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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Delaware Valley University Beekeeping Course (Queen Rearing)

Saturday, Sunday, & Tuesday, May 12, 13, 22, at the Delaware Valley University Main Campus, Doylestown, DE. By Vincent Aloyo, Ph.D., Master Beekeeper.
View Flyer   Further Details and Registration.

Burgh Bees

Saturday, June 16, PA Queen Improvement Field Day (Day 1 of 2) Nuc Building Workshop. In cooperation with the PA Queen Improvement Project and Burgh Bees, this two-part event will provide an outstanding educational opportunity and daughter queens reared from instrumentally inseminated queens of Purdue improved genetic stock. (Day 2 is June 30.) Contact Jeff Shaw jeff@burghbees.com (412) 576-3590 or visit http://burghbees.com/?page_id=7168 for additional information.

Burgh Bees

Saturday, June 16, Open Apiary. Want to learn more about bees and beekeeping? Want to see inside a beehive? Want to tour our Certified Pollination Gardens? Then, come out to our monthly Open Apiary.

Contact Jeff Shaw jeff@burghbees.com (412) 576-3590 or visit http://burghbees.com/?page_id=4568 for additional information.

Berks-Schuylkill Beekeepers

Wednesday, June 20, 7:00 p.m. at Berks Ag Center, 1238 County Welfare Rd., Reading, For more information visit https://berksandschuylkillbeekeepers.org/.

Queen Grafting Workshop

Sunday, June 24, 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. at Always Summer Herbs, 199 Magill Rd, Slippery Rock. sponsored by the Purdue C.A.R.E Grant in conjunction with the PA Queen Bee Improvement Project. Instructors: Jeff Berta and Steve Repasky.
Class: This is a hands on workshop so bring your veil. The creation of starter and finisher colonies will be discussed and demonstrated along with techniques for queen breeding and improving local PA stock. You will be grafting under the direction of Jeff and Steve. Bring a well ventilated queenless nuc with lots of nurse bees and take home any grafts that you make!
Cost: $75.00 – Includes instruction, a grafting tool, grafting cups, cell bar and frame.
Registration: Space is limited to 20 people so register now by emailing your name and phone number to meadowsweetbees@gmail.com with the words PA Queen Improvement in the subject line. Payment will be collected the day of the event.

Burgh Bees

Monday, June 25, at Threadbare Cider House & Meadery, 1291 Spring Garden Ave, Pittsburgh. Monthly Meet Up & Discussion. Contact Jeff Shaw jeff@burghbees.com (412) 576-3590 or visit http://burghbees.com/?page_id=4568 for additional information.

Burgh Bees

Saturday, June 30, PA Queen Improvement Field Day (Day 2of 2 ) Queen Distribution Workshop. In cooperation with the PA Queen Improvement Project and Burgh Bees, this two-part event will provide an outstanding educational opportunity and daughter queens reared from instrumentally inseminated queens of Purdue improved genetic stock. Contact Jeff Shaw jeff@burghbees.com (412) 576-3590 or visit http://burghbees.com/?page_id=7168 for additional information.

Indiana PA Honey Bee

Wednesday, July 11, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m at St. Andrew's Village 1155 Indian Springs Road, Indiana. For further information, email indianacountypahoneybee@gmail.com.

PSBA Summer Picnic

Saturday, July 14, at Fisher Bee Farm, located at 1 Queen Bee Lane, McVeytown. Lehigh Valley Beekeepers’ Association will sponsor the picnic. Details and Directions

Burgh Bees

Sunday, July 15, 10:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at Settlers Cabin Park – Gilbert Love Shelter. Annual Picnic. Cost: $10 per adult. Kids under 18 are free (The Cooked Goose will provide a buffet.)

Contact Jeff Shaw jeff@burghbees.com (412) 576-3590 or visit http://burghbees.com/?page_id=4568 for additional information.

Berks-Schuylkill Beekeepers

Wednesday, July 18, 7:00 p.m. at Berks Ag Center, 1238 County Welfare Rd., Reading, For more information visit https://berksandschuylkillbeekeepers.org/.

Delaware Valley University Beekeeping Course (Introductory Beekeeping)

Friday, Saturday, Sunday, July 20, 21, 22, at the Delaware Valley University Main Campus, Doylestown, DE. By Vincent Aloyo, Ph.D., Master Beekeeper.
View Flyer   Further Details and Registration.

Burgh Bees

Monday, July 23, 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. at Threadbare Cider House & Meadery, 1291 Spring Garden Ave, Pittsburgh. "Special Evening Lecture Event" Kirsten Traynor, PhD, Editor American Bee Journal.

Contact Jeff Shaw jeff@burghbees.com (412) 576-3590 or visit http://burghbees.com/?page_id=4568 for additional information.

Indiana PA Honey Bee

Wednesday, August 8, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m at St. Andrew's Village 1155 Indian Springs Road, Indiana. For further information, email indianacountypahoneybee@gmail.com.

Ag Progress Days

Tuesday thru Thursday, August 14-16, 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 or phone 717-242-4373.

Berks-Schuylkill Beekeepers

Wednesday, August 15, 7:00 p.m. at Berks Ag Center, 1238 County Welfare Rd., Reading, For more information visit https://berksandschuylkillbeekeepers.org/.

Indiana PA Honey Bee

Wednesday, September 12, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m at St. Andrew's Village 1155 Indian Springs Road, Indiana. For further information, email indianacountypahoneybee@gmail.com.

Berks-Schuylkill Beekeepers

Wednesday, September 19, 7:00 p.m. at Berks Ag Center, 1238 County Welfare Rd., Reading, For more information visit https://berksandschuylkillbeekeepers.org/.

Indiana PA Honey Bee

Wednesday, October 10, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m at St. Andrew's Village 1155 Indian Springs Road, Indiana. For further information, email indianacountypahoneybee@gmail.com.

Berks-Schuylkill Beekeepers

Wednesday, October 17, 7:00 p.m. at Berks Ag Center, 1238 County Welfare Rd., Reading, For more information visit https://berksandschuylkillbeekeepers.org/.

York County Beekeepers

Saturday, October 20, Banquet at the Central Market. Visit the website www.ycbk.org for more details.

2 Cs and a Bee Beekeepers

Sunday, October 21, 2:00 p.m. at the Hollidaysburg Public Library Community Room, Hollidaysburg. More information at www.ccbee.org.

Empire State Honey Producers Fall Meeting

Thursday, Friday and Saturday, November 1 - 3, at the at the Embassy Suites by Hilton - Syracuse Destiny USA, 311 Hiawatha Blvd West, Syracuse, NY.   Details

2 Cs and a Bee Beekeepers

Saturday, November 10, 6:00 p.m. at the Keystone Restaurant, Munster. Annual Banquet and Election. More information at www.ccbee.org.

Berks-Schuylkill Beekeepers

Wednesday, November 21, 7:00 p.m. at Berks Ag Center, 1238 County Welfare Rd., Reading, For more information visit https://berksandschuylkillbeekeepers.org/.

2 Cs and a Bee Beekeepers

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

Berks-Schuylkill Beekeepers

Wednesday, December 19, 7:00 p.m. at Berks Ag Center, 1238 County Welfare Rd., Reading, For more information visit https://berksandschuylkillbeekeepers.org/.

Pennsylvania Farm Show

January 5 - 12, 2019 at the Farm Show Complex, Harrisburg. The Pennsylvania Farm Show is the Pennsylvania State Beekeepers’ Association’s showcase annual event and the primary source of fund raising for the Pennsylvania Honey Queen Program. See details, exhibitor, and volunteer information on our Farm Show page.

Beekeepers of Armstrong, Butler, Clarion and Indiana - Seminar

Saturday, January 19, all-day seminar at the Belmont Complex in Kittanning. Authority Dwight Wells will present: Feral Bees - A Pathway For Sustaining The North American (European) Honey Bee.

Presentation Topics
  • Swarm Trapping for Isolated Feral Honey Bees
  • Creating Nucs with Feral Honey Bee Stock
  • Honey Bee Nutrition - Landscape Analysis for Successful Trapping
  • Varroa Integrated Pest Management - Testing/Assisting Feral Bees

Featured speakers also include Dr. Margarita Lopez-Uribe and Katy Evans of PSU. Registration is now closed; there are plans to offer it again next winter.

Beekeepers of Armstrong, Butler, Clarion and Indiana

Tuesday, January 22, 7:00 p.m. at the Manor Township Firehall. Regular Monthly Meeting, including normal business meeting plus a review the new website, club assets, and programs for the first half of 2019. For more information, visit www.pa-beekeepers-abci.com or call Anita Lynch (Secretary) at 724-919-2960 with any questions.

Lehigh Valley Beekeepers - Introduction to Beekeeping

January 26, February 13 & 27, March 13 & 27, Informational and sign-up meeting - Saturday, January 26 at the Lehigh County Ag Center - 1:00-3:00 p.m. Class is scheduled for 4 sessions on Wednesday evenings. All classes are at the campus of LCCC in Schnecksville from 6:30 - 9:00 p.m.. One additional session at our club apiary in early April. Cost is $70 per adult until 1/26/19; $75 thereafter. Student and Youth rates available. See all the registration information at www.lehighvalleybeekeepers.org or call Steve Finke, LVBA President at 610-737-7676.

Beaver Valley Area Beekeepers - Beginner Beekeeping Classroom Training

Saturday, February 2, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at Soergel Orchards, 2573 Brandt School Rd., Wexford. This class will introduce you to beekeeping, including but not limited to:

  • Bee Life Cycle
  • Colony hierarchy – Different roles of bees in the hive
  • Beekeeping equipment
  • Obtaining your Bees (Package or Nuc)
  • Housing your bees (installing package/Nuc)
  • Feeding your Bees (Until they are strong enough to forage for themselves)
  • Mite Treatment
  • Honey Extraction

Registration for this event is $75 per adult and $40 per child under the age of 18. This cost goes to secure the venue, lunch and handouts. All payments must be received by Jan. 18th. Details and registration: https://beavervalleybees.net/index.php/event/beginner-beekeeper-classroom-training/

Beaver Valley Area Beekeepers

Monday, February 4, 7:00-9:00 p.m. at Sisters of St Joseph, 1020 W State Street, Baden. Regular Club Meeting. For more information visit www.beavervalleybees.net.

Franklin County Beekeepers

Thursday, February 7, 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. at the Ag Heritage Building Rooms 7 & 8, 185 Franklin Farm Lane, Chambersburg. Guest Speaker: Mark Gingrich, Gingrich Apiaries- Dover PA, PA Queen Bee Improvement Program. Speaker: Kristy Grissom, FCBA, Rusty Patched Bumble Bee. Visit the FCBA website or email info@fcbapa.org for more information.

North East PA Beekeepers - Intro to Beekeping

Saturday, February 9, 11:00 a.m. at 32 Comm St., Honesdale. The seminar will cover all aspects of beekeeping and will be led by Charlie Kinbar, President of the NE PA beekeepers. Duration of the seminar will be 4 hours. Please register early as space is limited. Fee will be $10.00, which also includes a 1 year membership in the club. Register by contacting Dale at delep44@aol.com or call 570 497-6402.

Philadelphia Beekeepers Guild - Natural Beekeeping Symposium

Saturday, February 9, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. at The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia. This year's symposium is focused on 'Management Methods for Small-Scale Beekeepers'. Speakers are Mel Disselkoen, Landi Simone, Vince Aloyo, George Datto, and Brian Walsh. Reduced online pricing available until January 29th. Tickets will also be available at the door! For updates and further information visit https://phillybeekeepers.org/9th-annual-natural-beekeeping-symposium-february-2019/ or email JnJShiffler@yahoo.com.

Western Pennsylvania Beekeeping Seminar

Friday Night and Saturday, February 15 & 16, 2019, at Gateway High School, 3000 Gateway Campus Blvd., Monroeville, Pa. Keynote Speaker is Randy Oliver of Scientific Beekeeping.

The Seminar runs Friday night from 7-9 p.m. Saturday morning registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and runs from 8:00 - 5:00. Friday night presentation topic is Randy's Research Updates. Saturday morning will include state updates along with keynotes by Randy Oliver and author Grant Gillard. Grant's presentation will be Seven Habits of Highly Successful Beekeepers: What does it take? Randy's presentation will be Reading the Combs: Understanding Bee Biology over the course of the season. Saturday afternoon will feature 9 different breakout sessions including local and national experts. The price for the Friday night and all day Saturday event is $60 if paid by January 1, 2019.

An all day Beekeeping 101 Course for new beekeepers will be offered in tandem with the Seminar on Saturday for $75. The course is being taught by several area experts. The course will include a copy of Storey's Guide to Keeping Honey Bees. (Please note, if you register for the BK101 course, you may attend the Friday night event. Also note, you do not need to register for the main seminar if you are registered for the BK101 course).

Direct any questions to John G. Yakim at 412-576-3062 or jyakim@aol.com.    Visit their website for further details and registration.

Central Western Beekeepers

Tuesday, February 19, 7:00 PM in the Science and Technology Building at the Butler County Community College located at 107 College Dr, Butler. Details at their Facebook page.

Montgomery Co. Beekeepers - 8 Month Beginner Beekeeping Course

Tuesday, February 19, 6:00 p.m. at the Montgomery County 4-H Center, 1015 Bridge Road (Route 113), Creamery. The course consists of 8 classes, each 3 hours in length from February to September, on March 19th, April 16th, May 21st, June 18th, July 16th, Aug. 20th, and Sept, 17th. The classes are timely to your seasonal beekeeping needs with a hands-on training session in the apiary followed by lessons full of beekeeping insight and information in a classroom. March to September there will be open hive hands on training in the apiary starting at 6:00pm followed by classroom activities starting at 7:15pm. The first class will focus on: What gear and hive equipment is needed, How to build bee hives, Where to order honey bees, How to register your apiary. Cost per individual is $120 and includes MCBA and PSBA membership and ticket for the MCBA fall banquet. The 'family' rate is for two adults living at the same address and includes all of the above plus an additional banquet ticket for a total fee of $180. Details and registration

Centre County Beekeepers

Wednesday, February 20, 6:30 p.m. at Central Pennsylvania Institute for Science and Technology (CPI), 540 North Harrison Rd., Pleasant Gap. Vendors for packages and nucs will be present and there will be discussions about various topics. For more information, visit www.centrecountybees.com, or contact centrecountybeekeepers@gmail.com.

Northwestern PA Beekeepers

Saturday, February 23, 10:00 a.m. at Edinboro University R. Benjamin Wiley Arts & Science Center, 200 Cooper Circle, Edinboro. Topic: Winterization Panel Q&A. Further information at www.nwpabeekeepers.com/events-calendar.html.

Bucks County Beekeepers Association - 8-Month Beginner Beekeeping Course

Tuesday, February 26, 6:00 p.m. at the Forest Grove Presbyterian Church 1856 Forest Grove Rd., Forest Grove. (Class 1 of 8 classes from February to September; 4th Tuesday of month) There will be hands on activities in the apiary starting at 6:00 followed by classroom activities starting at 7:00. Please note - the first class will be entirely in the classroom so no veil or equipment is needed. After the first class, veils will be mandatory at the apiary. A single student receives membership to the Bucks County Beekeepers Association, educational materials, and eight great classes with hands on apiary experience for only $130. This is over 25 hours of teaching. Family members residing in the same household only may register for a second student at a discounted price of $90.    Details and Tickets For more information e-mail: info@bucksbeekeepers.com.

North Central PA Beekeepers

Wednesday, February 27, 6:00 p.m. at the Penn State Extension, 107 Water St., Coudersport. Note the date change from 20th to 27th due to weather. Topics: What is Raw Honey? A New type of Hive, Unveiling an addition to our web site. For more information contact Joan Bradley at 814-697-7586, or email northcentralpabeekeepersassoc@gmail.com or check the website at https://ncpba.weebly.com.

Montgomery Co. Beekeepers

Thursday, February 28, 7:00 p.m. at the Montgomery County 4-H Center, 1015 Bridge Road (Route 113), Skippack. Presentation by Bruce Rodriguez, a passionate backyard beekeeper from Berks County where he currently manages 28 colonies. He became interested in catching honey bees even before he received a package he ordered in 2010 and has been so successful that to date he has not purchased more honey bees. Bruce will describe his traps, methods and experiences as well as the management required once the honey bees are secured. Much of a beekeeper success is built on honey bee management experience. Bruce is an experienced beekeeper and has been successful with trapping swarms and rescuing honey bees from cut-outs. His presentation will be interesting and helpful for anyone who has or never has performed this method of securing honey bees.

In addition, past Association President Mark Antunes will give a summary of the irradiation program he initiated that allows PA and regional beekeepers to sterilize their hive wooden ware or other contaminated equipment using gamma irradiation. The program goals are to provide a viable, sustainable and cost effective alternative to burning hive equipment to control AFB and to allow the safe use of contaminated or otherwise suspect supers, frames and honeycomb after treatment. This gamma radiation treatment of wooden ware can provide your honey bees the cleanest, healthiest and safest equipment and environment in which to live and prosper.

Contact Dan Boylan at 610-906-6182 or email contact@montcopabees.org or visit their website for more information

Westmoreland Beekeepers

Friday, March 1, 6:00 p.m. at the barn behind the Penn State extension, 214 Donohoe Rd., Greensburg. Regular Meeting. For further information, contact Burl Knupp at 724-493-0843.

Centre County Beekeepers - Beekeeping 101 Workshop

Saturday, March 2, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Cost - $15/household.   Flyer   Agenda   For more information, visit www.centrecountybees.com, or contact centrecountybeekeepers@gmail.com.

Susquehanna Beekeepers of NEPA

Friday, March 8, 7:00 p.m. at the Claverack Building, Rt. 706 East, Montrose. Topics: Spring Prep, Frank Licata & Jim Moronski; monthly beekeeping Hints & Tips. Contact Jim Perkins at 570-967-2634 or visit susquehannabeekeeping.com for further information.

Chester County Beekeepers' Annual Conference

Saturday, March 9, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. at the Merion Science Center, West Chester University, in West Chester. Featured speakers include:

  • Margarita M. López-Uribe, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Department of Entomology at Pennsylvania State University.
  • Grant Stiles, owner-operator of Stiles Honey, a commercial operation of 4,000+ beehives located in Fords, NJ.
  • Samuel (a.k.a. "Sammy") Ramsey, Ph.D., Entomologist, USDA-ARS Bee Research Lab, Beltsville, MD.

For more details visit www.chescobees.org.   Register at EventBrite.

Monroe County Beekeepers

Wednesday, March 13, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. at the Monroe County Environmental Education Center, 8050 Running Valley Rd., Stroudsburg. For more information visit www.MonroeCountyBeekeepers.org, email monroecountyba@gmail.com, or 'Like' the Facebook page.

Westmoreland Beekeepers

Friday, March 15, 6:00 p.m. at the barn behind the Penn State extension, 214 Donohoe Rd., Greensburg. Learning Rendezvous: Topics will include a better understanding of mites, demonstrations on an installation of foundation, frame nailing jig, box nailing jig, and conversation about bees! For further information, contact Burl Knupp at 724-493-0843.

Annual Spring Hive Irradiation Event

Monday, March 18, 10:30 a.m. at Sterigenics, 75 Tilbury Road, Salem, NJ 08079. The hive irradiation program will safely kill disease and harmful bacteria in your hives that could harm new bees you put into your dead out equipment. This program has operated successfully for years allowing beekeepers from OH, PA, NJ, NY, and DE to sterilize second hand equipment and dead out hives and put them safely back in their operation without the threat of infecting new bees in that equipment. For further information and complete details about how to prepare and palletize your hive equipment, visit www.montcopabees.org/services-resources/irradiation You MUST follow all of the instructions to palletize your equipment. If you plan to take part, contact Mark Antunes at honeyhillfarm@verizon.net to let him know how many pallets of equipment you will bring.

Centre County Beekeepers

Tuesday, March 19, 6:30 p.m. at Central Pennsylvania Institute for Science and Technology (CPI), 540 North Harrison Rd., Pleasant Gap. Vendors for packages and nucs will be present and there will be discussions about various topics. For more information, visit www.centrecountybees.com, or contact centrecountybeekeepers@gmail.com.

Montgomery Co. Beekeepers - 8 Month Beginner Beekeeping Course

Tuesday, March 19, 6:00 p.m. at the Montgomery County 4-H Center, 1015 Bridge Road (Route 113), Creamery. (Class 2) The classes are timely to your seasonal beekeeping needs with a hands-on training session in the apiary followed by lessons full of beekeeping insight and information in a classroom. Class # 2 will review topics from class # 1 and also cover - Hive locations, Installing packages and nucs, Feeding syrup and pollen substitute, When and how to use smoke, Mite assessment, Oxalic acid dribble/vapor, Hands on sugar roll mite assessment. Details and registration

Northwestern PA Beekeepers

Saturday, March 23, 10:00 a.m. at Edinboro University R. Benjamin Wiley Arts & Science Center, 200 Cooper Circle, Edinboro. Topic: Winterization Panel Q&A. Further information at www.nwpabeekeepers.com/events-calendar.html.

Bucks County Beekeepers Association - 8-Month Beginner Beekeeping Course

Tuesday, March 26, 6:00 p.m. at the Forest Grove Presbyterian Church 1856 Forest Grove Rd., Forest Grove. (Class 2 of 8 classes from February to September; 4th Tuesday of month) There will be hands on activities in the apiary starting at 6:00 followed by classroom activities starting at 7:00. Please note - the first class will be entirely in the classroom so no veil or equipment is needed. After the first class, veils will be mandatory at the apiary. A single student receives membership to the Bucks County Beekeepers Association, educational materials, and eight great classes with hands on apiary experience for only $130. This is over 25 hours of teaching. Family members residing in the same household only may register for a second student at a discounted price of $90.    Details and Tickets For more information e-mail: info@bucksbeekeepers.com.

Franklin County Beekeepers - Beginner Beekeeping Basics

March 7,14,21,28 & April 4 & 13, Classes are 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. at the Ag Heritage Building, 185 Franklin Farm Lane, Chambersburg. April 13 is a field day. Visit the FCBA website for more information.

Central Western Beekeepers

Tuesday, March 19, 7:00 PM in the Science and Technology Building at the Butler County Community College located at 107 College Dr, Butler. Details at their Facebook page.

Montgomery Co. Beekeepers

Thursday, March 28, 7:00 p.m. at the Montgomery County 4-H Center, 1015 Bridge Road (Route 113), Skippack. Kristin Traynor will present via webinar Varroa Biology, Control, and Virus Transmission Additionally association members and seasoned beekeepers Dr. Vincent Aloyo and Mark Antunes and will demonstrate how they make up nucs and splits. Contact Dan Boylan at 610-906-6182 or email contact@montcopabees.org or visit their website for more information

Westmoreland Beekeepers

Friday, April 5, 6:00 p.m. at the barn behind the Penn State extension, 214 Donohoe Rd., Greensburg. Learning Rendezvous. For further information, contact Burl Knupp at 724-493-0843.

Monroe County Beekeepers

Wednesday, April 10, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. at the Monroe County Environmental Education Center, 8050 Running Valley Rd., Stroudsburg. For more information visit www.MonroeCountyBeekepers.org, email monroecountyba@gmail.com, or 'Like' the Facebook page.

Susquehanna Beekeepers of NEPA

Friday, April 12, 7:00 p.m. at the Claverack Building, Rt. 706 East, Montrose. Topics: PSBA 2018 Conference Report with Kristie Congdon; monthly beekeeping Hints & Tips. Contact Jim Perkins at 570-967-2634 or visit susquehannabeekeeping.com for further information.

Central Western Beekeepers

Tuesday, April 16, 7:00 PM in the Science and Technology Building at the Butler County Community College located at 107 College Dr, Butler. Details at their Facebook page.

Montgomery Co. Beekeepers - 8 Month Beginner Beekeeping Course

Tuesday, April 16, 6:00 p.m. at the Montgomery County 4-H Center, 1015 Bridge Road (Route 113), Creamery. (Class 3) The classes are timely to your seasonal beekeeping needs with a hands-on training session in the apiary followed by lessons full of beekeeping insight and information in a classroom. Class # 3 will review topics from class # 2 and also cover - Varroa Mite reproduction cycle, Feeding, Looking for eggs and brood, Checking the queen, Colony development, Honey comb – good and bad, Varroa mite intervention and mite drop information, Hands on sugar roll mite assessment.

Bucks County Beekeepers Association - 8-Month Beginner Beekeeping Course

Tuesday, April 23, 6:00 p.m. at the Forest Grove Presbyterian Church 1856 Forest Grove Rd., Forest Grove. (Class 3 of 8 classes from February to September; 4th Tuesday of month) There will be hands on activities in the apiary starting at 6:00 followed by classroom activities starting at 7:00. Please note - veils will be mandatory at the apiary. Anyone who attends the apiary sessions and does not have a veil will not be permitted near the hives. Details and Tickets For more information e-mail: info@bucksbeekeepers.com.

Centre County Beekeepers

Wednesday, April 24, 6:30 p.m. at Central Pennsylvania Institute for Science and Technology (CPI), 540 North Harrison Rd., Pleasant Gap. Vendors for packages and nucs will be present and there will be discussions about various topics. For more information, visit www.centrecountybees.com, or contact centrecountybeekeepers@gmail.com.

Capital Area Beekeepers 32nd Annual Short Course

Saturdays, May 4 & 11, 8:00 a.m. (May 4 - Part 1) at Dauphin County Agriculture and Natural Resources Center, 1451 Peters Mountain Road, Dauphin. Part 2, (noon, May 12) 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". For additional information visit cabapa.org, or email deb.bee.caba@gmail.com.

Heartland Apicultural Society (HAS) Society Conference

July 8 - July 10, at Bowling Green, Kentucky. Details at www.heartlandbees.org

Eastern Apicultural Society (EAS) Conference and Short Course

July 15 - July 19, at Greenville, SC (Hilton Greenville, 43 West Orchard Park Drive). For details on the conference and volunteer opportunites, view the flyer.

APIMONDIA 2019

September 8 - 12, in Montreal. For additional information, visit www.apimondia2019.com/.

York County Beekeepers

York County Beekeepers Association is seeking beekeepers interested in attending Apimondia 2019 in Montreal from 8 - 12 September 2019. With two more beekeepers they will be able to register at the group rate. Interested beekeepers should contact Val Hawthorne at vlhawthorne@aol.com or call 717-649-4836 by 15 February 2019. Check out the website at http://www.apimondia2019.com/ for additional information.

PSBA Annual Membership Meeting and Conference

Friday and Saturday, November 1 & 2, at the at the Ramada, State College. Mark those dates on your calendar and look forward to more information in the coming months.

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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