Pennsylvania State Beekeepers Association

Going Strong Since 1904

PSBA Newsletter

Due to high printing/mailing costs, we are no longer mailing the PSBA newsletter to members.

Our February 2024 newsletter can be viewed by clicking here.   Or the high-resolution version is here.

Western PA 2024 Beekeeping Seminar

Pennsylvania Farm Show 2024

The 2024 PA Farm Show was held January 6 - 13 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.  More information is available by clicking here.

Beekeeper of the Year for 2023 Selected


The 2023 Beekeeper of the Year award was presented to Steve Repasky at this year's PSBA fall conference.

2024 Pennsylvania Honey Queen Brochures

Queen Cheyenne Bastian-Brown and Princess Libby Heaton's 2024 Pennsylvania Honey Queen Brochures are now available. A $10 donation for a pack of 100 brochures is requested. You can purchase brochures by contacting Cathy and Lucy at or you may print them from this pdf file if you prefer. 

PSBA 2023 Fall Meeting & Conference

PSBA Summer Picnic 2023

Our summer picnic was held Saturday, July 15, 2023 at Fisher Bee Farm, located at 1 Queen Bee Lane, McVeytown.  We had a great turnout and excellent BBQ provided by Justin Dobrowolsky & Carleen Vorisek.  Photos will be posted shortly.

Western PA 2023 Beekeeping Seminar Photos

Feb 10-11, 2023 - This was a fantastic event with hundreds in attendance!  Many thanks to everyone who volunteered.  

Slide show recap of the seminar:    <-- click this link

PA State Apiary Inspection

The 2023 PA State Apiary Inspection season has begun. Find your local inspector by clicking on your county on our map. The entire list of local inspector's names and contact information is also available on that same page.

Meet the 2023 Apiary Inspection Team

Candidates wanted for 2025 Honey Queen and Princess

The Pennsylvania Honey Queen Program is currently seeking candidates for the 2024 Honey Queen and Princess. Candidate must be a single female, between the ages of 18-24 as of November 1st, who is a resident of Pennsylvania. It is not necessary that the candidate come from a beekeeping background. Further qualifications and details on our Honey Queen Application Form.

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