Sep
28
Thu
General Meeting @ Montgomery County 4-H Center
Sep 28 @ 7:00 pm

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.

Sep
30
Sat
Sister Beekeepers’ Meeting
Sep 30 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

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!

Oct
10
Tue
Executive Board Meeting @ Montgomery County 4-H Center
Oct 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Oct
26
Thu
General Meeting @ Montgomery County 4-H Center
Oct 26 @ 7:00 pm

This evening, Dr. Elina Lastro Nino will present via webinar her research on queen mating and reproduction and the impact of supplemental forage on bee health. She is currently the Assistant Specialist in Cooperative Extension for Apiculture with the Department of Entomology and Nematology at the University of California at Davis. In her current role,  she continues her research and also has developed several beginner and advanced beekeeper classes including the Queen Rearing Techniques Short Course and Basics of Bee Breeding course, a children’s Pollinator Education Program, and the California Master Beekeeper Program.

Her lab is also actively working on several applied projects, one of which is testing several novel bio pesticides for Varroa mite management.You won’t want to miss this informative presentation from a nationally recognized researcher on a subject that has a big impact on our honey bees.

Nov
14
Tue
Executive Board Meeting @ Montgomery County 4-H Center
Nov 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Nov
18
Sat
MCBAPA Annual Banquet @ Plains Mennonite Church
Nov 18 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Dec
12
Tue
Executive Board Meeting @ Montgomery County 4-H Center
Dec 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm