10/15/18

HI all - our last meeting for 2018 is set for Tuesday, Oct. 16th, starting at 6:30p. We'll be back at CPI in Pleasant Gap.    Door prizes, prize for 'favorite honey' winner - don't miss out!

1) We'll have a good discussion on getting our hives ready for winter. Please bring for show and tell any "things" you've developed for helping your bees overwinter - fondant recipes, hive quilt ideas, mouse guard designs, hive wrap options, etc.  If there is something to show, great, or just come prepared to talk about what you're doing in your apiary.

2) If you've got a little honey, bring it and we'll have a tasting and friendly 'vote for your favorite' competition like we did last year  :-) 

3) Bring a snack to share if you can - the club will provide cider and water.  
Hope to see everyone there!

9/29/18

Year End Meeting - Tuesday, Oct 16th at 6:30p;  meet at CPI in Pleasant Gap.

1) Discussion on getting hives ready for winter; 
2) Bring a little honey from your hives for a friendly 'favorite' competition
3) Bring a snack to share if you can.

Let friends who are thinking about getting into beekeeping know - all are invited!

9/8/18

Hi all!!

IN TWO WEEKS!  Join us for our LAST MEMBER APIARY VISIT of the season!  At 2pm on Sat Sept 22nd, we will be looking at a new beekeeper's hive(s) and she is excited to have the input of others!  The address is 250 Elks Club Rd, Boalsburg, PA 16827.  Turning off of 322 (across from Bear Meadow Road leading to Tussey Mountain Rec area), Tara and her family are the first house on the left side of the road (red brick), right after the pond and before the golf course.  We'll meet in the shade at the pond, where Tara's hive(s) are located.  There will be parking available along Elks Club Rd, but please make sure you've pulled off the road to avoid traffic problems.  There will also be a limited number of spaces available at the barn on the right side of the road across from Tara's house.  This is golf course's property and they have generously allowed us to use this space.  Hope we'll see you for this last apiary visit of the summer!


Stay tuned for information about our last meeting of the year in October.  Honey tastings, giveaways, yummy eats to share!

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