7/22/14

August 2014 Meeting

Jim and Susan Wilkins will host this month's meeting at their State College home (and apiary). It's the dog days of summer and you know what that means — it's time to start thinking about winter.

Meeting Date:

Saturday, August 16 at 2:00

Location:

The Wilkins Apiary
122 E Marylyn Abe
State College, PA 116801

Directions:
Turn off of South Atherton onto South Allen (Uni-Mart on the corner). If you are coming from Boalsburg and south turn left, from Downtown and north, turn right. After the turn bear left immediately , which is the continuation of South Allen. Go straight through two stop signs. After the second stop sign, turn left onto E Marylyn. Jim and Susan's house is the first one on the right.

Topic:

Late summer tasks and getting ready for winter

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.

7/13/14

July 2014 Meeting

This month’s meeting will be at Penn State’s Wiley Apiary. We’ll have a chance to meet some of the Penn State staff and get a tour of one of their research bee yards.

Meeting Date:

Saturday, July 19 at 2:00

Location:

Penn State's Wiley Apiary
Wiley Lane
University Park, PA

Directions:
Wiley Apiary sits a little ways behind the Ag Arena just off of Fox Hollow Rd. From the intersection near Beaver Stadium, the Ag Arena and the Centre County Visitors Center on Park Ave., take Fox Hollow Rd to Orchard Road. Turn right onto Orchard Rd, then turn left onto Wiley Lane and follow that road back to the parking area.

Topic:

Research at Penn State - pesticides including active and inert ingredients and factors affecting winter survival.

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.

5/23/14

June 2014 Meeting

Butch and Linda Hanley will host this month's meeting at their bee yard in Howard. We’ll discuss summer management and do our best to answer your questions. We're also hoping for an appearance from our area's apiary inspector, Jim Blasko. Jim is a great resource and always helpful.

Meeting Date:

Saturday, June 21st at 2:00

Location:

The Hanley Apiary
254 Spearing St
Howard, PA

Directions:
 - From Rt. 150 coming into Howard, go straight under red light. Approximately 300 yards on right is the town park and walking path. The next street to the right is Spearing St. Turn right and Butch's is the fifth house on the left — almond color siding and red roof.

 - From Rt. 26 as you're coming into Howard, you will cross railroad bridge. After crossing bridge take the second street to left.

Topic:

Mid-summer management

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.

5/13/14

May 2014 Meeting

This month’s meeting we be at the apiary of Heather Emminger in Bellefonte. We’ll discuss spring management, swarming and maybe a bit about raising queens. There's always plenty of time for questions and answers.

Meeting Date:

Saturday, May 17th at 2:00

Location:

Heather Emminger's Apiary
419 S Monroe St
Bellefonte, PA 16823

Topic:

Spring management and swarming

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.

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.