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General Meeting

  • 24 Feb 2022
  • 7:00 PM
  • Montgomery County 4H club and Zoom

 All speakers will present via zoom, so everyone will also have the option of attending via zoom if you do not wish to attend in person.  Anyone attending in person will be required to wear a face mask per CDC requirements. No drinks or snacks will be provided, but you may bring something for yourself.

Mark Antunes is the mini presenter on: How to prepare a colony for a queen cell includes when to split the hive or remove the current queen.

Dr Seeley is our main presenter on: Hive Thirst - how does a honey bee colony regulate its water collection?

Thomas D. Seeley, biologist and writer, is a retired professor in the Department of Neurobiology and Behavior at Cornell University.  He continues to do research on the behavior, social life, and ecology of honey bees.  Tom is an avid beekeeper and began keeping bees while a high school student, when he shook a swarm into a box and brought it home.  He earned his PhD in biology from Harvard University in 1978.  His scientific work is summarized in five books:  Honeybee Ecology (1985), The Wisdom of the Hive (1995), Honeybee Democracy (2010), Following the Wild Bees (2016), and The Lives of Bees (2019).   In recognition of his scientific contributions, he has been elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a Member of the German National Academy of Sciences.   He writes: "These honors are much appreciated, but for me the most important source of pleasure in being a scientist are the discoveries that I have made about the lives of honey bees." 

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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.This is a good spot to place your secondary navigation gadget, like Navigation links, or Secondary menu.

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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