9/13/14

September Meeting is Canceled

Due to the weather conditions, the monthly meeting scheduled for today (September 13) is canceled. See you in October.

9/9/14

September 2014 Meeting

Dan Pytel will host this month's meeting, which will be the last meeting we will hold in a bee yard this year. We'll talk about getting ready for winter and spend some time getting a tour of Dan's hives.

Meeting Date:

Saturday, September 13 at 2:00

Location:

Dan Pytel's Apiary
1450 Bush Hollow Rd
Julian Pa 16844

Directions:

From Milesburg - South 220 about 3.5 miles Bush Hollow Rd is on the right. (Look for Brookside Wesleyan Church sign)

From Julian or Unionville — Go north on 220. Bush Hollow Rd is 1 mile past Unionville on the left.(Look for Brookside Wesleyan Church sign) Go back Bush Hollow Rd 2.7 miles. The house is on the right — two story tan with white trim. There is a purple martin house in front yard.

Topic:

Overwintering

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.

7/22/14

August 2014 Meeting

Jim and Susan Wilkins will host this month's meeting at their State College home (and apiary). It's the dog days of summer and you know what that means — it's time to start thinking about winter.

Meeting Date:

Saturday, August 16 at 2:00

Location:

The Wilkins Apiary
122 E Marylyn Ave
State College, PA 116801

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:

Late summer tasks 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.

7/13/14

July 2014 Meeting

This month’s meeting will be at Penn State’s Wiley Apiary. We’ll have a chance to meet some of the Penn State staff and get a tour of one of their research bee yards.

Meeting Date:

Saturday, July 19 at 2:00

Location:

Penn State's Wiley Apiary
Wiley Lane
University Park, PA

Directions:
Wiley Apiary sits a little ways behind the Ag Arena just off of Fox Hollow Rd. From the intersection near Beaver Stadium, the Ag Arena and the Centre County Visitors Center on Park Ave., take Fox Hollow Rd to Orchard Road. Turn right onto Orchard Rd, then turn left onto Wiley Lane and follow that road back to the parking area.

Topic:

Research at Penn State - pesticides including active and inert ingredients and factors affecting winter survival.

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.

5/23/14

June 2014 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 21st 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

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.