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

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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

You can also find us on Facebook.

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

General Beekeeping

 

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