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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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Beekeepers of Armstrong, Butler, Clarion and Indiana

Tuesday, September 26, 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.

Wayne County Beekeepers

Monday, October 2, 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, October 4, 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, October 5, 6:00 p.m. at the Cooper-Siegel Community Library, 403 Fox Chapel Rd., Pittsburgh. For futher information contact joe@countrybarnfarm.com.

Bucks County Beekeepers Association (BCBA)

Tuesday, October 10 at the Plumbsteadville Grange, Plumbsteadville. All are welcome. Visit www.bucksbeekeepers.com for details.

Monroe County Beekeepers

Wednesday, October 11, 7:00 p.m. at the Monroe County Conservation District, Stroudsburg. Visit their website: www.monroecountybeekeepers.org for more information.

Lackawanna Backyard Beekeepers

Thursday, October 12, 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, October 18, 6:00 p.m. at the Penn State Extension, Coudersport. Final meeting of the year. 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 Beginner Beekeeping Class

Saturday, October 21, 6:00 p.m. at the Penn State Extension, 7 Water St., Coudersport. Fee is $35 for first person in one residence and $10 for additional family members. Fee includes, 2018 club membership, beekeeping book and handouts and a second class in April. Checks payable to North Central PA Beekeepers Assoc, mail to Joan Bradley, PO Box 635, Shinglehouse, PA 16748, Registration and fee due by Oct 13th. For more information email or call Joan Bradley at 814-697-7586 northcentralpabeekeepersassoc@gmail.com or visit http://ncpba.weebly.com/.

Burgh Bees

Monday, October 23, 6:30 p.m. at 1435 Bedford Ave, Pittsburgh. Monthly Meet Up: Beginner beekeeper session at 6:30, Potluck supper at 7, and educational presentation/discussion at 8. Visit www.BurghBees.com for additional information and sign up for the monthly email newsletter.

Beekeepers of Armstrong, Butler, Clarion and Indiana

Tuesday, October 24, 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.

Centre County Beekeepers

Wednesday, October 25, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. at The Barn in Lemont. Fun night of talking bees, honey tasting from our member apiaries, mead tasting sponsored by King Mead, with discussions about overwintering, treatment options, and more. Open to anyone interested in beekeeping or learning more about what's going on with bees in Centre County. Last meeting of 2017. For more information, visit www.centrecountybees.com, or contact centrecountybeekeepers@gmail.com.

Northwestern PA Beekeepers

Saturday, October 28, 10:00 a.m. Our Lady of the Lakes social hall at 128 Sunset Drive, Edinboro, PA, 16412. Further information at www.nwpabeekeepers.com/events-calendar.html.

Susquehanna Beekeepers of NEPA

Saturday, October 28, 6:00 p.m. at the Springville United Methodist Church just off SR 29 in Springville. Annual Banquet/Meeting. Speaker: Margarita M. López-Uribe, Assistant Professor, Department of Entomology, Pennsylvania State University. Topic: 'Lessons from Feral Honey Bee Biology'. Visit www.susquehannabeekeeping.com for details.

North East PA Beekeepers

Wednesday, November 1, 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, November 2, 6:00 p.m. at the Cooper-Siegel Community Library, 403 Fox Chapel Rd., Pittsburgh. For futher information contact joe@countrybarnfarm.com.

2017 PSBA Annual Conference

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

Monroe County Beekeepers

Wednesday, November 8, 7:00 p.m. at the Monroe County Conservation District, Stroudsburg. Visit their website: www.monroecountybeekeepers.org for more information.

Lackawanna Backyard Beekeepers

Thursday, November 9, 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, November 11, 6:00 p.m. at Keystone Restaurant, Munster. Annual Banquet & Election of Officers. More information at www.ccbee.org.

Wayne County Beekeepers

Monday, November 13, 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, November 14 at the Plumbsteadville Grange, Plumbsteadville. All are welcome. Visit www.bucksbeekeepers.com for details.

Burgh Bees

Tuesday, November 14, 7:00 p.m. at at Soergel Orchards, 2573 Brandt School Rd, Wexford. Dr. Larry Connor presents Frequent Mistakes in Understanding Bee Biology. The event is free, but registration requested to ensure sufficient seating and refreshments. Go to http://burghbees.com/?product=november-meet-up-with-dr-larry-connor for details and registration.

Berks-Schuylkill Beekeepers

Wednesday, November 15, at Berks Ag Center, 1238 County Welfare Rd., Reading, For more information visit https://berksandschuylkillbeekeepers.org/.

Burgh Bees

Friday, November 17, 6:30 p.m. at American Serbian Club, 2524 Sarah St, Pittsburgh. Annual Membership Meeting and Banquet. Admission is $10/person. This is a membership event: join at http://burghbees.com/?post_type=product .

Northwestern PA Beekeepers

Saturday, November 25, 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of the Lakes, Edinboro. Further information at www.nwpabeekeepers.com/events-calendar.html.

Beekeepers of Armstrong, Butler, Clarion and Indiana

Tuesday, November 28, 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.

2 Cs and a Bee Beekeepers

Sunday, December 3, 2:00 p.m. at the old Cambria County Extension Office, Ebensburg. Christmas Social. More information at www.ccbee.org.

North East PA Beekeepers

Wednesday, December 6, 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, December 7, 6:00 p.m. at the Cooper-Siegel Community Library, 403 Fox Chapel Rd., Pittsburgh. For futher information contact joe@countrybarnfarm.com.

Bucks County Beekeepers Association (BCBA)

Tuesday, December 12 at the Plumbsteadville Grange, Plumbsteadville. All are welcome. Visit www.bucksbeekeepers.com for details.

Lackawanna Backyard Beekeepers

Thursday, December 14, 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 - BK101 Beekeeping in the Classroom – First Year

Saturday, December 16, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 1435 Bedford Ave, Pittsburgh. Beginner beekeeper session at 6:30, Potluck supper at 7, and educational presentation/discussion at 8. Visit www.BurghBees.com for additional information and sign up for the monthly email newsletter.

Berks-Schuylkill Beekeepers

Wednesday, December 20, at Berks Ag Center, 1238 County Welfare Rd., Reading, Holliday Pot Luck Gathering. For more information visit https://berksandschuylkillbeekeepers.org/.

Beekeepers of Armstrong, Butler, Clarion and Indiana

Tuesday, December 26, 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.

Berks-Schuylkill Beekeepers

Saturday, January 13, 12:00 - 6:00 p.m. at Berks Ag Center, 1238 County Welfare Rd., Reading, Speaker: Solomon Parker - Treatment Free Beekeeping. Cost: $28 Details and Tickets: www.eventbrite.com/e/solomon-parker-treatment-free-beekeeping-tickets-38024120167

Western Pennsylvania Beekeeping Seminar

Friday and Saturday, February 16 & 17, 2018, at Gateway High School, 3000 Gateway Campus Blvd., Monroeville, Pa. Note the new venue.

The Seminar runs Friday night from 7-9 p.m. with Dr. Milbrath speaking about the “Amazing Anatomical Adaptations of Honey Bees”.

Saturday morning registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and will follow with presentations by both Dr. Meghan Milbrath and Dwight Wells. . Dr. Milbrath has worked with the University of Michigan in conducting honeybee and pollinator research while Dwight Wells is V.P of Buckeye Queen Producers and member of the Heartland Honey Bee Breeders Cooperative. WTAE morning news anchor (and fellow beekeeper), Michelle Wright, will be MC of the event. After lunch there will be breakout sessions on various beekeeping topics and the Seminar will conclude around 4:30 p.m.

**A Beginning Beekeeping session will be offered in tandem with the Seminar on Saturday and is limited to 75 participants.

Breakout sessions will include the following confirmed speakers: Neal Kober – Overwintering Nucs Fred Blosat – Cooking with Honey Mike Beougher – Swarm Trapping – Genetic Resource Jamie Walters – Queen Management & Small Scale Queen Production Kris Hughes – Selecting Extraction Equipment Cost is $60 per adult which includes lunch / $40 for youth guest (under the age of 18). Beginning Beekeeping Session registration (which includes access to vendors & lunch) $75.
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