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2019 PSBA Summer Picnic

The PSBA summer picnic will be held Saturday, July 13 at Fisher Bee Farm, 1 Queen Bee Lane, McVeytown (same location as last year). North Western Pennsylvania Beekeepers Association will sponsor the picnic.

The Executive Committee will meet at 10:00 a.m. Clubs are encouraged to send a representative.

Lunch will be served around 12:30 p.m. The North Western PA BKA will provide the entrée (current plans are pulled pork, pulled chicken, and Smith’s hotdogs). Members are requested to bring a side dish or dessert to share.

W. Fisher Bee Farm or PSBA will provide smoker grills, stove, tabling, and cooking supplies, drinks, cups, plates, cutlery, and napkins. W. Fisher Bee Farm allows you to bring your favorite alcoholic beverage, especially if it is a honey product. People are welcome to stay into the evening hours to hang out. Anyone wishing to camp out at the site should contact Aaron to coordinate a spot.

There will be a Queen Swap and Sale, so bring your best genetics to trade or prepare a queenless colony before the picnic and purchase a queen to improve or diversify your stock. Remember, queens reared after the summer solstice will be less likely to swarm next spring.

Planning is ongoing and additional details will be provided as they become available.

Directions to Fisher Bee Farm

Directions from Mt. Union: At the 522 and 22 merger (just outside of Mt. Union), continue on 522N, 22E for approximately 7 miles to Ferguson Valley Road. Make a left hand turn onto Ferguson Valley Road, travel approximately 1 mile Queen Bee Lane will be on your left.

Directions from Lewistown: Take the 522 South bypass at Lewistown, follow approximately 11 miles to red light in McVeytown. Continue straight on 522S/22W for 7 miles to Ferguson Valley Road. Make a right hand turn onto Ferguson Valley Road, travel approximately 1 mile Queen Bee Lane will be on your left.

Please note that to find the 1 Queen Bee Lane address, use the directions above and/or view it on the map, rather than using a GPS. If the GPS has not been updated, it will route to a different location in McVeytown.

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