Meeting Schedule

Welcome to the home of the Beekeepers of the Susquehanna Valley!
Serving Pennsylvania’s Columbia, Lycoming, Montour, Northumberland, Snyder, Schuylkill, and Union Counties


If you’re interested in beekeeping in the central Pennsylvania area, you’ve come to the right place!  We invite you to come to our next meeting and meet and learn from other beekeepers in your neighborhood.  For more information, or to be added to our email list, sent us a message to info at thebeeyard dot org

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2018 Meeting Schedule:

All meetings are held at 7PM at the Union County Government Center in Lewisburg, PA unless otherwise noted

February 20 –

Beekeeper’s Calendar, Parts 1 & 2 – Mike Dahlberg and Dave Owens

Basic Items for the Beginner – Ashley Derr

Whats Blooming & What Bees Don’t Work – Jim Aucker

Understanding the Swarm – Brenda Aucker

Queens 2018 – Brenda Aucker


March 20 –

Swap Meet @ 6PM, Union County Government Center Parking Lot

Making Splits, Part 1 – Aaron Kolb

Bee Removals – Bill Huntington


April 17 – Note the special start time of 6:30 PM

What’s a Healthy Hive – Dr. Jim Tew

Internet Beekeeping – Dr. Jim Tew


May 5 – Package Installation Demonstration – Pick one of the following locations

noon – Mike Dahlberg’s Apiary – Howard, PA

2PM – Deb McCahan’s Apiary – Danville, PA

          – assisted by Nick and Joan Brabander


May 15 – Stan Piorkowski’s Apiary, Middleburg, PA

General Beekeeping


June 5 – Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA

Dr. Beth Capaldi – Topic to be Announced


June 19 – 6PM @ Dave Owen’s Apiary, Subury, PA

Small Scale Queen Rearing – The method Dave demonstrated can be found here:

Small Scale Queen Rearing

Plans for the Top Bar hive that Dave inspected can be found here:

Horizontal Hive Plans


July 3 – Aucker’s Apiary, Millville, PA

Q&A for Beginners

Queens: Marking, Handling, Installing, and Caging

Refreshments will be a simple picnic event


July 17 – Harold Keiner’s Apiary, Wapwallopen, PA

Small scale extracting and labeling honey for resale


August 7 – Aaron Kolb’s Apiary, Williamsport, PA

Making Splits, Part 2

Preparing for Winter Nucs


August 21 – Aucker’s Apiary, Millville, PA

Soap Making – Ashley Derr

Preparations for Winter in the Bee Yard – Jim Aucker


September 18 – Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA

Bee Dancing with Dr. Beth Capaldi


October 16 – Brushy Mountain Bee Farm, New Columbia, PA

Mead and Honey Beer Making – Wade Hutchison


November 20 – @6PM

Pot Luck Supper