5/8/15

May 2015 Meeting

The May meeting will be held at the apiary of Fran Cooley in Warrior's Mark. We talk about likely subjects for the season: swarming and raising queens. We may also get a chance to see a Slovenian AZ hive.

Meeting Date:

Saturday, May 23 at 2:00

Location:

Cooley Apiary
4572 Clover Hill Lane
Warrior's Mark, PA 16877

This is just off of SR350. Detailed directions will be sent in the email announcement.

Topics:

Slovenian AZ hive, swarming and queen rearing

Agenda:

  • Upcoming meetings
  • Topics as described above
  • Open discussion, question and answer session on topics raised by participants
  • Hive Inspection
Please share this information with anyone who you think would be interested in attending this meeting.

4/19/15

April 2015 Meeting

The April meeting will be held at the Riley apiary in Port Matilda. We hope to have the opportunity to compare an overwintered colony with one that was recently installed.

Meeting Date:

Saturday, April 25 at 2:00

Location:

Riley Apiary
97 Marvin St
Port Matilda, PA

This is just off of 550 in Stormstown. Turn onto Ira Lane, then left onto Shanelly Drive, then onto Marvin. Please park on the street rather than in the driveway.

Topics:

Hive inspection, early season management, new nuc vs. overwintered colony

Agenda:

  • Upcoming meetings
  • Outreach Opportunities
  • Open discussion, question and answer session on topics raised by participants
  • Hive Inspection
Please share this information with anyone who you think would be interested in attending this meeting.

3/21/15

March 2015 Meeting

The March meeting will again be at the CPI School in Pleasant Gap as we get ready for the 2015 beekeeping season.

Meeting Date:

Wednesday, March 25 at 7:00

Location:

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

Topics:

Installing packages and nucs, getting bees and starting the new season

Agenda:

  • Upcoming meetings
  • Getting bees and equipment
  • Installation demonstration and discussion
  • Spring feeding, coming out of winter
  • 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.

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.