1/22/21

 Ok - we are back up!!  We will try to get a meeting set up on Zoom for February so we can all connect.  I know some of you will be loking to order packages of bees or nucs.

Stay tuned!


Dee

1/19/21

 Test post to the website by Dee

4/23/20

We apologize for the late posting - tonight's meeting is cancelled due to the travel and gathering restrictions.  We may be cancelled for May as well - let's see where we get to with all of the issues.  Hope you and your bees are doing well.  Please use the listserv/mailing list for questions - especially if you are one of our newer beeks.

Take care - hope to see everyone soon.

Dee and Katherine

3/14/20

Hello all - what strange times we are in!  Hope your bees are busy with early Spring waking up - this is a critical time for them as they raise early brood but without lots to forage.  Please keep a close eye on them and supplement as makes sense.  A few more weeks and we'll be headed into prime season!

Out of an abundance of caution, we are cancelling the scheduled club meeting this week.  If some of you were planning to order bees at the meeting, please contact the vendors directly (see some info below) - don't wait for the April meeting - might be too late, at least for packages.

If you were planning to get feeders from Aaron Fisher, please make other arrangements or perhaps this can happen at the April meeting.

For all the new Beeks - ask lots of questions here or ask for help as you get started into the Bee Year.  More experienced beekeepers will be glad to help.

We hope this unsettled time passes and we'll be able to get together in later April.



Where to get bees when you are starting from scratch:

CC (Craig Cella) - Contact at (570) 725-3682. Offering package bees from GA. Cost is $129. Approximate delivery date is April 20.

JR (Joe Riley) - Contact at (814) 353-8505 or (814) 404-1669. Offering Packages from a GA queen breeder. Cost is $125. Approximate deliveries will be April 11th and April 18th. Joe also is offering 5-frame nucs the 2nd week of May. Mediums and deeps will be available. Purchaser will borrow and return supers, or provide a super for the 5-frame nucs. Cost is $150/nuc. 

WM (Warren Miller) - Contact at superbee22@hotmail.com. Offering 5-frame deep nucs with an internal feeder in a six frame OSB box which the purchaser can keep. Bees are of mutt lineage from Fisher apiaries in Lewistown that have been overwintered in FL. Cost is $135 cash, to be delivered the first weekend in April at the CPI school around 9PM. 



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• Sometimes available from 2nd year beekeepers
CC (Craig Cella) - Contact at (570) 725-3682

1/15/20

Hi Beekeepers!

Time to get 2020 underway!  Our first meeting will be held:

February  20th (Thursday) -regular meeting-  Central Pennsylvania Institute for Science and Technology (CPI), 540 North Harrison Rd, Pleasant Gap, PA, 6:30 pm
Topics: Meet and greet and welcome new members;  plan for club Beekeeping 101 Workshop; vendors available for bee orders;  then parallel discussions: 1) getting started in beekeeping, getting bees and obtaining equipment, 2) late winter and early spring preparation/bee calendar,

Bring a snack to share if possible - meet your fellow beekeepers!  Bring a friend!

Hope to see everyone there!   See 2020 Meeting page for other dates for this year.