We all know how the importance of the queen in our colonies, and tonight, we have the pleasure of listening to Dr. David Tarpy, a leader in the field of honey bee queens, discuss via webinar the research on queens, their problems and potential solutions to these problems.We all know how the importance of the queen in our colonies, and on September 28th, we have the pleasure of listening to Dr. David Tarpy, a leader in the field of honey bee queens, discuss via webinar, his research on queens, their problems and potential solutions.
Dr.Tarpy has been and assistant professor of Entomology and the extension apiculturist at North Carolina University since 2003. As Extension Apiculturist, he maintains an apiculture web site dedicated to the dissemination of information and understanding of honey bees and their management, spearheads numerous extension projects, and launched the new online Beekeeper Education & Engagement System (BEES)—an exciting new “learning community” for knowledge and understanding of bees and beekeeping.
His research has focused on the biology and behavior of honey bee queens using techniques including field manipulations, behavioral observation, instrumental insemination, and molecular genetics in order to improve the overall health of queens and their colonies. This research has provided significant gains to the understanding of queens so you won’t want to miss this fascinating discussion. Get your honey bee queen questions ready for an expert in this field.
Also, Scott Famous, who is the founder, leader and one of the grafters of our Queen Cell Program, will give a summary of the 2017 season. Congratulation and thank you to Scott, Vince, Jeff and Susan for their work on this valuable association resource.
Hey women beekeepers..the last 2017 get together has been planned for September 30th from 10-1 at the home of Margaret Zittel (532 Skunk Hollow road, Chalfont PA 18914). A peek into a nuc and colony and time to chat, socialize, network, discuss winter management and answer beekeeper questions is planned. Bring a veil and hope to see you there!
The Montgomery County Beekeepers’ Association of Pennsylvania (MCBAPA), is an organization of hobbyist and professional beekeepers that serves Montgomery, Bucks and surrounding counties in Southeastern Pennsylvania. The mission of the association is to provide education, support, hands-on training, and fellowship in all aspects of the beekeeping experience. We welcome experienced as well as novice beekeepers to participate in our monthly meetings, social events and field trips.
We offer a variety of beekeeping services.
Are you a beekeeper that may have infected equipment? Or a homeowner with an intimidating swarm of bees in your tree? The MCBAPA and its members offer a variety of services that can help. From education to swarm removal, the MCBAPA works to promote honeybee health in our community.Learn More
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Pennsylvania requires that every beekeeper in the Commonwealth be registered. The registration costs $10.00 for a two calendar-year period and covers all apiaries and hives owned by that person. Registration information can be found here on the Pennsylvania State Beekeepers website.