May 2016 Meeting

We will meet this month at the apiary of Dan Pytel near Unionville. Dan would like to raise some queens this year and we hope to complete the first step in setting up for the Cloake Board method of queen rearing. We hope that all members — even those just starting out — will find this interesting and worthwhile. Of course, we'll allow time at the beginning of the meeting to try to answer some of your other beekeeping questions. We're hoping for cooperative weather, something we haven't experienced much of this spring. Come out and meet some Centre County Beekeepers.

If you'd like to study up prior to the meeting, here's an excellent description of the Cloake Board method of queen-rearing.

Meeting Date:

Saturday, May 28 at 2:00


The Pytel Apiary
1450 Bush Hollow Rd
Julian Pa 16844


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.


Queen rearing


  • Next month's meeting
  • Open discussion, question and answer session on topics raised by participants
  • Hive inspection and set up for queen rearing.
If you want a seat, bring a chair.

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