events.

Burgh Bees

Tuesday, June 27, 6:30 p.m. Burgh Bees Meet Up at 1435 Bedford Ave, Pittsburgh. Beginner beekeeper session at 6:30, Potluck supper at 7, and educational presentation/discussion at 8. Visit http://burghbees.com/ for additional information and sign up for our monthly email newsletter.

North East PA Beekeepers

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

Keystone Queen Breeders Cooperative Field Day

Saturday, July 8, Event hosted by Burgh Bees making virgin daughter queens of instrumentally inseminated Purdue “leg chewers” available to participating beekeepers. The Nucs will remain at the workshop location for mating and be picked up at a later date. Visit http://burghbees.com/ for additional information.

North Central PA Beekeepers

Saturday, July 8, 10:00 a.m. Apiary visit to learn about what you need to look for in your hive - basic - near Coudersport. For more information email or call Joan Bradley at 814-697-7586 northcentralpabeekeepersassoc@gmail.com or visit http://ncpba.weebly.com/.

North Central PA Beekeepers

Saturday, July 8, 11:00 a.m. Apiary visit to a Mating Yard near Emporium. For more information email or call Joan Bradley at 814-697-7586 northcentralpabeekeepersassoc@gmail.com or visit http://ncpba.weebly.com/.

Burgh Bees - BK301W Pest & Disease Management Workshop:

Sunday, July 9, 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. at the Burgh Bees Community Apiary, 6933 Susquehanna St. Visit http://burghbees.com/ for additional information.

2 Cs and a Bee Beekeepers

Sunday, July 9, 2:00 p.m. at Mountz Memorial Park, Smithmill. More information at www.ccbee.org.

Bucks County Beekeepers Association (BCBA)

Tuesday, July 11 at the Plumbsteadville Grange, Plumbsteadville. All are welcome. Visit www.bucksbeekeepers.com for details.

Lackawanna Backyard Beekeepers

Thursday, July 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.

Burgh Bees

Sunday, July 16, 10:30 - 4:00 p.m. at Settlers Cabin Park Gilbert Love Shelter. Annual Picnic - Educational presentations and a catered lunch. You don’t need to bring anything. Cost $5. Visit http://burghbees.com/ for additional information.

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. They have requested those who plan on attending to register, so they have an estimate of how many to expect.   Details

Beekeepers of Armstrong, Butler, Clarion and Indiana

Tuesday, July 25, 7:00 p.m. at the Manor Twp. Vol. Fire Dept., 167 Byron Street, McGrann. For more information, visit www.pa-beekeepers-abci.com/events.

North Central PA Beekeepers

Saturday, July 29, noon. Club summer picnic, chicken barbeque, small fee, RSVP by July 15th. For more information email or call Joan Bradley at 814-697-7586 northcentralpabeekeepersassoc@gmail.com or visit http://ncpba.weebly.com/.

North East PA Beekeepers

Wednesday, August 2, 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, August 3, 6:00 p.m. at the Cooper-Siegel Community Library, 403 Fox Chapel Rd., Pittsburgh. For futher information contact joe@countrybarnfarm.com.

Kids and Bees "Beekeeping Academy"

Thursday, August 3, 9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.at the University of Delaware. The Beekeeping Academy is a one day camp for up to twelve kids going into grades four through six. Students will spend their day in a fun and educational immersion into the world of the bee. The 2017 Bee Academy is a collaboration between the Eastern Apicultural Society, the American Beekeeping Federation, University of Delaware, and the Bee Girl organization. Tuition for the academy is $60 per student. Details

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.

Wayne County Beekeepers

Monday, August 7, 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.

Bucks County Beekeepers Association (BCBA)

Tuesday, August 8 at the Plumbsteadville Grange, Plumbsteadville. All are welcome. Visit www.bucksbeekeepers.com for details.

Monroe County Beekeepers

Wednesday, August 9, 7:00 p.m. at the Monroe County Conservation District, Stroudsburg. Visit their website: www.monroecountybeekeepers.org for more information.

Lackawanna Backyard Beekeepers

Thursday, August 10, 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.

2 Cs and a Bee Beekeepers

Saturday, August 19, Picnic & Auction. Duman Lake, Ebensburg. More information at www.ccbee.org.

Beekeepers of Armstrong, Butler, Clarion and Indiana

Tuesday, August 22, 7:00 p.m. at the Manor Twp. Vol. Fire Dept., 167 Byron Street, McGrann. For more information, visit www.pa-beekeepers-abci.com/events.

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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