2019 Meeting Schedule

Here's the meeting schedule for 2019. The dates for the first four meetings are firm and the others are as firm as the weather permits them to be and or member apiaries can schedule. While it is subject to change, we'll do our best to stick to this schedule.
The May through September meetings will be held outside at one of our members' apiary.  If you would like to volunteer to host the group at your apiary, please send an email to Centrecountybeekeepers@gmail.com or see one of the officers at a meeting. 

The Dates

January 17th (Thursday) - Community Room at the Centre County Recycling Authority near the Nittany Mall (Transfer Rd, top of the hill to the left;  planning meeting for the year's activities - all invited - its a potluck - bring a dish to share if  possible

RESCHEDULED for February  26th (Tuesday)   Central Pennsylvania Institute for Science and Technology (CPI), 540 North Harrison Rd, Pleasant Gap, PA, 6:30 pm
Topics: Meet and greet and welcome new members; officers for this year; club Beekeeping 101 Workshop; vendors available for bee orders;  then parallel discussions: 1) getting started in beekeeping, getting bees and obtaining equipment, 2) late winter and early spring preparation/bee calendar,

March 19th (Tuesday) - CPI, Pleasant Gap, PA 6:30 pm;  Heath Stout presenting on splits and nucs

April 24th (Wednesday)Mt. Nittany Middle School Library, 656 Brandywine Dr, State College, PA 16801; 6:30 pm;  presentation by Mark Gingrich (Gingrich Apiaries) on the PA Queen Improvement Program

May 18th (Saturday); 2:00p, the apiary belonging to Sally Mills;  Directions: 368 Coburn Rd.,  Rte 45 E to Millheim, Right at the traffic light, ~1.8 miles (cross Elk Creek 3 times). Watch closely for 'Honey for sale' sign on right at driveway - that's the place. Bring a chair and water bottle if you need it and your bee suit/veil/gloves if you want to work in the hive

 Saturday, June 22nd at 3p.  We are meeting at Kathryn Miller's apiary, in Boalsburg.

From 322, headed towards Lewistown out of State College, at the stop light near Boalsburg just past the Military Museum,  take a left on Boalsburg Pike and take right on Kimport Ave.  Go to first vacant lot (near corner of Boalsburg Pike and Kimport) , just before a grey house on the left. Park in vacant lot. Walk across the field to the apiary.  There will be signs.  Call Kathryn's cell phone (814-280-1599) if you are having any trouble finding it.  Bring your protective gear if you want to work in the hives.

Saturday, July 20th, 2019 at 2p  We are meeting at Craig Cella's apiary near Bald Eagle State park.  Directions:
Meet at the Twin Kiss (an ice cream shop) on Rt 150 near Bald Eagle State Park;

Proceed East on Route 150 for 2.7 miles to Schenks Cemetery Road; go right on Schenks Cemetery Road for about one-half mile to the “T”; go right through the gate and continue for about 200 yards and eureka “you have found it”.

Craig said the gate is usually locked but he will have it open for us.
Bring your protective gear if you want to work in the hives and a folding chair if you want to relax :-)

Saturday, August 24 at 2p  Meeting is at Nellie's Apiary:
Directions: 305 Homestead Lane...If coming out of State College, on 322 (S Atherton) East towards Boalsburg, pass Kelly's restaurant and Angelo's pizzeria, take the next right onto West Drive and then a right onto Homestead Lane and we're the 3rd house on the right, across from the yellow mailbox.

September/October meeting:  CCBA year end picnic. Sunday afternoon, Oct. 6th, 1-4p, at Kathryn Miller's place in Boalsburg  (211 Harris Ave, Boalsburg). 
Club will provide a main dish (chicken & pulled pork, rolls) place settings and drinks - please bring a side dish, appetizer,or dessert type dish to share;  also bring folding chairs for your group. If its rainy, Kathryn says we can be in her breezeway and house :-)   We'll talk about what the club wants to do going forward, when to offer our next Beekeeping 101 workshop, officers for the new year, etc.  Also plenty of conversation about our bees, winter preps - whatever is on your mind!

Hope to see you all there! Bring a friend who's interested in learning more about beekeeping!    Please do, if possible, RSVP by Oct. 1 so we can get approximate numbers to expect.

Every meeting features a planned agenda and topics for discussion, but that just gets us started. There is always time for Q and A, so bring your questions and don't be afraid to ask. Beekeepers are always willing to share their thoughts.

Mark your calendars. We will continue to update this webpage with dates as we have them. We look forward to seeing you in 2019.


John MacMillen said...
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Unknown said...

i have a hive that needs removed how do i get in touch with your org.? gregg connolly email ggsunmoon@gmail.com