Beekeeping Calendar of Events
Upcoming Dates to Remember
Montgomery Co. Beekeepers
Thursday, March 26, 7:00 p.m. at the 4-H Center, Skippack. Queen Cell Program with discussion of accomplishments, success stories and statistics from 2014. Contact Dan Boylan at 610-906-6182 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit their website: for more information
York County Beekeepers
Thursday, March 26, 7:00 p.m. at the York County School of Technology, York. Dr. Meghan Milbraith, from Minnesota, is the guest speaker. Visit the website www.ycbk.org for more details.
Tuesday, March 31, 7:00 p.m. at the Cannon Coffee, Pittsburgh. Potluck social – Discussion Topic will be Installing Nucs and Packages: What to expect weeks 1-4. Contact Steve Repasky at 412-445-7872; email email@example.com or visit the Burgh Bees website for additional information.
Wayne County Beekeepers
Monday, April 6, 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.
Monroe County Beekeepers
Wednesday, April 8, 7:00 p.m. at the Monroe County Conservation District, Stroudsburg. Visit their website: www.monroecountybeekeepers.org for more information.
North East PA Beekeepers
Wednesday, April 8, 7:30 p.m. at 32 Comm St., Honesdale. For more information, contact Charles Kinbar at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 570-497-6402.
Lackawanna Backyard Beekeepers
Thursday, April 9, 6:30 p.m. at the Keystone College, Harris Hall, room 104, LaPlume. For additional information, contact Jared Jaffe at email@example.com
Susquehanna Beekeepers of NEPA
Friday, April 10, 7:00 p.m. at the Claverack Bldg., Montrose. Master Gardeners, Pollinators and Pollination. Contact Jim Perkins, Program Chair at 570-967-2634 or check on www.susquehannabeekeeping.com for updates.
Saturday, April 11, in Coudersport (exact times and location to be announced). Morning: Beginning Beekeeping Seminar; Afternoon: Other Topics. For more information, contact Joan Bradley at 814-697-7586 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Sheila Gabreski, Penn State Extension at 814-274-8540.
Lehigh Valley Beekeepers
Thursday, April 16, at the Lehigh County Ag Bldg., Allentown. Swarms, Preventing and Capturing presented by Ron Bogansky. Contact Steve Finke at 610-737-7676 or email email@example.com for more information.
Beekeepers of Susquehanna Valley
Lancaster County Beekeepers
Tuesday, April 21, 6:00 p.m. at the North Museum of Science and Natural History, Lancaster. Topics: Spring work, swarm prevention, making splits and all the other spring concerns of a beekeeper. For additional information and RSVP, contact Jim Pinkerton at 717-653-5911 or email or visit the website www.lancasterbeekeepers.org.
Montgomery Co. Beekeepers
Thursday, April 23, 7:00 p.m. at the 4-H Center, Skippack. Thursday, April 23, 7:00 p.m. at the 4-H Center, Skippack. Speaker: Mark Antunes – Mark will present technique and strategies for swarm prevention and retrieval in your apiary. A question and answer time for the 2015 Queen Cell Program also. Contact Dan Boylan at 610-906-6182 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit their website: for more information
York County Beekeepers
Thursday, April 23, 7:00 p.m. at the York County School of Technology, York. Guest speaker: Steve Repasky on swarm capture. Visit the website www.ycbk.org for more details.
Beaver Valley Area Beekeepers
Monday, April 27, 7:00 p.m. at Tom McCormack’s, Aliquippa. Contact Pattie Zyroll at 412-848-3506; email email@example.com for more information.
Queen Production Workshop
Sunday, May 3, 9:00 a.m. - 3:15 p.m. at the Evergreen Heritage Center, Mount Savage, MD. Steve Repasky, certified EAS Master Beekeeper and leader in the Burg Bees Association, is the featured speaker. Workshop is limited to 40 persons; early registration recommended. Details
Capital Area Beekeepers Short Course
Saturdays, May 2 & 9. Part I: Will start at 8:00 a.m. at the Dauphin County Agriculture & Natural Resources Center, 1451 Peters Mt. Road, Dauphin, Pa. Part II: Will start at noon at Dave Anderson's Apiary, 7081A Colebrook Road, Palmyra, Pa. The cost of the Short Course is $40 which includes a CABA membership. For additional information please contact John Novinger, 717-365-3215, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
PSBA Summer Picnic & Queen Swap
Saturday, August 1, at the Dundee Farm in Sewickley. The picnic is being hosted by Burgh Bees. More details will be posted as the event approaches.
PSBA Annual Conference
Friday and Saturday, November 13 & 14, at the Best Western Inn/Country Cupboard, Lewisburg. Additional information will be posted as it becomes available.
Pennsylvania Farm Show (100th Anniversary)
January 9 - 16, 2016 at the Farm Show Complex, Harrisburg. More details to follow as the event approaches. If interested in volunteering, contact Aaron Fisher at 717-242-4373 or Stu Mathias at 717-533-2231 for more information.