Upcoming Pennsylvania Farm Show
The 100th Pennsylvania Farm Show is coming up quickly! Here are a few quick announcements: There are openings left for Individual and County Exhibits. Late entries are being accepted on-line. Contact Charlie at email@example.com for questions. Exhibit entries must arrive at the Farm Show on Thursday, Jan 7th, between 9:00AM and 6:00PM. Pre-entry must be done on-line
Premium Book may be viewed at: www.farmshow.state.pa.us/files/Department22Apiary.pdf. For Extracted Honey it is strongly suggested that you enter the color class below and above what you think it is. Honeys will be placed in color classes using a digital color grader. Exhibits may not be removed before 5:00PM on closing Saturday, Jan 16th. All apiary products exhibited must be the product of the Pennsylvania beekeepers or a member of a Pennsylvania association and must be produced in Pennsylvania.
2015 Annual Conference News and Photos
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.
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 6-17-15. Old Waggles are archived along with regular published newsletters.
"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.
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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