Aug 9 PA State Beekeepers Picnic

This year’s Pennsylvania State Beekeepers Association (PSBA) Picnic will be held on Saturday, August 9th at the Wade Fisher Bee Farm, 3950 Ferguson Valley Road, McVeytown, Pa. 17051.

(This is a rare chance to tour one of the few commercial beekeeping operations in PA; about 3 hours drive west from Philly, Directions available HERE )  There will be a QUEEN SWAP (see image below) and “Scoring Hives” will be demonstrated for those into queen rearing.

General gathering at noon, with lunch to follow at 1:00.  The hosts are planning to roast a pig and will provide all paper products (plates/cutlery/napkins etc.). All guests are asked to bring a side dish/desert or drink to share and their own lawn chairs.

The location features the primary apiary and honey extraction facility for the Fisher’s, a small zoo with various animals, and a creek for cooling off. . New PSBA 110th Anniversary T-Shirts will be available.

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