8/8/16

August 2016 Meeting

Our friends from Penn State will host the meeting this month. We will get a tour of the Wiley bee yard and — as always — allow time at the beginning of the meeting to try to answer some of your beekeeping questions. Come out and meet some Centre County Beekeepers.

Meeting Date:

Saturday, August 13 at 2:00

Location:

Penn State's Wiley Apiary
Wiley Lane
University Park, PA

Directions:
Wiley Apiary sits a little ways behind the Ag Arena just off of Fox Hollow Rd. From the intersection near Beaver Stadium, the Ag Arena and the Centre County Visitors Center on Park Ave., take Fox Hollow Rd to Orchard Road. Turn right onto Orchard Rd, then turn left onto Wiley Lane and follow that road back to the parking area.

Topic:

Apiary tour and what's happening at Penn State

Agenda:

  • Next month's meeting
  • Open discussion, question and answer session on topics raised by participants
  • Hive inspection.
If you want a seat, bring a chair.

7/17/16

July 2016 Meeting

We're back in Bellefonte this month as we visit the apiary of Nancy Noll. We will get to see Nancy's bees and — as always — allow time at the beginning of the meeting to try to answer some of your beekeeping questions. Come out and meet some Centre County Beekeepers.

Meeting Date:

Saturday, July 23 at 2:00

Location:

The Queen Apiary
176 East Linn St
Bellefonte, PA 16823

Directions:

Coming up High St toward the courthouse, turn right onto Allegheny. At the second light (in front of the elementary school) turn right. The house is at the end of the block. Large yellow house with a sign out front "The Queen, a Victorian Bed and Breakfast."

Topic:

Summer management, mites, starting to think about winter

Agenda:

  • Next month's meeting
  • Open discussion, question and answer session on topics raised by participants
  • Hive inspection.
If you want a seat, bring a chair.

6/18/16

June 2016 Meeting

We will meet this month at the apiary of Adam Clampet in Bellefonte. We will get a tour of Adam's hives and — as always — allow time at the beginning of the meeting to try to answer some of your beekeeping questions. Come out and meet some Centre County Beekeepers.

Meeting Date:

Saturday, June 25 at 2:00

Location:

The Clampet Apiary
1050 W Water Street
Bellefonte, PA 16823

Directions:

(See map below)
All parking along the street is at the driver's discretion. Parking is available in Adam's front yard and along 550. People with difficulty walking should park on Lieb street and walk up the alley. Overflow parking is available on W Water Street (west of Adam's home) where you can walk up the path to his apiary from West Water street.


Topic:

Summer management

Agenda:

  • Next month's meeting
  • Open discussion, question and answer session on topics raised by participants
  • Hive inspection.
If you want a seat, bring a chair.

5/23/16

May 2016 Meeting

We will meet this month at the apiary of Dan Pytel near Unionville. Dan would like to raise some queens this year and we hope to complete the first step in setting up for the Cloake Board method of queen rearing. We hope that all members — even those just starting out — will find this interesting and worthwhile. Of course, we'll allow time at the beginning of the meeting to try to answer some of your other beekeeping questions. We're hoping for cooperative weather, something we haven't experienced much of this spring. Come out and meet some Centre County Beekeepers.

If you'd like to study up prior to the meeting, here's an excellent description of the Cloake Board method of queen-rearing.

Meeting Date:

Saturday, May 28 at 2:00

Location:

The Pytel Apiary
1450 Bush Hollow Rd
Julian Pa 16844

Directions:

From Milesburg - South 220 about 3.5 miles Bush Hollow Rd is on the right. (Look for Brookside Wesleyan Church sign)

From Julian or Unionville — Go north on 220. Bush Hollow Rd is 1 mile past Unionville on the left (look for Brookside Wesleyan Church sign).
Go back Bush Hollow Rd 2.7 miles. The house is on the right — two story tan with white trim. There is a purple martin house in front yard.

Topic:

Queen rearing

Agenda:

  • Next month's meeting
  • Open discussion, question and answer session on topics raised by participants
  • Hive inspection and set up for queen rearing.
If you want a seat, bring a chair.

4/23/16

April 2016 Meeting

We will meet at the apiary of Mary Jo and Erik Lenzing in Pine Grove Mills this month. We hope to split a colony and maybe do a mite count on one of the hives. Come out and meet some Centre County Beekeepers.

Meeting Date:

Saturday, April 30 at 2:00

Location:

The Lenzing Apiary
161 West Chestnut Street
Pine Grove Mills, PA 16868

Directions:

Using Google maps will get you to the drive way but the house number is not out on the street. They share a gravel drive way with two other houses.

From State College:
  • Take PA-26 S/W College Ave - Continue to follow PA-26 S into Pine Grove Mills
  • Turn left onto Mc Alevys Fort Rd/S Water St (at blinking light)
  • Turn right onto West Chestnut St
***Destination (see below)

From South of Warriors Mark (Altoona, Tyrone):
  • From Route 99 - get off at Tyrone, Turn right onto PA-453 S
  • Keep left to continue on PA-550 N - 5.8 mi
  • Turn right onto PA-350 S - 4.3 mi
  • Turn left onto PA-45 E - 11.8 mi
  • Turn right onto Mc Alevys Fort Rd/S Water St - 0.2 mi (Rt 26)
  • Turn right onto West Chestnut St
***Destination (see below)

From Bellefonte (or North):
  • From I-99 S/US-220 S, take exit 73 to merge onto US-322 E toward State College/Lewistown - 3.9 mi
  • Take the exit toward Pennsylvania 45 W/Oak Hall/Boalsburg - 0.3 mi
  • Turn right onto Boalsburg Pike (signs for U.S. 322 Business/Pennsylvania 45 W/Boalsburg) - 299 ft
  • Continue onto US-322 BYP - 381 ft
  • Continue onto T958/Warner Blvd - Continue to follow Warner Blvd - 0.8 mi
  • Continue onto PA-45 W/Shingletown Rd - Continue to follow PA-45 W - 3.9 mi
  • Turn left onto Pine Grove Rd - 1.3 mi
  • Turn left onto Mc Alevys Fort Rd/S Water St - 0.2 mi (Rt 26)
  • Turn right onto W Chestnut St

***Destination - After turning onto West Chestnut Street, you'll see a fire hydrant on the right. Turn right onto the gravel driveway. follow all the way back to the green/tan house.

Parking:
It may be better to park on West Chestnut Street or along the street that forks off to the left (before the driveway).
If you park in front of the small white log cabin on West Chestnut street, you can walk along their driveway and thru their yard into Lenzing's yard.

Mary Jo intends to put up some signs.

Topic:

Spring management, splitting colonies, doing mite counts

Agenda:

  • Next month's meeting
  • Open discussion, question and answer session on topics raised by participants
  • Hive inspection
If you want a seat, bring a chair.