North Western PA Beekeepers Association
Open to serve the counties of Warren, Erie, Crawford, Mercer and Venango. The mission of our association is to foster the promotion, education and virtues of beekeeping.
The North Western Pennsylvania Beekeepers Association
The North Western Pennsylvania Beekeepers Association (NWPBA) was re-established in
2001. Previously, the Association existed for many years, but disbanded about 1990 for a variety of
reasons including aging beekeepers and heavy losses due to the arrival of varroa mites. With a
survey and a renewed interest, a new generation of beekeepers met to re-start the Northwestern PA
Beekeepers. Keeping with tradition, we continue to serve five counties, including Warren, Erie, Crawford, Venango
and Mercer. The NWPBA has been an important resource in maintaining a working relationship with
local media, farm organizations, and a growing interest in beekeeping. Membership began with 25
and has grown to over 300.
Some of our members are professional beekeepers, while some are just getting started. All share an
interest in the wonderful and remarkable world of the honey bee.
The purpose of the NWPBA is to provide our members with interesting and practical information
about honey bees and beekeeping techniques. The club also provides the general public with educational
programs about benefits of bees and beekeeping in our communities.