6/12/18

REMINDER:  CCBA Club Meetings coming up:
 
Saturday, June 23rd, 2:00p 
Craig Cella's out yard, 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!
 
Next one: 

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  :-)

5/24/18

Hi  members:

If you have a sighting for pollen or nectar source in Centre County or surrounding areas, please note on this spreadsheet:

spreadsheet for local sightings

Perhaps we can use the information to create a pollen /nectar map/calendar for our area.

Hope all your bees are thriving!

Dee

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!