Hi Beekeepers!

Time to get 2020 underway!  Our first meeting will be held:

February  20th (Thursday) -regular meeting-  Central Pennsylvania Institute for Science and Technology (CPI), 540 North Harrison Rd, Pleasant Gap, PA, 6:30 pm
Topics: Meet and greet and welcome new members;  plan for club Beekeeping 101 Workshop; vendors available for bee orders;  then parallel discussions: 1) getting started in beekeeping, getting bees and obtaining equipment, 2) late winter and early spring preparation/bee calendar,

Bring a snack to share if possible - meet your fellow beekeepers!  Bring a friend!

Hope to see everyone there!   See 2020 Meeting page for other dates for this year.


Everyone is invited, along with family, to a CCBA year end picnic. Sunday afternoon, Oct. 6th, 1-4p, at Kathryn Miller's place in Boalsburg  (211 Harris Ave, Boalsburg). 

Club will provide a main dish (chicken & pulled pork, rolls) place settings and drinks - please bring a side dish, appetizer,or dessert type dish to share;  also bring folding chairs for your group. If its rainy, Kathryn says we can be in her breezeway and house :-)   We'll talk about what the club wants to do going forward, when to offer our next Beekeeping 101 workshop, officers for the new year, etc.  Also plenty of conversation about our bees, winter preps - whatever is on your mind!

Hope to see you all there! Bring a friend who's interested in learning more about beekeeping!

   Please do, if possible, RSVP by Oct. 1 so we can get approximate numbers to expect.


Thanks to Nellie and Deepu for hosting our August meeting!  Was interesting to see her top bar hive in action.

Please take note of this opportunity below to attend a workshop with Michael Bush being held by the North Central PA Beekeepers.  If enough interest, we could car pool.  Please let Kathryn or Dee know if interested in attending.

North Central PA Beekeepers Assoc.
2019 Fall Seminar

Speaker – Michael Bush from Omaha, Author of “The Practical Beekeeper”
Date – Saturday, October 26, 2019
Time – 9-4
Location – Gunzburger Building, Coudersport, PA (side entrance off Water St.)
Lunch included – please bring a dessert to share.
Price - $15 per club member
$20 per non- club member
To get this rate - Reservations and checks must be received by Friday, October 11th.
Any reservations received from October 12th thru October 18th will cost $25 per person. NO RESERVATIONS TAKEN AFTER Friday, October 18th.
Limited Seats so get in your reservation ASAP.
Make checks payable to North Central PA Beekeepers Assoc.
Mail to Joan Bradley, PO Box 635, Shinglehouse, PA 16748
Hope your bees are happy!


August CCBA meeting: 
August 24th at 2p;  meeting a Nellie's apiary;  we'll discuss winter prep, help her treat her hive; 

Directions: 305 Homestead Lane...If coming out of State College, on 322 (S Atherton) East towards Boalsburg, pass Kelly's restaurant and Angelo's pizzeria, take the next right onto West Drive and then a right onto Homestead Lane and we're the 3rd house on the right, across from the yellow mailbox.

Hope to see everyone there  - sorry for the late notice!



For Saturday July 20th meeting (2p) - we will be at Craig Cella's apiary near Bald Eagle State Park.  We'll meet at the Twin Kiss ice cream place on Rt. 150 about 1:45p, then drive to the apiary.  If you want to go on your own, follow below:

Proceed from Twin Kiss east on Route 150 for 2.7 miles to Schenks Cemetery Road; go right on Schenks Cemetery Road for about one-half mile to the “T”; go right through the gate and continue for about 200 yards and eureka “you have found it”.

Craig said the gate is usually locked but he will have it open for us.Bring your protective gear if you want to work in the hives.
Hope to see you there!