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Many of the local associations listed here have their own fine websites. Please check them out for more detailed local information. Help us keep this information current; contact webmaster@pastatebeekeepers.org with any updates.

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

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

President: John G. Yakim
Contact: jyakim@aol.com
(412) 576-3062
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Serving Armstrong, Indiana, Butler and Clarion Counties. Our meetings are held the 4th Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m at Manor Twp. Municipal Building 306 Byron St. McGrann, Pa.

President: Dan Lynch
Secretary: Anita Lynch
Contact: danita@windstream.net
  (724) 545-6720
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Serving Columbia, Lycoming, Montour, Northumberland, Snyder, Schuylkill, and Union Counties.

President: Eric Smith
Secretary: Brenda Aucker
Contact: info@thebeeyard.org
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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: Kate Steck
Contact: info@bucksbeekeepers.com
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Serving the Pittsburgh area

President: Steve Repasky
Contact: srepasky@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 Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Lebanon, Perry, York Counties

President: Gary Carns
Secretary: Deborah Buckfelder
Contact: homers3@comcast.net
  (717) 215-9934
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Serving Huntingdon, Fulton, and Mifflin Counties

Contact: info@centralcountiesbeekeepers.org
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[Very Low Activity] Serving Lawrence, Butler, and Mercer Counties

President: Barry Leicher
Contact: Leicherfarm@zoominternet.net

Serving Centre County and the surrounding area

Co-Presidents: Dee Bagshaw and Nellie Bhattaria
Contact: centrecountybeekeepers@gmail.com
  (814) 571-9253
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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: keith.jardine@sap.com
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Country Barn Farm Bee Club brings together beekeepers of all experience levels together to share information and fellowship. Meetings first Thursday of each month, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Cooper-Siegel Community Library
403 Fox Chapel Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15238

President: Joe Zgurzynski
Contact: joe@countrybarnfarm.com
(412) 225-0930
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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
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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: Matthew Libhart
Secretary: Steve Houser
Contact: president@lancasterbeekeepers.org
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Serving (but not limited to) Lackawanna County. Mission: To foster interest in backyard beekeeping and provide a forum for discussion among local beekeepers. Free and open to the public. Meetings are held at Abington Community Library, 1200 West Grove Street, Clarks Summit, Pa. 18411 (570-587-3440) in the Ryon Room, at 6:30 pm on the second Thursday of the month. Date may change, if library has a conflict. Please check the Facebook Page or contact us or phone to confirm the date.

Co-leaders: Renee Czubowicz, Dr Maggie Miller
Contact: lackawannacountybackyardbeekeepers@gmail.com
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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: Paul Snellen
Secretary: Ann Wertman
Contact: pwright@paulwrightroofing.com
  (610) 770-3979
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Serving Luzerne county and surrounding areas. Meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month from January until November. Meetings from September to April held at Rice Township Municipal Building, 3000 Church Road, Mountain Top, PA, at 7 pm. If you have honeybees or are just interested in honeybees, you are welcome to attend. Summer meetings have been held at some of our members bee yards and have been a help to all.

Contact: hkeiner@pa.metrocast.net
  (570) 417-3262
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Serving Lycoming, Clinton, Sullivan, Tioga, Union, Moutour Counties

Contact: dandj70@verizon.net
  (570) 435-0445

Serving Monroe, Northhampton, Carbon, Lehigh County Counties. Located in the beautiful Pocono Mountains of Northeastern Pennsylvania, the Monroe County Beekeepers Association is an organization whose members share common interests, concerns and camaraderie in beekeeping. MCBA provides a forum whereby members have learned beekeeping skills since 1977. Continuing education in beekeeping is promoted through mentoring and guest speakers/demonstrations at monthly meetings. The Monroe County Beekeepers Association is dedicated to keeping its members informed of current beekeeping trends and assists its members to achieve high levels of confidence, skill and quality in bee management techniques.

President: Frank Williamson
Contact: fjlicata@yahoo.com
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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: Dan Boylan
Vice President: Brian Marcy
Contact: montcobee@yahoo.com
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Serving McKean, Potter, Tioga, Elk, and Cameron counties.

President: John Bradley
Contact: northcentralpabeekeepersassoc@gmail.com
  (814) 697-7586
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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: Charlie Vorisek
Secretary: Peggy Bell
Contact: vbeefarm@windstream.net
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Serving the Philadelphia area

President: David Harrod
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: Dave Taylor
Secretary: Rae-An Marsland & Lynnie Anderson
Contact: www.susquehannabeekeeping.com/#!contact-us/cl4l
  (570) 378-3728
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Serving Washington County

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

President: Larry Knack
Contact: DeaconLFK@hotmail.com
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Serving Westmoreland County

President: Burl Knupp
Contact: knuppcrane@hotmail.com
  (724) 493-0843
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Serving York and Adams Counties.

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

President: Coral Still-Glosser
Secretary: Molly McAuliffe
Contact: www.ycbk.org/contactus.html
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