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The spotted lanterfly (SLF) is an invasive planthopper that was first detected in southeastern PA in 2014. While its plant host of choice is the tree-of-heaven, it will feed on fruit trees and vines as well as hardwood and ornamental trees. To fight the spread of spotted lanternflies, Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture is extending quarantine guidelines to beekeepers. Click here to view those guidelines.

Any business transporting goods out of a quarantined area must first obtain a permit to do so. See here for more information on obtaining a permit and for a link to a quarantine checklist. While backyard hobbyist beekeepers are not required to obtain a permit or take a test, it is strongly recommended that one attends the educational portion of the SLF presentation.


Serving Montgomery, Bucks and surrounding counties in Pennsylvania, the MCBAPA is an association of hobbyist and professional beekeepers. Our mission is to provide education, hands-on training, support and fellowship in all aspects of beekeeping. Both experienced beekeepers and novices participate in our monthly meetings, field trips and social events.

Our meetings are held at:

Montgomery County 4-H Center
1015 Bridge Road (Route 113)
Skippack, PA 19426

General membership meetings are usually held the 4th Thursday of the month at 7 pm, but please check our calendar.

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