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Central Western Beekeepers

Saturday, October 5, 6:00 p.m.at St. Johns Reformed Church. Pot Luck Dinner. For more information, contact Robert McMillin, email rmcmill@zoominternet.net.

Jefferson County Beekeepers

Sunday, November 24, 2:00 p.m. at Hartzell's Honeys and Bee Supplies, Brookfield, Pa. For more information call 814-653-2054.

Lancaster County Beekeepers

Wednesday, October 21, 6:00 p.m. at Dutch Gold Honey, Lancaster. Honey Round Up and Election of officers For additional information, contact Jim Pinkerton at 717-653-5911 or email or visit the website www.lancasterbeekeepers.org.

Beekeepers of Susquehanna Valley

Tuesday, November 17, 7:00 p.m. at Union County Government Center, Lewisburg. Contact Jim Aucker at 570-458-6027, email info@thebeeyard.org or visit www.thebeeyard.org for more information.

Central Counties Beekeepers

Thursday, December 10, 6:00 p.m. at the Penn State Extension Office, Huntingdon. Annual Banquet. For additional information visit www.centralcountiesbeekeepers.org.

Lycoming County Beekeepers

Tuesday, October 11, 7:00 p.m. at the Montoursville Borough Hall. Contact Aaron Kolb at 570-323-8670 for more information.

North American Beekeeping Conference

January 10 - 14 at the San Luis Resort & Galveston Island Convention Center, Galveston, TX. This is a joint conference of the American Beekeeping Federation, the American Honey Producers Association and the Canadian Honey Council. Visit the ABF website: abfnet.org for registration and additional information.

Lehigh Valley Beekeepers - Introduction to Beekeeping

February 8 & 22, March 8 & 22, 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. at the Rothrock Library on the campus of Lehigh Carbon Community College in Schnecksville. Also includes a trip to the club apiary on the LCCC campus to work with some live colonies in late March.  Registration Form   Visit the LVBA website for more information.

West Virginia Beekeepers Spring Conference

April 21 & 22, Olglebay Resort, Wheeling, WV, sponsored by the Tri-State Beekeepers Association. Reduced rates for early registration. Visit the website for more information and to register.

Kids and Bees "Beekeeping Academy"

Thursday, August 3, 9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.at the University of Delaware. The Beekeeping Academy is a one day camp for up to twelve kids going into grades four through six. Students will spend their day in a fun and educational immersion into the world of the bee. The 2017 Bee Academy is a collaboration between the Eastern Apicultural Society, the American Beekeeping Federation, University of Delaware, and the Bee Girl organization. Tuition for the academy is $60 per student. Details

Wayne County Beekeepers

Monday, October 2, 7:30 p.m. at Wayne County Park Street Complex, 648 Park Street, Honesdale. For more information, contact the Agricultural Extension Office at 570-253-5970 – EXT 4110.

Country Barn Farm Bee Club

Thursday, October 5, 6:00 p.m. at the Cooper-Siegel Community Library, 403 Fox Chapel Rd., Pittsburgh. For futher information contact joe@countrybarnfarm.com.

Bucks County Beekeepers Association (BCBA)

Tuesday, October 10 at the Plumbsteadville Grange, Plumbsteadville. All are welcome. Visit www.bucksbeekeepers.com for details.

Monroe County Beekeepers

Wednesday, October 11, 7:00 p.m. at the Monroe County Conservation District, Stroudsburg. Visit their website: www.monroecountybeekeepers.org for more information.

Lackawanna Backyard Beekeepers

Thursday, October 12, 6:30 p.m. at the Abington Community Library, 1200 W Grove St, Clarks Summit. All are welcome. Date of meeting is occasionally changed due to Library activities--please use facebook or email (see info links below) to make sure of meeting dates. For additional information, contact Renee Czubowicz, 570-335-3091 or Dr. Maggie Miller, 570-877-3064 or visit the club’s Facebook page or email lackawannabackyardbeekeepers@gmail.com.

Country Barn Farm Bee Club

Thursday, November 2, 6:00 p.m. at the Cooper-Siegel Community Library, 403 Fox Chapel Rd., Pittsburgh. For futher information contact joe@countrybarnfarm.com.

Monroe County Beekeepers

Wednesday, November 8, 7:00 p.m. at the Monroe County Conservation District, Stroudsburg. Visit their website: www.monroecountybeekeepers.org for more information.

Lackawanna Backyard Beekeepers

Thursday, November 9, 6:30 p.m. at the Abington Community Library, 1200 W Grove St, Clarks Summit. All are welcome. Date of meeting is occasionally changed due to Library activities--please use facebook or email (see info links below) to make sure of meeting dates. For additional information, contact Renee Czubowicz, 570-335-3091 or Dr. Maggie Miller, 570-877-3064 or visit the club’s Facebook page or email lackawannabackyardbeekeepers@gmail.com.

Wayne County Beekeepers

Monday, November 13, 7:30 p.m. at Wayne County Park Street Complex, 648 Park Street, Honesdale. For more information, contact the Agricultural Extension Office at 570-253-5970 – EXT 4110.

Bucks County Beekeepers Association (BCBA)

Tuesday, November 14 at the Plumbsteadville Grange, Plumbsteadville. All are welcome. Visit www.bucksbeekeepers.com for details.

Country Barn Farm Bee Club

Thursday, December 7, 6:00 p.m. at the Cooper-Siegel Community Library, 403 Fox Chapel Rd., Pittsburgh. For futher information contact joe@countrybarnfarm.com.

Bucks County Beekeepers Association (BCBA)

Tuesday, December 12 at the Plumbsteadville Grange, Plumbsteadville. All are welcome. Visit www.bucksbeekeepers.com for details.

Lackawanna Backyard Beekeepers

Thursday, December 14, 6:30 p.m. at the Abington Community Library, 1200 W Grove St, Clarks Summit. All are welcome. Date of meeting is occasionally changed due to Library activities--please use facebook or email (see info links below) to make sure of meeting dates. For additional information, contact Renee Czubowicz, 570-335-3091 or Dr. Maggie Miller, 570-877-3064 or visit the club’s Facebook page or email lackawannabackyardbeekeepers@gmail.com.

Pennsylvania Farm Show

January 6 - 13, 2018 at the Farm Show Complex, Harrisburg. The Pennsylvania Farm Show is the Pennsylvania State Beekeepers’ Association’s showcase annual event and the primary source of fund raising for the Pennsylvania Honey Queen Program.

Western Pennsylvania Beekeeping Seminar

Friday and Saturday, February 16 & 17, 2018, at Gateway High School, 3000 Gateway Campus Blvd., Monroeville, Pa. Note the new venue.

The Seminar runs Friday night from 7-9 p.m. with Dr. Milbrath speaking about the “Amazing Anatomical Adaptations of Honey Bees”.

Saturday morning registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and will follow with presentations by both Dr. Meghan Milbrath and Dwight Wells. . Dr. Milbrath has worked with the University of Michigan in conducting honeybee and pollinator research while Dwight Wells is V.P of Buckeye Queen Producers and member of the Heartland Honey Bee Breeders Cooperative. WTAE morning news anchor (and fellow beekeeper), Michelle Wright, will be MC of the event. After lunch there will be breakout sessions on various beekeeping topics and the Seminar will conclude around 4:30 p.m.

Breakout sessions will include the following confirmed speakers:
  • Neal Kober – Overwintering Nucs
  • Fred Blosat – Cooking with Honey
  • Mike Beougher – Swarm Trapping – Genetic Resource
  • Jamie Walters – Queen Management & Small Scale Queen Production
  • Kris Hughes – Selecting Extraction Equipment
Vendors currently signed up to be there:
  • Ernst Seed
  • Kopar Honey Farm
  • Mann Lake
  • Brushy Mountain
  • Heartland Honey Bee Breeders Cooperative
  • MDA Splitter
  • Simpson Bee Supply
  • Blue Sky Bee Supply
  • Oxavap
  • Beehive Thermal Industries
  • Kelly Bee Supply
  • Plant it Earth
  • Better Bee
  • Meadow Sweet Apiaries
  • Country Barn Farm
  • PSBA
  • and the PA Honey Queen!

Cost is $60 per adult which includes lunch / $40 for youth guest (under the age of 18).
**A Beginning Beekeeping session will be offered in tandem with the Seminar on Saturday and is limited to 75 participants. Beginning Beekeeping Session registration (includes access to vendors & lunch) $75.
Details, Registration, etc.

Chester County Beekeepers' Annual Conference

Saturday, March 10, at the Merion Science Center, West Chester University, in West Chester.   View Flyer   For more details visit www.chescobees.org/2350-2/. Now is the time to register at EventBrite.

Annual Spring Hive Irradiation Event

Monday, March 12, 10:30 a.m. at Sterigenics, 75 Tilbury Road, Salem, NJ 08079. Allows beekeepers to sterilize their hive wooden ware and other contaminated equipment using gamma irradiation. Flyer   Further details at www.montcopabees.org/services-resources/irradiation/.

Delaware Valley University Beekeeping Course (Queen Rearing)

Saturday, Sunday, & Tuesday, May 12, 13, 22, at the Delaware Valley University Main Campus, Doylestown, DE. By Vincent Aloyo, Ph.D., Master Beekeeper.
View Flyer   Further Details and Registration.

Capital Area Beekeepers 31th Annual Short Course

Saturdays, May 5 & 12, 8:00 a.m. (May 5 - Part 1) at Dauphin County Agriculture and Natural Resources Center, 1451 Peters Mountain Road, Dauphin. Part 2, (noon, May 12) at Strites Orchard, 1000 Strites Road, Harrisburg. The cost of the Short Course is $50 which includes a CABA membership and the Penn State Book, "Fundamentals of Beekeeping". For additional information visit cabapa.org, or contact John Novinger, 717-365-3215, email jdnovinger@epix.net.

Burgh Bees

Saturday, June 16, PA Queen Improvement Field Day (Day 1 of 2) Nuc Building Workshop. In cooperation with the PA Queen Improvement Project and Burgh Bees, this two-part event will provide an outstanding educational opportunity and daughter queens reared from instrumentally inseminated queens of Purdue improved genetic stock. (Day 2 is June 30.) Contact Jeff Shaw jeff@burghbees.com (412) 576-3590 or visit http://burghbees.com/?page_id=7168 for additional information.

Burgh Bees

Saturday, June 16, Open Apiary. Want to learn more about bees and beekeeping? Want to see inside a beehive? Want to tour our Certified Pollination Gardens? Then, come out to our monthly Open Apiary.

Contact Jeff Shaw jeff@burghbees.com (412) 576-3590 or visit http://burghbees.com/?page_id=4568 for additional information.

Berks-Schuylkill Beekeepers

Wednesday, June 20, 7:00 p.m. at Berks Ag Center, 1238 County Welfare Rd., Reading, For more information visit https://berksandschuylkillbeekeepers.org/.

York County Beekeepers

Saturday, June 23, at Penn State, York. Picnic : hosted by the Gingrich’s in Dover. Visit the website www.ycbk.org for more details.

Centre County Beekeepers

Saturday, June 23, 2:00 p.m. at Craig Cella's apiary, Schenks Cemetary, Howard. This location is at Bald Eagle State Park on Dowdy Hole Road, near the beginning waters of the lake. (If you get to the main entrance to Bald Eagle State Park, you've gone about 2 miles too far!) Traveling from Milesburg on 150, you have 2 choices: 1) take a Right off 150 onto Nursery Rd. At the T in the road, take a Left and travel along this road for almost 1 mile till you get to a Left turn in the road AND a latched gate ahead. The apiary is behind the latched gate. 2) take the Right AFTER Nursery Road. At the T in the road you'll see a latched gate to your left. The apiary is behind this latched gate. Craig will be sharing about his system for keeping bees on a trailer! For more information, visit www.centrecountybees.com, or contact centrecountybeekeepers@gmail.com.

Queen Grafting Workshop

Sunday, June 24, 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. at Always Summer Herbs, 199 Magill Rd, Slippery Rock. sponsored by the Purdue C.A.R.E Grant in conjunction with the PA Queen Bee Improvement Project. Instructors: Jeff Berta and Steve Repasky.
Class: This is a hands on workshop so bring your veil. The creation of starter and finisher colonies will be discussed and demonstrated along with techniques for queen breeding and improving local PA stock. You will be grafting under the direction of Jeff and Steve. Bring a well ventilated queenless nuc with lots of nurse bees and take home any grafts that you make!
Cost: $75.00 – Includes instruction, a grafting tool, grafting cups, cell bar and frame.
Registration: Space is limited to 20 people so register now by emailing your name and phone number to meadowsweetbees@gmail.com with the words PA Queen Improvement in the subject line. Payment will be collected the day of the event.

Burgh Bees

Monday, June 25, at Threadbare Cider House & Meadery, 1291 Spring Garden Ave, Pittsburgh. Monthly Meet Up & Discussion. Contact Jeff Shaw jeff@burghbees.com (412) 576-3590 or visit http://burghbees.com/?page_id=4568 for additional information.

Beaver Valley Area Beekeepers

Monday, June 25, at Soergel orchards 2573 Brandt School Rd., Wexford. Speaker: Grant Stiles, commercial beekeeper. Contact John Yakim at 412-576-3062 or email jyakim@aol.com for more information.

Burgh Bees

Saturday, June 30, PA Queen Improvement Field Day (Day 2of 2 ) Queen Distribution Workshop. In cooperation with the PA Queen Improvement Project and Burgh Bees, this two-part event will provide an outstanding educational opportunity and daughter queens reared from instrumentally inseminated queens of Purdue improved genetic stock. Contact Jeff Shaw jeff@burghbees.com (412) 576-3590 or visit http://burghbees.com/?page_id=7168 for additional information.

Beaver Valley Area Beekeepers

Saturday and Sunday, June 30 - July 1. Queen rearing and grafting workshop. Instructors: Dwight Wells and Jamie Walters. Contact John Yakim at 412-576-3062 or email jyakim@aol.com for more information.

North East PA Beekeepers

Wednesday, July 4, 7:00 p.m. at 32 Comm St., Honesdale. For more information, contact Charles Kinbar at purepahoney@gmail.com or call 570-497-6402.

Indiana PA Honey Bee

Wednesday, July 11, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m at St. Andrew's Village 1155 Indian Springs Road, Indiana. For further information, email indianacountypahoneybee@gmail.com.

PSBA Summer Picnic

Saturday, July 14, at Fisher Bee Farm, located at 1 Queen Bee Lane, McVeytown. Lehigh Valley Beekeepers’ Association will sponsor the picnic. Details and Directions

Burgh Bees

Sunday, July 15, 10:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at Settlers Cabin Park – Gilbert Love Shelter. Annual Picnic. Cost: $10 per adult. Kids under 18 are free (The Cooked Goose will provide a buffet.)

Contact Jeff Shaw jeff@burghbees.com (412) 576-3590 or visit http://burghbees.com/?page_id=4568 for additional information.

Berks-Schuylkill Beekeepers

Wednesday, July 18, 7:00 p.m. at Berks Ag Center, 1238 County Welfare Rd., Reading, For more information visit https://berksandschuylkillbeekeepers.org/.

Philadelphia Beekeepers Guild

Thursday, July 19, 7:00 p.m. at St. James School, 3217 W. Clearfield Street, Philadelphia. For more information email info@phillybeekeepers.org.

Beaver Valley Area Beekeepers

Saturday, July 21, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at Sisters of St. Joseph, 1020 W. State Street, Baden. Picnic: Bring a dessert or side dish. Contact John Yakim at 412-576-3062 or email jyakim@aol.com for more information.

Centre County Beekeepers

Saturday, July 21, 2:00 p.m. at Larry Adam's apiary at 100 Hillcrest Street, Philipsburg. Meeting and Picnic. Larry has been keeping bees for over 40 years, having begun his beekeeping journey at age 16 with a cutout. He is interested in sharing his experiences with Russian hybrids in his apiary this year and catching swarms. For more information, visit www.centrecountybees.com, or contact centrecountybeekeepers@gmail.com.

Delaware Valley University Beekeeping Course (Introductory Beekeeping)

Friday, Saturday, Sunday, July 20, 21, 22, at the Delaware Valley University Main Campus, Doylestown, DE. By Vincent Aloyo, Ph.D., Master Beekeeper.
View Flyer   Further Details and Registration.

Burgh Bees

Monday, July 23, 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. at Threadbare Cider House & Meadery, 1291 Spring Garden Ave, Pittsburgh. "Special Evening Lecture Event" Kirsten Traynor, PhD, Editor American Bee Journal.

Contact Jeff Shaw jeff@burghbees.com (412) 576-3590 or visit http://burghbees.com/?page_id=4568 for additional information.

Beekeepers of Armstrong, Butler, Clarion and Indiana

Monday, July 23, 6:30 p.m. at the club apiary located near the Crooked Creek Environmental Center near 142 Kerr Road, Ford City. There will be "hands on" demos in the bee yard. For more information, visit www.pa-beekeepers-abci.com or call Anita Lynch (Secretary) at 724-919-2960 with any questions.

York County Beekeepers

Thursday, July 26, at Penn State, York. Luke Goembel: 8 Years from Two Packages Visit the website www.ycbk.org for more details.

Westmoreland Beekeepers

Friday, July 27, 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. at the barn behind the Penn State extension, 214 Donohoe Rd., Greensburg. For further information, contact Burl Knupp at 724-493-0843.

Susquehanna Beekeepers of NEPA

Saturday, July 28, at the Claverack Bldg. Montrose. Work Day, Picnic & Meeting. Contact Jim Perkins at 570-967-2634 or visit www.susquehannabeekeeping.com for details.

North East PA Beekeepers

Wednesday, August 1, 7:00 p.m. at 32 Comm St., Honesdale. For more information, contact Charles Kinbar at purepahoney@gmail.com or call 570-497-6402.

Beekeepers of Armstrong, Butler, Clarion and Indiana

August 2 - 5, at their educational booth at the Fort Armstrong Folk Festival at Riverfront Park in Kittanning. Pa State Honey Queen, Hannah Albright, will join us there on Saturday, August 4th. For more information, visit www.pa-beekeepers-abci.com or call Anita Lynch (Secretary) at 724-919-2960 with any questions.

Westmoreland Beekeepers

Sunday, August 5, 1:00 p.m at the Milliron Family Church pavilion located on Milliron Church Road near New Stanton. WCBA Picnic. For further information, contact Burl Knupp at 724-493-0843.

Indiana PA Honey Bee

Wednesday, August 8, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m at St. Andrew's Village 1155 Indian Springs Road, Indiana. For further information, email indianacountypahoneybee@gmail.com.

Beekeepers of Armstrong, Butler, Clarion and Indiana

Saturday, August 11, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at the Crooked Creek Environmental Center, Ford City. For more information, visit www.pa-beekeepers-abci.com or call Anita Lynch (Secretary) at 724-919-2960 with any questions.

Eastern Apicultural Society (EAS) Conference and Short Course

August 13 - August 17, at Hampton Roads Convention Center, 1610 Coliseum Drive, Hampton, VA.    View the flyer.    Registration (Save $25 by registering before July 27th.) Additional information, including speakers, events, and accomodations, available at the EAS website..

Ag Progress Days

Tuesday thru Thursday, August 14-16, at the Russell E. Larson Agricultural Research Center at Rock Springs, 9 miles southwest of State College on Rt. 45. Admission and parking are free. More information at http://agsci.psu.edu/apd.

Hours
Tuesday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Thursday: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

If you are willing to volunteer at this event, please contact Aaron Fisher at aaron@fisherbeefarm.com or phone 717-242-4373.

Berks-Schuylkill Beekeepers

Wednesday, August 15, 7:00 p.m. at Berks Ag Center, 1238 County Welfare Rd., Reading, For more information visit https://berksandschuylkillbeekeepers.org/.

Philadelphia Beekeepers Guild

Thursday, August 16, 7:00 p.m. at St. James School, 3217 W. Clearfield Street, Philadelphia. For more information email info@phillybeekeepers.org.

Franklin County Beekeepers - Honey Bee Festival

Saturday, August 18, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at Kingsland Apiary, 7920 Ward Dr., Mercersburg, Celebrating National/World Honeybee Day.   Details.   Visit the FCBA website for more information.

Susquehanna Beekeepers of NEPA

August 20-25, at the Harford Fair. Contact Jim Perkins at 570-967-2634 or visit www.susquehannabeekeeping.com for details.

York County Beekeepers

Thursday, August 23, at Penn State, York. Speaker: Margarita Lopez-Uribe. Visit the website www.ycbk.org for more details.

2 Cs and a Bee Beekeepers

Saturday, August 25, 12:00 p.m. at Canoe Creek State Park (Pavilion 1). Annual Picnic and Auction. More information at www.ccbee.org.

Beekeepers of Armstrong, Butler, Clarion and Indiana

Tuesday, August 28, 6:30 p.m. at the club apiary located near the Crooked Creek Environmental Center near 142 Kerr Road, Ford City. There will be "hands on" demos in the bee yard. For more information, visit www.pa-beekeepers-abci.com or call Anita Lynch (Secretary) at 724-919-2960 with any questions.

North East PA Beekeepers

Wednesday, September 5, 7:00 p.m. at 32 Comm St., Honesdale. For more information, contact Charles Kinbar at purepahoney@gmail.com or call 570-497-6402.

Indiana PA Honey Bee

Wednesday, September 12, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m at St. Andrew's Village 1155 Indian Springs Road, Indiana. For further information, email indianacountypahoneybee@gmail.com.

Susquehanna Beekeepers of NEPA

Friday, September 14, 7:00 p.m. at the Claverack Bldg. Montrose. Contact Jim Perkins at 570-967-2634 or visit www.susquehannabeekeeping.com for details.

Westmoreland Beekeepers

Saturday, September 15, 4:00 p.m at the barn behind the Penn State extension, 214 Donohoe Rd., Greensburg. Learning Rendezvous. For further information, contact Burl Knupp at 724-493-0843.

Berks-Schuylkill Beekeepers

Wednesday, September 19, 7:00 p.m. at Berks Ag Center, 1238 County Welfare Rd., Reading, For more information visit https://berksandschuylkillbeekeepers.org/.

North Central PA Beekeepers

Wednesday, September 19, 2:00 p.m. at Coudersport. Speaker – Michele Colopy from the Pollinator Stewardship Council. 2:00 - 4:00 2 presentations – Understanding the Pollinator Crisis &Creating Pollinator Habitat. 6:00 – presentation – Pesticides wintering in your hives. For more information contact Joan Bradley at 814-697-7586, or email northcentralpabeekeepersassoc@gmail.com.

Beekeepers of Armstrong, Butler, Clarion and Indiana

Tuesday, September 25, 7:00 p.m. at the Manor Twp. Vol. Fire Dept., 167 Byron Street, McGrann. For more information, visit www.pa-beekeepers-abci.com or call Anita Lynch (Secretary) at 724-919-2960 with any questions.

Montgomery Co. Beekeepers

Thursday, September 27, 7:00 p.m. at the Montgomery County 4-H Center, 1015 Bridge Road (Route 113), Skippack. Joe Duffy will present on wax processing. Joe has been beekeeping for many years. He has been active in the association by serving as president and remains active in the association yearly Farm Show competition. Beginning in his early years of beekeeping, Joe became fascinated with honey bee wax. With practice, he became proficient in his method of wax processing and won prizes for his entries in competitions. Also, Ronnie and Paul Menard will discuss the art of candle making. They have been beekeeping for 10 years and have won prizes for their entries in candle competition. Learn all about processing wax from Montgomery Co. Beekeepers experts. Contact Dan Boylan at 610-906-6182 or dpboylan@comcast.net or visit their website: for more information

North East PA Beekeepers

Wednesday, October 3, 7:00 p.m. at 32 Comm St., Honesdale. For more information, contact Charles Kinbar at purepahoney@gmail.com or call 570-497-6402.

Indiana PA Honey Bee

Wednesday, October 10, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m at St. Andrew's Village 1155 Indian Springs Road, Indiana. For further information, email indianacountypahoneybee@gmail.com.

Susquehanna Beekeepers of NEPA

Saturday, October 13, at the Claverack Bldg. Montrose. Board Meeting. Contact Jim Perkins at 570-967-2634 or visit www.susquehannabeekeeping.com for details.

Berks-Schuylkill Beekeepers

Wednesday, October 17, 7:00 p.m. at Berks Ag Center, 1238 County Welfare Rd., Reading, For more information visit https://berksandschuylkillbeekeepers.org/.

Westmoreland Beekeepers

Friday, October 19, 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. at the barn behind the Penn State extension, 214 Donohoe Rd., Greensburg. For further information, contact Burl Knupp at 724-493-0843.

York County Beekeepers

Saturday, October 20, Banquet at the Central Market. Visit the website www.ycbk.org for more details.

Beekeepers of Armstrong, Butler, Clarion and Indiana

Tuesday, October 23, 7:00 p.m. at the Manor Twp. Vol. Fire Dept., 167 Byron Street, McGrann. For more information, visit www.pa-beekeepers-abci.com or call Anita Lynch (Secretary) at 724-919-2960 with any questions.

Montgomery Co. Beekeepers

Thursday, October 25, 7:00 p.m. at the Montgomery County 4-H Center, 1015 Bridge Road (Route 113), Skippack. Jim Bobb will present on his travels and adventures to Nairobi where he learned and observed how African Honey bees are managed. Jim participated in a tour organized by MaryAnn Frazier who has been visiting and gathering information on this topic over the years. Learn why African bee species may manage varroa with less destructruction. Also, Paul Snellen, of Lehigh Valley Beekeepers Association, will show and describe his efforts to promote propolis deposits on the inside of honey bee wooden ware. Learn from his 4 years of experimenting with this important honey bee resource. And to get you thinking of the upcoming winter, Justin and Sarah Humes will talk about their overwintering management that has been very successful. Contact Dan Boylan at 610-906-6182 or dpboylan@comcast.net or visit their website: for more information

Susquehanna Beekeepers of NEPA

Saturday, October 27, 6:00 p.m. at the Claverack Bldg. Montrose. Annual Dinner, Election & Guest Speaker. Contact Jim Perkins at 570-967-2634 or visit www.susquehannabeekeeping.com for details.

Northwestern PA Beekeepers

Saturday, October 27, 10:00 a.m. at Edinboro University R. Benjamin Wiley Arts & Science Center, 200 Cooper Circle, Edinboro. Topic: Winterization Techniques. Guest Speaker via Skype: Randy Oliver, Entomologist and Varroa Mite Management Expert. He will provide a Varroa Update. Further information at www.nwpabeekeepers.com/events-calendar.html.

Empire State Honey Producers Fall Meeting

Thursday, Friday and Saturday, November 1 - 3, at the at the Embassy Suites by Hilton - Syracuse Destiny USA, 311 Hiawatha Blvd West, Syracuse, NY.   Details

2018 PSBA Annual Conference

Friday and Saturday, November 2 & 3, at the at the Ramada, State College. We have a great line up of speakers and topics of interest to both new and experienced beekeepers. Conference Registration is open till 21 October, but hotel room reservations for the Ramada State College Hotel and Conference Center must be made by 15 October.   Details, Agenda (subject to change), and Registration

North East PA Beekeepers

Wednesday, November 7, 7:00 p.m. at 32 Comm St., Honesdale. For more information, contact Charles Kinbar at purepahoney@gmail.com or call 570-497-6402.

Westmoreland Beekeepers

Sunday, November 11, 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. at the barn behind the Penn State extension, 214 Donohoe Rd., Greensburg. Learning Rendezvous. For further information, contact Burl Knupp at 724-493-0843.

Philadelphia Beekeepers Guild

Thursday, November 15, 7:00 p.m. at St. James School, 3217 W. Clearfield Street, Philadelphia. For more information email info@phillybeekeepers.org.

Northwestern PA Beekeepers

Saturday, November 17, 10:00 a.m. at Edinboro University R. Benjamin Wiley Arts & Science Center, 200 Cooper Circle, Edinboro. Topic: Winterization Panel Q&A. Further information at www.nwpabeekeepers.com/events-calendar.html.

Berks-Schuylkill Beekeepers

Wednesday, November 21, 7:00 p.m. at Berks Ag Center, 1238 County Welfare Rd., Reading, For more information visit https://berksandschuylkillbeekeepers.org/.

North East PA Beekeepers

Wednesday, December 5, 7:00 p.m. at 32 Comm St., Honesdale. For more information, contact Charles Kinbar at purepahoney@gmail.com or call 570-497-6402.

Westmoreland Beekeepers

Friday, December 14, 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. at the barn behind the Penn State extension, 214 Donohoe Rd., Greensburg. For further information, contact Burl Knupp at 724-493-0843.

Berks-Schuylkill Beekeepers

Wednesday, December 19, 7:00 p.m. at Berks Ag Center, 1238 County Welfare Rd., Reading, For more information visit https://berksandschuylkillbeekeepers.org/.

Kenya Beekeeping Tour

January 16 - 26, 9-day tour of Eastern Kenya. A great opportunity to see a beautiful African country, meet real beekeepers and experience African bees and beekeeping. Tour includes visiting at least one or two local primary schools, doing several game drives including one through Tsavo East Natioanl Park (kws.go.ke/content/tsavo-east-national-park) famous for its large elephant families and spending a day on the East Coast enjoying the Indian Ocean. The tour is limited to 15 people, on a first come first severed basis and will be led by Dr. Elliud Muli, a renowned Kenyan beekeeping specialist, Kenyan beekeeper Joseph Kilonzo and Maryann Frazier, retired Penn State honey bee extension specialist who has worked with bees in Kenya for 10 years.   Flyer  Details

APIMONDIA 2019

September 8 - 12, in Montreal. For additional information, visit www.apimondia2019.com/.

If you are a representative of a local PA bee association and would like your event listed here, please contact webmaster@pastatebeekeepers.org with the date, time, and location of the event. Preferably include website link or contact information for further details.

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