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PSBA Winter Loss Survey

Please participate in this year's Winter Loss Survey. Results will be made available here once the survey is complete.

Bee Informed National Colony Loss Management Survey

Beekeepers needed! Thank you for your interest in participating in the National Colony Loss Management Survey organized by the Bee Informed Partnership and sponsored by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA).

Please go to the online survey at
http://10.selectsurvey.net/beeinformed/TakeSurvey.aspx?SurveyID=BIP2015 and complete the survey there. It will be live on April 1st and close on April 30th. Please do not complete the survey more than once. Information about past Winter Loss and National Management Surveys and the annual reports can be found online at http://beeinformed.org/.

~Dr. Dennis vanEngelsdorp~

More information in the Waggle.

PSBA 'Waggle' made available online

PSBA Waggle is an emailed posting that expedites information that needs to be more timely or specific than the newsletter. Everyone that receives the state newsletter by email, will also receive these posts. They are now also available here on the website: Waggle from 4-17-15. Old Waggles are archived along with regular published newsletters.

2014 Fall Conference News

This year's "Paul Ziegler Award" winner is Bill Mondjack, Whitehall, Pa. Congratulations, Bill!

Bill Mondjack with the award Bill Mondjack receives the "Paul Ziegler Award" at the 2014 PSBA Fall Conference

The 2015 Honey Queen and Princess were selected at the Conference. Jessica Onstead was crowned as the new Honey Queen. Blair Hetherington was announced as Honey Princess. See our Honey Queen Program page and the Honey Queen Program's Facebook page for details.

PSBA T-shirts Available

There are still some PSBA T-Shirts available for sale. Details and photos

Presidential Memorandum

"Creating a Federal Strategy to Promote the Health of Honey Bees and Other Pollinators"
Read the article...

2014 PA State Apiary Inspection Season has Ended

Inspections for the year have ended and are expected to resume in Spring 2015.

Pennsylvania Honey Queen Program

The Pennsylvania Honey Queen Program may be able to provide a speaker for your event. See details and contact information on our Honey Queen page.

Honey Sale Legislation Documents

HB2565
ACT_106
Honey Sale And Labeling Act
Guidelines for the Sanitary Operation of Honey Extracting Facilities
Selling Honey In PA

Bee Behavior Expert Studies Honeybee Swarms

Read the Smithsonian article about Thomas Seeley: "The Secret Life of Bees".

Archived Newsletters

Previous editions of the PSBA Newsletter are now archived online for your convenience.

Pesticide Information

A list of Pesticide descriptions and information is available on our Current Research page.

Protecting Honey Bees from Chemical Pesticides

Documents and Brochures Available in PDF Format

Are Honey Bees pollinators and beneficial insects or pests?

Value of Honey Bees in Pennsylvania

Give Honey Bees a Helping Hand

Beekeeping Basics

Zoning Ordinances, Gardens and Honey Bees

Best Management Practices  (updated 6/25/13)

(see the 'Publication Quick Links' below for even more...)

Interested in joining PSBA?

For a list of membership benefits and a form to join the association, see our Membership page.

Publication Quick Links

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