Beekeeping Calendar of Events
Upcoming Dates to Remember
12th Annual Honey Bee Expo
Saturday, January 31, 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (Doors open at 7:30 a.m.) at the Campus of WVU, Parkersburg, WV. Sponsored by Mid Ohio Valley Beekeepers' Association. Cost: $20.00 if pre-registered by January 13th, 2015/ $25.00 at the door. Children 12yrs. and younger/ $8.00. Contact Teresa Wagoner at 304-375-4919 or visit their website for more information
Lehigh Valley Beekeepers Intro to Beekeeping
February 4, 18 & March 4,18, 7:00-9:30 p.m. at Lehigh Carbon Community College, Schnecksville, PA Details including discounted early-bird signup.
Beginning Beekeeping Workshop
Saturday, February 7, at the Westmoreland Co. Coop. Extension, Greensburg. Hosted by Beaver Valley Area Beekeepers Association. For additional information, call 724-774-3003 or visit the extension website: http://extension.psu.edu/beaver
Beginning Beekeeping Workshop
Saturday, February 7, 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. at The Gathering Place, Mount Joy, PA. Contact Jim Pinkerton at 717-653-5911 or visit the website: www.lancasterbeekeepers.org
5th Annual Natural Beekeeping Symposium
Sunday, February 8, 2014, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at Temple University, Broad St., Philadelphia, Pa. Details and registration at the event's website.
North Central PA Beekeepers
Tuesday, February 10, 7:00 p.m. at the Penn State Extension Office, Coudersport. Discussion will be on “How did your bees do this year”. For more information, contact Joan Bradley at 814-697-7586, email: email@example.com
Susquehanna Beekeepers of NEPA
Friday, February 13, Officers/Directors planning meeting PTBA. Contact Dave Taylor at 570-378-3728 or check on www.susquehannabeekeeping.com for updates.
Western Pennsylvania Beekeeping Seminar
Friday and Saturday, February 13 & 14, at Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh-Cranberry, Mars, Pa. (Hotel name has changed but physical location is same as last year.) 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.
Along with break-out sessions on value-added products, bee biology, cooking and disease and pest control, a special Beginning Beekeeping workshop will be offered all-day Saturday as a separate track of the seminar. (Additional $25 fee over the registration cost).
All of the major beekeeping suppliers will be on-hand in a special Vendor Area. Participants can pre-order their 2015 supplies and pick them up at the seminar.
Registration is $50 and opens at the beginning of January 2015. Call 724-774-3003 or visit the event's website for details, agenda, directions, and to register.
An evening with Ray Olivarez and Kim Flottum
Tuesday, February 17, 7:00 p.m. at The Woodlands Inn, 1073 Highway 315, Wilkes Barre, Pa. Ray Olivarez is the owner of Olivarez Honey Bees and manager of over 10,000 hives. Mr. Olivarez will be speaking about “Where Your Bees Come From” AND Kim Flottum – editor of “Bee Culture Magazine” and author of The Backyard Beekeeper, Better Beekeeping, Honey Handbook, and the Beekeeper’s Journal will be speaking about “Starting Right With Bees and More”. Book signing available. Limited seating. RSVP (required) to: Pa-Events@MannLakeLtd.com
Lehigh Valley Beekeepers
Thursday, February 19, 7:00 p.m. at the Lehigh County Ag Center, Allentown. Dr. Robyn Underwood will review her work at The Rodale Institute. Contact Steve Finke at 610-737-7676 for more information or check their calendar.
Capital Area Beekeepers Beekeeping 101
Friday, February 20, 7:00 p.m. at Pennsylvania State Farm Show Bldg., in the Monongahela Room (2nd floor). Please use the Maclay St. Entrance. $5.00/person. Registration required by Feb. 9th. "Is beekeeping for me?" For more information, visit the 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.
Montgomery Co. Beekeepers
Thursday, February 26, 7:00 p.m. at the 4-H Center, Skippack. Speaker: Mark Antunes – “Coming Out of Winter Strong”. Mark will present tips and strategies for making the transition in your apiary from winter to spring. Contact Dan Boylan at 610-906-6182 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit their website: for more information
Susquehanna Beekeepers of NEPA
Friday, March 13, 7:00 p.m. at the Claverack Bldg., Montrose. Speaker, Dr. Dewey Caron, University of Delaware. Contact Jim Perkins, Program Chair at 570-967-2634 or check on www.susquehannabeekeeping.com for updates.
Chester County Beekeepers Annual Conference
Saturday, March 14, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (registration at 8:00-9:00) at The Merion Science Center at West Chester University, West Chester, PA. Details.
Southern Adirondack Beekeepers Association (SABA) Seminar
Saturday, March 21, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.at the HVCC TEC-SMART Extension building at 345 Hermes Rd. in Malta NY. Guest speakers are Allen Dick of Alberta, Canada, Meghan Milbrath of Munith, Minnesota, and also Dr. Wyatt Mangum, well-known for his articles in ABJ, and author of a new book on Top Bar Hives. Further details and Registration available at their website.
Capital Area Beekeepers Short Course
Saturdays, May 2 & 9. Part I: Will start at 8:00 a.m. at the Dauphin County Agriculture & Natural Resources Center, 1451 Peters Mt. Road, Dauphin, Pa. Part II: Will start at noon at Dave Anderson's Apiary, 7081A Colebrook Road, Palmyra, Pa. The cost of the Short Course is $40 which includes a CABA membership. For additional information please contact John Novinger, 717-365-3215, email email@example.com.
PSBA Annual Conference
Friday and Saturday, November 13 & 14, at the Best Western Inn/Country Cupboard, Lewisburg. Additional information will be posted as it becomes available.