Interested in becoming a beekeeper or just want to learn the fundamentals of beekeeping? Join us on Saturday, February 22, 2014 for the in class portion of the course where attendees wil learn from a group of experienced urban
- Basic bee biology,
- Considerations about equipment,
- hive set-up, and location,
- Where to get your first bees & how to put them in the hive,
- Hive management through the seasons (focus on Spring),
- Natural beekeeping approaches & strategies,
- What is going on in a live hive
- How to recognize common pests & diseases
Then, join us again in May and July, to suit up for a look at what’s going on in the hive. Groups of 4 or 5 students conduct an inspection with an experienced beekeeper and focus on Summer and Fall management techniques. Compare to what’s going on in your hive, discuss and get answers. Date and time TBD based on attendees schedules.
We recommend registering for the event on Eventbrite, but if you do not want to pay the Eventbrite fee, still go to the link to register but then click the fine print “show other payment options” link below the big green “register” button. You will be given instructions on how to pay off-line by mailing a check to the Guild.
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The Pennsylvania Backyard Beekeepers Association is sponsoring an essay contest for youth (aged 17 and younger) to win a free beehive complete with honeybees or, as an alternative, $100 in vendor credit at its Spring Workshop! To get the entry form, contact Carol at email@example.com
We are thrilled to announce that nationally renowned beekeepers Dean Stiglitz and Laurie Herboldsheimer, authors of “The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Beekeeping” will speak at our 4th Annual Natural Beekeeping Symposium. Stiglitz and Herboldsheimer will share valuable techniques and stories about natural beekeeping based on their extensive, personal experience. Continue reading
Thanks to freelance writer Alaina Mabaso: CLICK HERE TO READ IT!
7:30 pm @ St. James School
FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
In the spirit of New Year’s Resolutions, our January meeting will feature “Three Steps to Healthier Bees.” This class was part of the Eastern Apicultural Society’s 2013 “short course.” Adam Schreiber, past president of the Philadelphia Beekeepers Guild, will share his integrated plan to improve the health of his bees: natural sized cells, proper nutrition, and local genetics.
IN 2014, WE WILL FOCUS ON THE IMPORTANCE OF LOCAL GENETICS AND BREEDING ‘LOCAL’ BEES, INCLUDING QUEENS, AS AN ON-GOING PART OF OUR MEETING TOPICS.
If you missed this meeting, click this link to go to a page that has a downloadable copy of the Powerpoint presentation.
Area beekeepers are invited to tour the new Colony Meadery, 905 Harrison St., Suite 115, Allentown, PA 18103, and taste up to 10 varieties of their mead, a honey-based wine. Tour & 5 samples for $10; OR tour & 10 samples plus keep the glass for $15. (Normal Value $25) https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-colony-meadery-tour-and-tasting-tickets-10036582689
We will “convoy / carpool” from St. James School, 3217 Clearfield St., 19132, leaving at 9:30 am (sharp). We may meet folks from the Lehigh Valley, Chester Co., & Montgomery Co. Beekeepers Associations in a unique social atmosphere! Friends and family over 21 are welcome; please spread the word. Questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org LIMITED TO THE FIRST 30 WHO RESERVE tickets at the link above.
St. James School
3217 Clearfield St., 19132
Friends and family welcome!The Guild will provide a main dish, soft drinks and paper goods. Bring your favorite food or drink to share. We need a good count by Dec 18, so please RSVP to Sarah@SarahPlonski.com
LET HER KNOW HOW MANY WILL ATTEND & WHAT YOU WILL BRING. See you there!
January 16, 2014 7:30 pm monthly meeting @ St. James School
February 9, 2014 10 am – 4 pm Natural Beekeeping Symposium @ Penn Charter
February 22, 2014 9 am – 4 pm Beginner Beekeeper Short Course @ St. James School
HELP WANTED FOR ALL OF THE ABOVE
please volunteer at email@example.com