7/20/15

July 2015 Meeting

The July meeting of the Centre County Beekeepers' Association will be held at the Gray’s Woods Elementary School apiary and hosted by Roy Schaeffer. Please join us.

Meeting Date:

Saturday, July 25th at 2:00

Location:

Gray’s Woods Elementary Apiary
160 Brackenbourne Dr
Port Matilda, PA

Directions:
From Rt. 322/I-99, take the Gray’s Woods/Waddle exit (Exit 68). Merge onto N Atherton St/Scotia Rd. and continue onto Gray’s Woods Blvd. At the traffic circle, take the 2nd exit onto Brackenbourne Dr. The school is on the left.

Topic:

Summer management

Agenda:

  • Upcoming Meetings
  • Meeting Schedule
  • Outreach
  • 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.

6/20/15

June 2015 Meeting

Butch and Linda Hanley will host this month's meeting at their bee yard in Howard. We’ll discuss summer management and do our best to answer your questions. We're also hoping for an appearance from our area's apiary inspector, Jim Blasko. Jim is a great resource and always helpful.

Meeting Date:

Saturday, June 27th at 2:00

Location:

The Hanley Apiary
254 Spearing St
Howard, PA

Directions:
 - From Rt. 150 coming into Howard, go straight under red light. Approximately 300 yards on right is the town park and walking path. The next street to the right is Spearing St. Turn right and Butch's is the fifth house on the left — almond color siding and red roof.

 - From Rt. 26 as you're coming into Howard, you will cross railroad bridge. After crossing bridge take the second street to left.

Topic:

Mid-summer management, mites, hive treatments

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.

5/8/15

May 2015 Meeting

The May meeting will be held at the apiary of Fran Cooley in Warrior's Mark. We talk about likely subjects for the season: swarming and raising queens. We may also get a chance to see a Slovenian AZ hive.

Meeting Date:

Saturday, May 23 at 2:00

Location:

Cooley Apiary
4572 Clover Hill Lane
Warrior's Mark, PA 16877

This is just off of SR350. Detailed directions will be sent in the email announcement.

Topics:

Slovenian AZ hive, swarming and queen rearing

Agenda:

  • Upcoming meetings
  • Topics as described above
  • Open discussion, question and answer session on topics raised by participants
  • Hive Inspection
Please share this information with anyone who you think would be interested in attending this meeting.

4/19/15

April 2015 Meeting

The April meeting will be held at the Riley apiary in Port Matilda. We hope to have the opportunity to compare an overwintered colony with one that was recently installed.

Meeting Date:

Saturday, April 25 at 2:00

Location:

Riley Apiary
97 Marvin St
Port Matilda, PA

This is just off of 550 in Stormstown. Turn onto Ira Lane, then left onto Shanelly Drive, then onto Marvin. Please park on the street rather than in the driveway.

Topics:

Hive inspection, early season management, new nuc vs. overwintered colony

Agenda:

  • Upcoming meetings
  • Outreach Opportunities
  • Open discussion, question and answer session on topics raised by participants
  • Hive Inspection
Please share this information with anyone who you think would be interested in attending this meeting.

3/21/15

March 2015 Meeting

The March meeting will again be at the CPI School in Pleasant Gap as we get ready for the 2015 beekeeping season.

Meeting Date:

Wednesday, March 25 at 7:00

Location:

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

Topics:

Installing packages and nucs, getting bees and starting the new season

Agenda:

  • Upcoming meetings
  • Getting bees and equipment
  • Installation demonstration and discussion
  • Spring feeding, coming out of winter
  • Open discussion and question and answer session on topics raised by participants
Please share this information with anyone who you think would be interested in attending this meeting.