2018 Meeting Schedule

Here's the meeting schedule for 2018. The dates for the first three 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

February 21 (Wednesday) - Central Pennsylvania Institute for Science and Technology (CPI), 540 North Harrison Rd, Pleasant Gap, PA, 7:00 pm
Topics: Meet and greet and welcome new members, survey results;  then parallel discussions: 1) getting started in beekeeping, getting bees and obtaining equipment, 2) late winter and early spring preparation/bee calendar,

March 22 (Thursday) - CPI, Pleasant Gap, PA 7:00 pm
 Topics: Dessert potluck - bring something to share (great if honey is an ingredient); Discussion:Feeding your hives - what and when; bear fencing;

April 25 (Wednesday) CPI, Pleasant Gap, PA 7:00 pm
Topics: new hives, Spring best practices, monitoring for varroa, the treatment spectrum of options

May 19 - (Saturday), 2p - David Dunklebarger's apiary, 177 Stevenson Road, Port Matilda.

June 23 - (Saturday), 2p - Craig Cella, Schenks Cemetary, Howard, PA.  This location is at Bald Eagle State Park on Dowdy Hole Road, near the beginning waters of the lake.  If you get to the main entrance to Bald Eagle State Park, you've gone about 2 miles too far!  Traveling from Milesburg on 150, you have 2 choices:  1) take a Right off 150 onto Nursery Rd.  At the T in the road, take a Left and travel along this road for almost 1 mile till you get to a Left turn in the road AND a latched gate ahead.  The apiary is behind the latched gate.  2)  take the Right AFTER Nursery Road.  At the T in the road you'll see a latched gate to your left. 

July 21 - (Saturday), 2p - Larry Adam's apiary - Philipsburg

August 25 - (Saturday), 2p - Fran & Bob Cooley's apiary, near Warriors Mark, PA

September 22 - (Saturday) 2p - Apiary Visit - 250 Elks Club Rd, Boalsburg, PA 16827.  Turning off of 322 (across from Bear Meadow Road leading to Tussey Mountain Rec area), Tara and her family are the first house on the left side of the road, right after the pond and before the golf course. 
October 16 (Tuesday) - Wrap up 2018 - CPI in Pleasant Gap; discussion on getting hives ready for winter;  honey tasting/friendly competition, bring a snack to share

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

Mark your calendars. We look forward to seeing you in 2018.

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