General Meeting @ Montgomery County 4-H Center
Apr 25 @ 7:00 pm
“Project Comb”
It is great when we can hear from speakers such as Dr. Robyn Underwood from Penn State University, who are conducting bee research close to home. The bees are most likely exposed to the same climates and conditions as our own and it’s also interesting to learn about honey bee research at our state university.
Dr. Underwood will discuss her current project which is a side-by-side comparison of honey bee health in colonies kept using various management systems across the continuum of beekeeping; conventional, organic, and chemical free. This stakeholder-driven project includes following almost 300 colonies for two full years ending in 2020, and measuring productivity, varroa mite levels, nosema disease, and viruses, while determining the economics of each system.  The long-term goal of this regional integrated project is to generate evidence-based knowledge for best management practices of sustainable beekeeping systems that will improve honey bee colony health, reduce environmental impacts, and increase economic returns to beekeepers.
At the last general meeting you learned how to make split and nucs and this month association members Scott Famous and Priscilla Bonsell will demonstrate and discuss the different ways to introduce queens into a colony.
2nd Year Beekeepers’ Class @ Montgomery County 4-H Center
May 7 @ 7:00 pm
Executive Board Meeting @ Montgomery County 4-H Center
May 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
What is the MCBAPA?

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.

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Membership Benefits

Some of the benefits of membership with MCBAPA are:

Participation in a variety of activities and meetings on advanced beekeeping topics.

Access to a variety of educational material.

Access to the club newsletter.

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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.

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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.

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