Now that our honey bees are busy gathering nectar, it would be wise for beekeepers to examine what local forage is available to pollinators throughout the season and what additional quality nutrition they can provide in what they plant around their homes and apiaries. On Sunday June 4th, you will have the chance to tour some members’ gardens and see what they have provided. There will even be horticulture experts available to describe and identify specimens and answer questions.
Two different pollinator garden tours have been scheduled with two stops on each tour. The first stop on each tour will begin at 9:30 and end at 11 so that people can drive to the second stop that goes from 11:30 to 1pm. Please arrive on time so that you can participate in the tour. Additionally, you will have the chance to see apiaries at each site.
If you have extra plant divides to share or exchange, bring them.
Feel free to bring a picnic lunch and socialize after the second tour stop.
9:30-11:00: Priscilla & Ed Bonsell: 616 Oak Park Road, Hatfield, PA 19440
11:30-1:00: Margaret Zittel & Michael : 532 Skunk Hollow Road, Chalfont, PA18914
9:30-11:00: Regina Rhoa: 1033 N Grange Ave, Collegeville, PA 19426 (Cars can park on driveway or on the driveway of our neighbor to our left at 1025. Parking on the street is at their own risk since there are no shoulders).
11:30-1:00: Dan & Rebecca Boylan: 1200 Farmington Ave, Pottstown PA 19464
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.