Tonight, Joe Duffy will present on wax processing. Joe has been beekeeping for many, many years. He has been active in the MCBA by serving as president and remains active in the association’s yearly Farm Show competition. Beginning in his early years of beekeeping, Joe became fascinated with honey bee wax. With practice, he became proficient in his method of wax processing and won prizes for his entries in competitions.
Also, Ronnie and Paul Menard will discuss the art of candle making. They have been beekeeping for 10 years and have won prizes, as well, for their entries in candle competitions.
Learn all about processing wax from the experts in MCBA.
This evening, Jim Bobb will present on his travels and adventures to Nairobi where he learned and observed how African Honey bees are managed. Jim participated in a tour organized by MaryAnn Frazier who has been visiting and gathering information on this topic over the years. Do African bee species manage varroa with less destruction and, if so, why is this possible?
Also, Paul Snellen, president of Lehigh Valley Beekeepers Association will show and tell on his efforts to promote propolis deposits on the inside of honey bee wooden ware. How do you do this and does it work ? Learn from Paul’s four years of experimenting with this important honey bee resource.
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.