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Dec
16
Sun
MCBA Holiday Party @ Charlie and Ann Breinig's home
Dec 16 @ 6:00 pm
All are welcome to join us at the Breinigs’ home at 1115 Camp Hill Avenue, Dresher, PA 19025 for the MCBA Annual Holiday Party!
Please bring a potluck dish to share. The breakdown for food is according to last names:
A-F: salad or side G-M: main dish N-S: dessert T-Z: appetizer Hope to see you there!! For questions or more information, contact Charlie and Anne at 215-830-0423
Jan
8
Tue
Executive Board Meeting @ Montgomery County 4-H Center
Jan 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Jan
24
Thu
General Meeting @ Montgomery County 4-H Center
Jan 24 @ 7:00 pm

Tonight’s speaker will be Frank Licata, Master Beekeeper and operations managers for Mann Lake Ltd.

As beekeepers, we all want our operations, big or small, to be sustainable and carry over, maybe even grow, from year to year. We worry that this is not possible, a concern reinforced by a multitude of media reports and survey results showing high colony mortality, reduced bee viability, and some tantalizing data that indicates that beekeeping globally is undergoing tremendous change. Sustainable apiculture, that which is able to maintain itself at its certain rate or level, clearly depends on our ability to manage population levels. As we start another season, it’s appropriate that our January guest speaker Frank Licata presents “Building Sustainability in your Apiary.”

Frank is an Eastern Apiculture Society Certified Master Beekeeper, owner of Bramble Ridge Honey Farm and Operation Manager of Mann Lake’s Wilkes-Barre location. His incredible knowledge and experience with honeybees is well respected within the beekeeping community.  With his colonies located in Northeastern Pennsylvania he is familiar with the problems and challenges facing beekeepers in the area.

Orders for Mann Lake beekeeping supplies can be placed in advance and picked up the evening of the meeting (call 877-827-4077 and specify pre-order for meeting pick-up).

In addition, beginner beekeepers from the 2018 class, Nancy Tasker, Peter Beukers and his wife who attended the Pennsylvania State Beekeeping Association Fall Conference, will share their experiences.

 

 

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.

Montgomery County Beekeepers Association Membership

Questions about joining MCBAPA?
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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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Register Your Hives!

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.

Beekeeping Services Provided by Montgomery County Beekeepers Association