Honey bees bees are social insects of the highest order, living in an extremely complex society that cannot function without effective communication among its members. Dancing notwithstanding, most honey bee communication occurs by use of smell and taste. Dr. Vincent Aloyo, Master Beekeeper and association member, will present information on how honey bees communicate and control elements within the colony by an array of pheromones or chemicals they release.
Winter is a great time to learn more about our honey bees. As we increase our understanding of their biology and the factors and conditions that effect their behavior, we can become more in tune with nature and better managers of our colonies.
In addition, 2018 beginner beekeepers Nancy Tasker, Peter Beukers and his wife who attended the Pennsylvania State Beekeeping Association Fall Conference, will share their experience.
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.