Western PA Beekeeping Seminar
The Western PA Beekeeping Seminar occurs Friday and Saturday, February 19 & 20, at Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh-Monroeville, 101 Mall Boulevard, Monroeville, Pa. 15146. Featured speakers for the seminar include Dr. Jeff Harris, Assistant Extension and Research Professor at Mississippi State; Dr. Diana Sammataro, on the the authors of The Beekeeper’s Handbook and Dr. Christine Grosinger, Professor of Entomology and Director of Pollinator Research at Penn State University. Registration deadline is February 14th. More details on our Upcoming Events page.
2016 PA Farm Show Photos
The PA Farm Show was a success and photos have been added to our Farm Show page. Photos courtesy of Charles Vorisek - used by permission.
ABF Complimentary Membership for New Members
The American Beekeeping Federation is offering a free 2016 membership for anyone who has never been a member of ABF. See their website for details.
2015 Annual Conference News and Photos
The PSBA 2015 Beekeeper of the Year award was presented to Maryann Frazier at the conference banquet. As the senior extension associate in the Department of Entomology at Penn State specializing in apiculture, Maryann is responsible for honey bee extension throughout the state and cooperatively across the Mid-Atlantic region. She teaches courses in beekeeping, general entomology and teacher education and is involved in the department’s innovative public outreach program. She has worked closely with Chris Mullin and Jim Frazier on the potential role of pesticides on declining honey bee health in general and in 2010 co-authored a landmark paper on the presence of specific toxins in pollen and wax.
Maryann is also committed to international development, having worked with beekeepers in Sudan, Kenya, Uganda, Costa Rica, and Panama and has been a long time philosopher, guide and friend for countless members of the PSBA.
Maryann will be retiring from her position at Penn State. Congratulations Maryann.
Conference Photos (Photos by Ken Hoover)
2015 Summer Picnic Photos
State declares "Pollinator Week"June 15-21 designated as Pollinator Week.
PSBA Winter Loss Survey Results
This year's Winter Loss Survey's summary of results are now available. Your participation has been greatly appreciated.
2015 PA State Apiary Inspection
Inspections for the year have ended and are expected to resume in Spring 2016.
Bee Informed Colony Loss Survey Results
Preliminary results are now available.
"Creating a Federal Strategy to Promote the Health of Honey Bees and Other Pollinators"
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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. The honey queen also writes a monthly article detailing her past activities.
Honey Sale Legislation Documents
Bee Behavior Expert Studies Honeybee Swarms
Read the Smithsonian article about Thomas Seeley: "The Secret Life of Bees".
Previous editions of the PSBA Newsletter are now archived online for your convenience.
A list of Pesticide descriptions and information is available on our Current Research page.
Documents and Brochures Available in PDF Format
Best Management Practices (updated 6/25/13)
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