4/11/14

April 2014 Meeting

Sally Mills has offered to host the April meeting at her Coburn apiary. I'm sure Sally will give us a great tour of her bee yard and we can discuss early spring management. There's always plenty of time for questions and answers.

Meeting Date:

Saturday, April 19th at 2:00

Location:

Sally Mills' Apiary
368 Coburn Rd
Coburn PA 16832

Directions:

Take Rt 45 to Millheim. Turn south on Penn Street (near the Elk Creek Cafe, it's a right if you're coming from State College). In about 1/2 mile that turns into State Route 2011/Coburn Rd. Go another .8 of a mile and Sally's place is on the right. She has a Beekeeper sign near her driveway entrance.

Topic:

Q&A and early spring management

Agenda:

  • Next meeting
  • Open discussion, question and answer session on topics raised by participants
  • This month's topic
  • Hive inspection
Don't forget to bring a chair.

3/12/14

March 2014 Meeting

We’ll discuss nucs, packages, mite control and installing a package of bees at our March meeting. We’ll also get a report on the mentoring program and have plenty of time for questions and answers.

Meeting Date:

Wednesday, March 19 at 7:00

Location:

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

Topic:

Getting started, installing a package, nucs and packages, mite control

Agenda:

  • New business
  • Mailing list and mentoring update
  • Main topics as outlined above
  • Open discussion and question and answer session on topics raised by participants

We need hosts for the April and May meetings. If you are willing to host, we need to hear from you as soon as possible. Please consider hosting a meeting at your apiary. It's a chance to become an active participant in the club and get some feedback on your colonies from experienced beekeepers.

Buying Bees

If you would like to order either a nuc or a package, you can do so at this meeting. Payment must be made at the meeting. Please bring cash or a check. Packages are $102, nucs are $105 and will come in a non-returnable cardboard box.

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

2/13/14

February 2014 Meeting

We will welcome new members and focus on ramping up for the upcoming beekeeping season. We’ll also discuss getting bees and equipment and matching new beekeepers with mentors.

Meeting Date:

Wednesday, February 19 at 7:00

Location:

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

Topic:

Preparing for the Upcoming Season

Agenda:

  • New business
  • Meeting Schedule and hosts for this year
  • The mailing list
  • Preparing for the Upcoming Season
  • Open discussion and question and answer session on topics raised by participants

Please consider hosting a meeting at your apiary. It's a chance to become an active participant in the club and get some feedback on your colonies from experienced beekeepers. The first outside meeting will be in April.

If you have anything to add to the agenda, please let us know. If you know of anyone who might be interested in joining the Centre County Beekeepers, please encourage them to attend or contact us. The best way to reach us is by email at centrecountybeekeepers@gmail.com.

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

11/10/13

November 2013 Meeting

We will hold elections and enjoy some social time during the November meeting. Of course, there will be plenty of time for bee talk. If you think you might attend, please add your name to the list on Doodle.

If you have some honey that you are willing to share with our hosts at CPI, please bring a jar to donate.

Meeting Date:

Wednesday, November 20 at 7:00

Location:

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

Topic:

Elections and social time

Agenda:

  • New business
  • Next meeting
  • PA State Beekeepers meeting summary
  • Elections
  • Raffle
  • Open discussion, ideas for next year, question and answer session on topics raised by participants
If you have anything to add to the agenda, please let us know. If you know of anyone who might be interested in joining the Centre County Beekeepers, please encourage them to attend or contact us. The best way to reach us is by email at centrecountybeekeepers@gmail.com.

Please share this mailing with anyone that you think would be interested in attending this meeting.

10/20/13

October 2013 Meeting

The October meeting will focus on a review of this year – both club activities and our own beekeeping experiences. Please share what went well and what could have been better. We’ll also discuss planning for next year and winter reading materials.

If you have some honey that you are willing to share with our hosts at CPI, please bring a jar to donate.

Meeting Date:

Wednesday, October 23 at 7:00

Location:

CPI
540 North Harrison Rd
Pleasant Gap, PA, 7:00 pm
Topic: Evaluation and Planning

Topic:

Evaluation and planning.

Agenda:

  • New business
  • Next meeting
  • Outreach and speaking opportunities
  • PA State Beekeepers meeting
  • Review of this year’s activities, planning for next year
  • Winter reading
  • Open discussion, question and answer session on topics raised by participants
If you have anything to add to the agenda, please let us know. If you know of anyone who might be interested in joining the Centre County Beekeepers, please encourage them to attend or contact us. The best way to reach us is by email at centrecountybeekeepers@gmail.com.
Please share this mailing with anyone that you think would be interested in attending the October meeting.