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Local Beekeeping Organizations

Many of the local associations listed here have their own fine websites. Please check them out for more detailed local information.

AMBA is located in Cumberland, Maryland. We have 46 active members from Maryland, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Our members come from all walks of life and our ages range from 35-75.

Contact: cooper5@hereintown.net
  (717) 566-6327
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[Inactive] Serving Armstrong, Indiana, Butler and Allegheny Counties

President: Lynda Reich
Secretary: Eleda Swank
Contact: HoneySweet@zoominternet.net
  (724) 283-8637

BVABA brings together beekeepers of all experience levels throughout Southwestern Pennsylvania. We welcome anyone interested in honeybees.

President: Roberta Jones
Contact: 63chevy2jones50@gmail.com
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Serving Berks, Lebanon, Schuylkill, Montgomery Counties

President: Bill Clements / Allen Shaeffer
Contact: info@berksandschuylkillbeekeepers.org
  (484) 651-9405
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Serving Bucks and Montgomery Counties.

Our primary goals: to promote beekeeping and to share our experience.

President: Katie Graham
Contact: buckscountybeekeepers@gmail.com
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Serving the Pittsburgh area

President: Steve Repasky
Contact: srepasky@gmail.com
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Serving Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Lebanon, Perry, York Counties

President: Linda Purcell
Secretary: Deborah Buckfelder
Contact: linda.sweetbee@gmail.com
  (717) 566-6327
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Serving Huntingdon and Mifflin Counties

[Very Low Activity] Serving Lawrence, Butler, and Mercer Counties

President: Barry Leicher
Contact: Leicherfarm@zoominternet.net

Serving Centre County and the surrounding area

President: Joe DeLuca
Secretary: Sylvia Feldman
Contact: centrecountybeekeepers@gmail.com
  (814) 777-6672
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CCBA aims to: Assist members in the art and science of beekeeping, including sharing effective techniques, coping with problems and challenges, and supporting each other in our efforts.Promulgate information to the public about the valuable role of honey bees in nature and agriculture.Encourage more people to become involved in beekeeping.

President: Keith Jardine
Secretary: Dan Borkoski
Contact: sunbearapiary@gmail.com
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Encompassing Blair, Cambria, and Clearfield counties and including beekeepers from around the state and region who share our common goals: the advancement and improvement of the beekeeping industry and the state inspection, the eradication of diseases in all apiaries, the disbursement of knowledge regarding the value of the honey bee as a pollinating agent and the value of the honey as a food.

President: Bernie Svidergol
Secretary: Helen Evans
Contact: secretary@ccbee.org
  (814) 472-7637
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Serving Franklin, Fulton, Adams, Cumberland, Washington(MD) Counties

President: Ms. Randy King
Contact: rking@kingslandgallery.com
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Serving Montgomery, Delaware Counties

Contact: info@harritonhouse.org

Serving Jefferson and surrounding counties, Clarion, possibly Forest.

The purpose and function of the association is the promotion of the interest in honeybees and beekeeping throughout Jefferson County and the surrounding counties by such means as

  • Encourage and promote the best management practices in beekeeping
  • Encourage and promote the use of research-based information
  • Conduct meeting and /or programs to enhance and promote beekeeping as funding permits
President: Jeff Kriner
Secretary: Jocelynn Smrekar
Contact: (814) 379-3510

Serving Lancaster County.

The objectives of the Lancaster County County Honey Producers are to gain a better understanding of honeybee biology and behavior, provide public awareness and services, and to promote honey and other products of the hive.

President: Jim Pinkerton
Secretary: Steve Houser
Contact: president@lancasterbeekeepers.org
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Our mission is to promote the art and science of beekeeping by assisting our members, with the challenges they encounter, through the sharing of techniques and information and to educate the public of the importance of the Honey bee.

Serving Berks, Bucks, Carbon, Lehigh, Montgomery, Northampton, Schuylkill Counties

President: Steve Finke
Secretary: Ann Wertman & Jeanette Berta
Contact: (610) 737-7676
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Serving Lycoming, Clinton, Sullivan, Tioga, Union, Moutour Counties

Serving Monroe, Northhampton, Carbon, Lehigh County Counties

President: Bob Armstrong
Contact: RJArmstrong1@verizon.net
  (570) 620-9421
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Serving Montgomery and Bucks County Pennsylvania, the MCBA is an association of hobbyist and professional beekeepers. Our mission is to provide education, hands-on training, support, and fellowship in all aspects of beekeeping. Both experienced beekeepers and novices participate in our monthly meetings, field trips, and social events.

President: Mark Antunes
Vice President: Brian Marcy
Contact: Inquiries@MontCoBeekeepers.org
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Serving McKean, Potter, Tioga, Elk, and Cameron counties.

President: Joel Caldwell
Contact: buzzcaldwell@yahoo.com
  (814) 486-2762

Serving Pike, Wayne, Monroe, Lackawana, Luzerne and Wyoming counties.

Contact: purepahoney@gmail.com
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Open to serve the counties of Warren, Erie, Crawford, Mercer and Venango. The mission of our association is to foster the promotion, education and virtues of beekeeping.

President: Kirk Johnson
Secretary: Tara Miller
Contact: vbeefarm@windstream.net
NWPBA23273 Fry Rd.,Venango, Pa. 16440-1127
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Serving the Philadelphia area

President: Suzanne Matlock
Secretary: Russ Alexander
Contact: info@phillybeekeepers.org
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Serving Bradford, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Susquehanna, Wyoming Counties

We are a group of people interested in promoting and learning about honey bees. Our members include commercial, sideline and hobby beekeepers, and interested people who are not beekeepers. We meet to learn more about bees and beekeeping from guest speakers, local experienced beekeepers, and field days which are open to anyone interested in hands-on experience. We publish an educational newsletter and we have a teaching booth at the Harford Fair. Several members visit most of the schools in our area once each year to teach children about bees and beekeeping. Other members speak to adult groups and some have been volunteers sent to foreign countries to help beekeepers and to learn from them. We have an education fund, invested with the Community Foundation of Susquehanna and Wyoming Counties, designed to help young people who want to become beekeepers or study entomology.

President: James Wood
Secretary: Kandy Taylor & Ginny Wood
Contact: jimnginw@epix.net
  (570) 934-1166
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Serving Columbia, Lycoming, Montour, Northumberland, Snyder, Schuylkill Counties.

President: Eric Smith
Secretary: Brenda Aucker
Contact: info@thebeeyard.org
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Serving Washington County

President: Perry Arlia
Contact: parlia@att.net
  (724) 225-3701

Serving Wayne County

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Serving Westmoreland, Allegheny, Fayette, Washington Counties

President: Tim Komar
Contact: (724) 238-2104

Serving York and Adams Counties.

"Beekeeping that is environmentally correct, economically viable and socially just."

President: Coral Still-Glosser
Secretary: Gail Leasure
Contact: coral1051@gmail.com
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