8/9/18

Hi all - we had a great meeting with good turnout last month at Larry Adam's place in Philipsburg - saw his bees and hives (including a great little observation hive in a shed) and enjoyed a shared potluck picnic - lots of fun! Thanks to all who attended.

This month, Saturday, August 25th,  our meeting will be held at Fran and Bob Cooley's apiary:  4572 Clover Hill Lane, Tyrone, PA  16686 (note some GPS systems don't find it so use Warriors Mark for the town instead of Tyrone).  We'll meet there at 2p.  If you want to get in and take a close look at the hives, please bring whatever protective gear makes you comfortable.  Fran says her hives aren't mean, but not as gentle as she'd like :-)

Hopefully we can begin to talk about late summer/early Fall beekeeper duties to get hives ready for overwintering.

Hope to see many of you there!

Dee

6/29/18

WELL, sometimes the best laid plans go awry!  Several members attempted to visit Craig Cella's hives near Bald Eagle State Park last weekend but were never able to find the right location!  Something was amiss with our directions and many apologies for any wasted efforts!  We'll clear up the confusion and perhaps try again in the future.

Next meeting and picnic:

Saturday, July 21, 2:00p  CCBA meeting and Picnic:   Join us at Larry Adam's apiary at 100 Hillcrest Street, Philipsburg, PA 16866.  Larry has been keeping bees for over 40 years, having begun his beekeeping journey at age 16 with a cutout.  He is interested in sharing his experiences with Russian hybrids in his apiary this year and catching swarms.  Larry would also like to welcome everyone to participate in a POTLUCK PICNIC during the meeting.  He will have place settings available, the club will supply pulled pork and rolls, water and lemonade - please bring a side dish or dessert to share, camp chair if you have it;  come see his apiary and stay to talk BEES  :-)

Hope to see folks there!

Dee

6/12/18

REMINDER:  CCBA Club Meetings coming up:
 
Saturday, June 23rd, 2:00p 
Craig Cella's out yard, Schenks Cemetary, Howard, PA.  This location is at Bald Eagle State Park on Dowdy Hole Road, near the beginning waters of the lake.  If you get to the main entrance to Bald Eagle State Park, you've gone about 2 miles too far!  Traveling from Milesburg on 150, you have 2 choices:  1) take a Right off 150 onto Nursery Rd.  At the T in the road, take a Left and travel along this road for almost 1 mile till you get to a Left turn in the road AND a latched gate ahead.  The apiary is behind the latched gate.  2)  take the Right AFTER Nursery Road.  At the T in the road you'll see a latched gate to your left.  
The apiary is behind this latched gate.  Craig will be sharing with us at this apiary about his system for keeping bees on a trailer!
 
Next one: 

Saturday, July 21, 2:00p  CCBA meeting and Picnic:   Join us at Larry Adam's apiary at 100 Hillcrest Street, Philipsburg, PA 16866.  Larry has been keeping bees for over 40 years, having begun his beekeeping journey at age 16 with a cutout.  He is interested in sharing his experiences with Russian hybrids in his apiary this year and catching swarms.  Larry would also like to welcome everyone to participate in a POTLUCK PICNIC during the meeting.  He will have place settings available, the club will supply pulled pork and rolls, water and lemonade - please bring a side dish or dessert to share, camp chair if you have it;  come see his apiary and stay to talk BEES  :-)

5/24/18

Hi  members:

If you have a sighting for pollen or nectar source in Centre County or surrounding areas, please note on this spreadsheet:

spreadsheet for local sightings

Perhaps we can use the information to create a pollen /nectar map/calendar for our area.

Hope all your bees are thriving!

Dee

5/7/18

Hi all - the information for our May and June meetings is below:

Saturday, May 19th, 2:00p

At David Dunklebarger's apiary, 177 Stevenson Road, Port Matilda.  This is NOT in Port Matilda!  This is in Waddle.  When traveling from State College, going toward Skytop, take the Waddle exit.  Shortly after passing the Gray's Woods clover leaf, you'll see the green road sign on the right for Stevenson Rd.  Travel along this road about a half mile till you see the S curve sign.  The apiary location is in the middle of this S curve, on the right.  David will be sharing his hives with us as well as a feral colony in his shed that has been observed and researched for a couple decades!  Should be an interesting afternoon!

Saturday, June 23rd, 2:00p 

Craig Cella, Schenks Cemetary, Howard, PA.  This location is at Bald Eagle State Park on Dowdy Hole Road, near the beginning waters of the lake.  If you get to the main entrance to Bald Eagle State Park, you've gone about 2 miles too far!  Traveling from Milesburg on 150, you have 2 choices:  1) take a Right off 150 onto Nursery Rd.  At the T in the road, take a Left and travel along this road for almost 1 mile till you get to a Left turn in the road AND a latched gate ahead.  The apiary is behind the latched gate.  2)  take the Right AFTER Nursery Road.  At the T in the road you'll see a latched gate to your left.  
The apiary is behind this latched gate.  Craig will be sharing with us at this apiary about his system for keeping bees on a trailer!

Hope to see many of you at the meetings and hope your bees are faring well!