2/18/18

Just a reminder:   First meeting will be February 21st (Wednesday) at 7:00p at our usual CPI site in Pleasant Gap (540 N Harrison Rd, Bellefonte, PA 16823)

We welcome anyone who is interested in beekeeping - whether an experienced 'beek' or just thinking about getting started.  We'll have lots of useful information about beekeeping practices, info on how to order bees (several options will be available at the club meetings in Feb. and Mar.), and time to meet local beeks.

Looking forward to seeing all at the February meeting!  

1/13/18

 Hi all - many of you have asked about beekeeping classes for beginners (and others) so here are a few - please send others that you might know of to the listserv:

Western PA Beekeeping Seminar:  Feb. 17th;  https://friendraising.donorpro.com/campaigns/403

Penn State Extension - online course;  https://extension.psu.edu/beekeeping-101

Beekeeping - Beginners; Jan. 31, 2018; 5:30-7p  at The Barn in Lemont; https://www.eventbrite.com/e/beekeeping-101-tickets-41972263169

Beginning Beekeeping - offered through Beaver Valley Beekeepers Association neat Pittsburgh:  http://www.beavervalleybees.net/training-opportunities/

Hope to see all of you at our first club meeting - Feb. 21 at 7p at CPI in Pleasant Gap

Dee & Nellie

1/2/18

Happy New Year!  2018 is underway!

Hope you and your families had a nice holiday season.  With the bitter cold, our bees are hunkered down, not using much in the way of resources, but hopefully still alive.  Spring will bring the news - good or bad.

The 2018 meeting schedule is up on the site - please mark your calendars.  First meeting will be February 21st (Wednesday) at 7:00p at our usual CPI site in Pleasant Gap (CPI, Harrison Rd.).  They have generously offered to have us back for our early Spring meetings - if you have extra honey, let's bring them some! 

We welcome anyone who is interested in beekeeping - whether an experienced 'beek' or just thinking about getting started.  We'll have lots of useful information about beekeeping practices, info on how to order bees (several options will be available at the club meetings in Feb. and Mar.), and time to meet local beeks.

If you are new to this site and want to keep up with club news, sign up for the listserv.  Instructions are on the home page, right hand column.   If you decide the club is something you want to continue to be part of, we ask for a $10/yr membership fee.  You can pay that to our Treasurer at any meeting. We use the fees to purchase equipment and other beekeeping shared items from time to time and to support educational event materials and the club picnic later in the year.

Looking forward to seeing all at the February meeting!  


9/26/17

Hi beeks - we had a nice turn out and all had a good time at the meeting on Sunday and the picnic.  It was great to have Andy Jones attend - we got to share a little of his bee wisdom along with all the other folks who offered up questions and suggestions! 

For the last meeting of the year, Wednesday, Oct. 25th we are going to have a fun event at The Barn in Lemont, 6:30-8:00p pm   Wrap up 2017 with a Honey Tasting  - any and all of us can bring a little honey from our hives - we'll figure out who wins the 'prize' - all in good fun! We'll also have a mead tasting sponsored by King Mead and they are offering a bee hive as a door prize (yes, a real beehive!).  Come join the fun, talk about bees and overwintering and maybe find new community members who 'd like to know more about beekeeping -  invite family and friends who might want to learn more about beekeeping; if you can bring a snack to share, that's great but just come join in!

9/19/17

Reminder: On Sunday, September 24th, starting at 1:30pm, we'll have our next club meeting at Dee Bagshaw's apiary:  12766 Alan Seeger Rd., Petersburg, PA (google map address). Directions:  From State College, go South on Rt. 26, to Pine Grove Mills, then take a left at the light and continue on Rt. 26.  Total of about 14 miles - just before you come into the village of McAlevy's Fort, take a left on Alan Seeger Rd., then  2nd driveway on the right (See sign for The Creek House).

After our meeting, we'll stay at Dee's place and have a club picnic starting at about 3:30ish. Join us even if you can't make the apiary visit. The club will provide the main dish (BBQ pork/chicken) and rolls, along with lemonade and plates/cups/plasticware.  Please bring a side dish or dessert to share, along with folding chairs if you have them. 

Look forward to seeing everyone !