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!

4/23/18

Hi all - please remember we have a meeting this Wednesday, 4/25, at CPI in Pleasant Gap at 7p.  Many of us have new hives just settling in - can't wait to hear the stories and discuss best practices for Spring, monitoring for varroa and possible treatment spectrum of options.

Hope to see everyone there!

3/18/18

Hi all - just a reminder that we have a CCBA meeting on March 22nd, Thursday, at 7p.  We'll again be at the CPI school in Pleasant Gap.  Bring a snack or dessert to share if you can.

Discussion for the evening: feeding your hives - what and when - and early Spring varroa monitoring and management

Come join in and learn from our experienced beeks!

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