Beginner Beekeeping Short Course – Saturday, 2/23/13

Philadelphia Beekeepers Guild 2-DAY Short Course for New Beekeepers

Getting Started with Honeybees

Learn from experienced urban beekeepers:

• Basic bee biology

• Considerations about equipment, hive set up and location

• Where to get your first bees

• Hive management through the seasons

• Natural beekeeping approaches & strategies

• What is going on in a live hive

• How to recognize common pests & diseases (more…)
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3rd Annual Natural Beekeeping Symposium w/Michael Bush – 2/10/13 – Tickets Now On Sale!!


The Philadelphia Beekeepers Guild is thrilled to announce that nationally renowned beekeeper and author of "The Practical Beekeeper", Michael Bush,  will be coming to Philadelphia to speak at their 3rd Annual Natural Beekeeping Symposium. Bush will share valuable techniques and stories about natural beekeeping based on his extensive, personal experience.

The Natural Beekeeping Symposium is an all-day event and will take place on February 10, 2013 from 10am to 4pm at William Penn Charter School on 3000 West School House Lane in Philadelphia. (more…)
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January Meeting – Elections and Books & Gadgets – 1/17/13

Join us for our January meeting on Thursday, January 17th at 7:30pm at Smith Memorial Playground. We will hold Executive Committee elections and also share our favorite beekeeping books and gadgets. If you have not seen the candidate statements for this year's election, you can view them below.

After the election, we will have a show-and-tell of sorts. Bring your absolute favorite, indispensable beekeeping books so that you can tell us all why the books are so great. If you are so inclined, we can also swap books with each other. You can also bring your favorite beekeeping gadgets to show off, something that's unique or that just makes your beekeeping experience that much better - special hive tools, home-made smoker, frame jig, whatever - so that you can show us all what we have been missing by not having these gadgets.

Executive Committee Elections - Candidate Statements (more…)

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Winter Potluck – Sunday, December 16, 4:00-7:00pm

Join us for our Winter Potluck on Sunday, December 16th from 4:00 to 7:00 at the Lithuanian Church on 19th Street between Wallace and North Streets in the Fairmount neighborhood (North Street is one block south of Fairmount Avenue). Click here to see it on a map. The church is directly across the street from the beautiful Spring Gardens Community Garden. Enter the function room on 19th Street, near the corner of North street.

Bring some food or drinks to share and some stories to tell your fellow beekeepers. The potluck will serve as our December meeting.
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November Meeting – Gifts from the Hive – 11/15/12 – 7:30pm

Join us in Germantown for a presentation by Guild treasurer and all around renaissance woman Anna Herman, as she teaches us some basics on how to make gifts with the products of the hive. Anna will discuss and demonstrate how to make lip balms, salves and her world famous Propolis Honey Tonic among other things. With the holidays approaching (really?), this is a can't miss meeting. Please note that we will be meeting at a new location this month in Germantown (see address below).

We will be meeting at the studio of Guild members Joel and Kate. Please click this link for their address and directions. There is a small parking lot and plenty of on-street parking.

Time: 7:30 pm

Place: 6350 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19144


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NJ Beekeepers Association Fall Meeting

newCumberland County College
Luciano Conference Center
3322 College Drive
Vineland, NJ 08360

10:00 am and 2:00 pm
Dr. Dennis vanEnglesdorp - Featured Speaker

  • Bee Informed Partnership

  • National Honey Bee Survey

  • Panel Discussion (Question & Answer Session)

Cost per person is $25.00 for adults and children 12 and over. Under 12 will be $15.00 Payment must be received by Saturday, September 29th. After September 29th, cost per person 12 and over is $35.00; under 12 will be $25.00 Non-members will be $35.00; if joining NJBA cost will be $40.00 and includes 1 year membership

RSVP To Doris Morgan, SJBA Secretary/Treasurer at 856-453-9345 or by September 29th.  See more info on our events page!
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Call to Action! Help Our Beekeeping Friends in Plymouth Township (Updated)

Our beekeeping friends in Plymouth Township, Montgomery County are facing the potential passage of a very restrictive beekeeping ordinance, which would make it nearly impossible for most residents to keep bees on their properties. They need our help, quickly, to prevent this ordinance from being passed. Please visit the Montgomery County Beekeepers Website for a list of actions you can take to help support them.

Update: There is now a website dedicated specifically to this issue. Please visit it by clicking this text.
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