Pennsylvania State Beekeepers Association

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Chester County PA Beekeepers Conference

2023 CCBA Annual Online Conference  April 1st, 2023  8am-5pm+ 

$30 non-members,   $20 members

4 Bee Tracts: Something for everyone!

Beginner Track: New Beekeepers or People Thinking About It


Grant Stiles

Bradley Metz

Erin Evans

Robyn Underwood

Michael Palmer

Tom Seeley

Deb Delaney

Randy Oliver

Jim Tew

Kim Flottum

All lectures will be recorded and able to be viewed by paid attendees for 2 weeks.  You don't have to miss any lectures ! 

NO FOMO !   Yes there will still be door prizes !  Mainly of the gift certificate, coupon, voucher style.   

*Conference requires attendees to download the Zoom app and have it updated to the newest version.

Western PA Beekeepers Conference

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

Still photo gallery

Photo credit to Anne O'Neill and Nancy Andrews

Penn State Extension to offer

‘Beekeeping Around the World’ webinar series

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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — For those interested in learning about how beekeeping is practiced in different parts of the world, Penn State Extension is offering a free, seven-week webinar series.

“Beekeeping Around the World” is designed for beekeepers, farmers and social insect enthusiasts.

Webinars will take place from noon to 1 p.m. each Thursday from March 2 to April 13, apart from the March 23 webinar, which will take place from 4 to 5 p.m. Each week will feature a different location, and presenters will discuss what it is like to keep bees there. The series will cover the following topics:

  • “Apimondia,” March 2. Apimondia is the International Federation of Beekeepers’ Associations. Participants can learn why beekeeping is a popular and profitable venture around the world.
  • “The Canadian Prairies,” March 9. Instructors will discuss how bees are kept inside buildings during the long, cold winters in the Canadian Prairies and how large amounts of honey are extracted in the spring.
  • “East Africa,” March 16. This webinar will focus on beekeeping in Kenya and the challenges beekeepers face; traditional log hives and other styles of hives; and management of highly aggressive colonies.
  • “Australia,” March 23. Attendees can learn about the parasites that have reached Australia, how authorities are reacting and how beekeepers deal with the pests.
  • “China,” March 30. China has developed a line of bees that produce royal jelly, which is used in cosmetics and medicine. This webinar will cover how royal jelly is made and harvested and differences between European honey bees and Asian hive bees.
  • “Argentina,” April 6. This session will focus on drone congregation areas for honey bees, where they form, and how European and African honey bees hybridize.
  • “Switzerland,” April 13. Participants can learn about managing bees in bee houses and how queen breeders mate their queens in remote parts of the Swiss Alps.

Penn State Extension offers this series free of charge, but participants must register by 1 p.m. on each lunchtime webinar date — or by 5 p.m. for the March 23 session — to receive the link to access the live webinar. Registrants also will receive access to the webinar recording.

More information about the series is available on the Penn State Extension website.

Pennsylvania Farm Show 2023

The 2023 PA Farm Show was January 7 - 14 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.

PSBA 2022 Fall Meeting & Conference Photos

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Beekeeper of the Year for 2022 Selected

The 2022 Beekeeper of the Year award was presented to Gary Carns at this year's PSBA fall conference.

Candidates wanted for 2024 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.

PSBA 2022 Summer Picnic Photos

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