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.

 

 

Feb
12
Tue
Executive Board Meeting @ Montgomery County 4-H Center
Feb 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Feb
19
Tue
Beginner Beekeepers Course @ Montgomery County 4-H Center
Feb 19 @ 6:00 pm
Feb
28
Thu
General Meeting @ Montgomery County 4-H Center
Feb 28 @ 7:00 pm
Mar
12
Tue
Executive Board Meeting @ Montgomery County 4-H Center
Mar 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Mar
19
Tue
Beginner Beekeepers Course @ Montgomery County 4-H Center
Mar 19 @ 6:00 pm
Mar
28
Thu
General Meeting @ Montgomery County 4-H Center
Mar 28 @ 7:00 pm
Apr
9
Tue
Executive Board Meeting @ Montgomery County 4-H Center
Apr 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm