This evening, long-standing Montgomery County Beekeepers member Ellen Codd will share her process and tips for making pollen substitute patties. Pollen substitute patties can be an important source of early protein for honey bees as they complete winter survival and begin spring build-up, as well as other times of the year when pollen is scarce and the bees need nutritional support. This will surely be a timely and informative talk and demonstration.
Next, Walter Broughton of Swarmbustin’ Honey will present on his honey bee business that includes comb honey, creamed honey, liquid honey, flavored honey, propolis, royal jelly, beeswax, candles, honey vinegar, honey sticks, honey candy, pollen and much more. We have asked Walter to focus his presentation on the pollen aspect of his business, so he will discuss the importance of pollen to honey bees and humans as well as when and how to collect, process, and store pollen. Swarmbustin’ Honey is a family run operation located near Chatham in Chester County, Pennsylvania. Walter and his sons collectively have over ten decades of “beeing’ with the bees and are passionate about every aspect of their operation. If you never have collected pollen, but entertained the thought of doing so, you will definitely want to attend this informative and interesting presentation.
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
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.