2014 PA Honey Queen Selected
The Pennsylvania Honey Queen Program is proud to announce that Kaylee Kilgore was selected as the 2014 Pennsylvania Honey Queen during the Western PA Beekeeping Seminar in Pittsburgh. Kaylee, 19, originally from Maine, is the daughter of Cindy and Bruce Kilgore. Details on our Honey Queen Program page.
PA Honey Queen named American Honey Princess
Elena Hoffman, 2013 Pennsylvania Honey Queen, was selected as the 2014 American Honey Princess during the North American Beekeeping Conference and Tradeshow. Details on our Honey Queen Program page.
Southern Adirondack Beekeepers Association Seminar
The SABA Seminar will be held March 15th in Malta NY. Read more in our Upcoming Events.
Photos from 2014 Farm Show
Our Farm Show page has pictures from the January 2014 PA Farm Show. Photos by Charlie Vorisek.
2013 Fall Conference Photos
Fall Conference Photos (Photos by Bill Mondjack)
From our Summer Picnic...Photos
Video presentation about the PSBA Communication Plan
Newsletter Article about the plan
new Full plan
new Social Media Links:
Facebook (or search PA State Beekeepers Association)
Twitter (or search @PABeekeepers)
YouTube – search for PA Beekeepers
2013 PA State Apiary Inspection Season has Ended
Inspections for the year have ended and are expected to resume in Spring 2014.
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
HB 2565 has passed both the House and the Senate ... unanimously. HB 2565 exempts on-the-farm honey producers from food license and registration, provided they produce 100% of the honey offered for sale. The honey offered for sale must comply with the 1974 law referred to as the Honey Sale and Labeling Act.
However...anyone is still subject to inspection. An inspection would most likely be prompted by someone getting sick on the product or complaint. Otherwise, an on- farm producer will likely never see an inspector.
The governor signed this legislation Oct 25th. It will take effect in 60 days. So... in January 2013, every honey producer that became a criminal over-night with Act 106 on Jan 1, 2011, will no longer be criminals again. How cool is that ! We will await any clarifications.
This amendment was initiated by the Susquehanna Beekeepers Association, through their local representative (Sandra Major). Hats off to SBA ! Pa State Beekeepers Association fully supported and actively participated in hearings and communications regarding this amendment.
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Guidelines for the Sanitary Operation of Honey Extracting Facilities
new Selling Honey In PA
Bee Behavior Expert Studies Honeybee Swarms
Read the Smithsonian article about Thomas Seeley: "The Secret Life of Bees".
Monthly Article By Honey Queen (updated 1/28/14)
Our PA Honey Queen is writing a monthly article detailing her activities. Read it on our Honey Queen Program page.
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)
(see the 'Publication Quick Links' below for even more...)