2/10/16

February 2016 Meeting

We will hold the first meeting of the year next Wednesday evening at the CPI School in Pleasant Gap. We’ll talk about getting started in the new year and have plenty of time for questions and answers. All are welcome, even if you are just exploring the possibility of keeping bees. Come out and meet some Centre County Beekeepers.

Meeting Date:

Wednesday, February 17 at 7:00

Location:

Central Pennsylvania Institute for Science and Technology (CPI)
540 North Harrison Rd
Pleasant Gap, PA

Topic:

Getting bees, equipment, and starting the new beekeeping season

Agenda:

  • Welcome to new beekeepers
  • Meeting Schedule for the year
  • Communication in the association
  • Getting Bees
  • Getting Started
  • Open discussion, question and answer session on topics raised by participants
NOTE: You will have the opportunity to order bees at this meeting. I’m sure you’ll be able to order nucs and you may also be able to order packages. We will discuss the details at the meeting, but if you want to buy bees this year, this is a great opportunity.

Bring some honey. To show our appreciation for the staff at CPI, we give them samples of our local honey. So, if you have a jar of honey that you would be willing to donate, please bring it.

1/17/16

2016 Meeting Schedule Set

The monthly meeting schedule is set for 2016. The first meeting is in February where we'll look forward to the coming year and answer questions for new beekeepers. It's also a good time to start pairing up mentors with those who think they could use a little help and guidance during the coming season.

If you are just exploring the possibility of keeping bees and are uncertain about joining the club, feel free to attend. You are welcome. It's a chance to meet some folks and get some questions answered with no obligation.

Starting in April, we'll meet at the apiary of one of our members. These meetings allow a chance to look at other people's bees and do hive inspections with experienced beekeepers. This is a wonderful learning opportunity and an enjoyable social activity. It's a great way to spend a spring or summer afternoon.

If you are willing and able to host one of our monthly meetings, please send an email to centrecountybeekeepers@gmail.com. We look forward to seeing you in February.

10/18/15

October 2015 Meeting

We will hold the final meeting of the year on Wednesday evening at the CPI school in Pleasant Gap. We’ll review the past year and discuss ideas for next year’s CCBA events. If you have ideas for meetings or any other activities, please share them with us.

Meeting Date:

Wednesday, October 21 at 7:00

Location:

Central Pennsylvania Institute for Science and Technology (CPI)
540 North Harrison Rd
Pleasant Gap, PA

Topic:

The year in review and planning for next year

Agenda:

  • PA State Beekeepers’ Meeting
  • Next year’s schedule
  • Open discussion, question and answer session on topics raised by participants
NOTE: To show our appreciation for the staff at CPI, we give them samples of our local honey. So, if you have a jar of honey that you would be willing to donate, please bring it.

9/20/15

September 2015 Meeting

Jim and Susan Wilkins will host our last outdoor meeting of the year at their State College home (and apiary). Winter preparation should be well underway. We will discuss that and any other questions and topics raised by participants.

Meeting Date:

Saturday, September 26 at 2:00

Location:

The Wilkins Apiary
122 E Marylyn Ave
State College, PA 16801

Directions:
Turn off of South Atherton onto South Allen (Uni-Mart on the corner). If you are coming from Boalsburg and south turn left, from Downtown and north, turn right. After the turn bear left immediately , which is the continuation of South Allen. Go straight through two stop signs. After the second stop sign, turn left onto E Marylyn. Jim and Susan's house is the first one on the right.

Topic:

Getting ready for winter

Agenda:

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

8/16/15

August 2015 Meeting

The August meeting of the Centre County Beekeepers' Association will be held at the apiary of Peter O'Donnell in Bellefonte. Please join us.

Meeting Date:

Saturday, August 22nd at 2:00

Location:

O'Donnell Apiary
316 East Bishop St
Bellefonte, PA

Directions:
Parking on Bishop St, access the backyard to the right of the house. You can also access from the back via East Logan. Look for F150 pickup with a ladder on top.


Topic:

Late summer management and getting ready for winter

Agenda:

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

Please share this with anyone who you think would be interested in attending this meeting.