2/19/15

February 2015 Meeting

The first meeting of the year will be at the CPI School in Pleasant Gap. We’ll discuss getting started, getting bees and other topics of interest as we get ready for the 2015 beekeeping season.

Meeting Date:

Wednesday, February 25 at 7:00

Location:

Central Pennsylvania Institute for Science and Technology (CPI)
540 North Harrison Rd
Pleasant Gap, PA

Topics:

Getting started, getting bees

Agenda:

  • Upcoming meetings
  • Welcome new members
  • Getting bees and equipment
  • Getting started
  • Mentoring
  • Open discussion and question and answer session on topics raised by participants
Please share this information with anyone who you think would be interested in attending this meeting.

1/27/15

2015 Meeting Schedule Set

The monthly meeting schedule is set for 2015. The first meeting is in February where we'll look forward to the coming year and answer questions for new beekeepers. It's also a god time to start pairing up mentors with those who think they could use a little help and guidance during the coming season.

If you are just exploring the possibility of keeping bees and are uncertain about joining the club, feel free to attend. You are welcome. It's a chance to meet some folks and get some questions answered with no obligation.

Starting in April, we'll meet at the apiary of one of our members. These meetings allow a chance to look at other people's bees and do hive inspections with experienced beekeepers. This is a wonderful learning opportunity and an enjoyable social activity. It's a great way to spend a spring or summer afternoon.

If you are willing and able to host one of our monthly meetings, please send an email to centrecountybeekeepers@gmail.com. We look forward to seeing you in February.

10/24/14

October 2014 Meeting

The final meeting of the year will be at the CPI School in Pleasant Gap. We’ll discuss the past beekeeping season and look forward to next year and hold elections for 2015.

Also, the T-shirts we ordered are in and will be available for pick-up and purchase at this meeting. Please bring a check.

Meeting Date:

Wednesday, October 29 at 7:00

Location:

Central Pennsylvania Institute for Science and Technology (CPI)
540 North Harrison Rd
Pleasant Gap, PA

Topic:

Elections, Year in Review

Agenda:

  • Next meeting
  • Elections
  • Year in review
  • Open discussion and question and answer session on topics raised by participants

NOTE: We typically bring the CPI staff some local honey as thanks for the use of the classroom for our late winter and fall meetings. If you have some honey to share, please bring it.

Please share this information with anyone who you think would be interested in attending this meeting.

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.