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    • 12 Jul 2022
    • 7:00 PM
    • Zoom Meeting
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    • 19 Jul 2022
    • 6:00 PM
    • Montgomery County 4-H Center


    • 27 Jul 2022
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Montgomery County 4H Club


    • 30 Jul 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • The Carousel at Pottstown, 30 W King Street, Pottstown, PA
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    Annual picnic at The Carousel in Pottstown

    Come join us at the Carousel for unlimited rides, food and swap some beekeeing stories! Bring your smoker and enter the Smoker Contest to see who can keep theirs lit the longest! (rules below)

    Menu to include:

    Bergers, hot dogs, BBQ Chicken and sides provided by Moyers Catering

    Beverages are BYOB for non-alcholic as well as adult beverages 

    You are welcome to bring a dessert

    Price = $10 per person - 5yrs old and under are free


    SMOKER CONTEST 2022

    Smoker Contest will begin promptly at 12:30

    NO modified smokers

    Natural fuel only

    RULES

    You will have 3 minutes to light your smoker

    After 3 minutes, judge will call time and all entrants will walk away.

    Every 15 minutes for the first hour, the judges will pump the bellows three times.

    Any smoker not producing smoke will be turned on its side after the first hour.

    Judges will pump the bellows 3 times every 30 minutes for the second hour for the remaining smokers.

    Any smoker not producing smoke will be turned on its side.

    After 30 minutes, the judges will pump the bellows 2 times for the remaining smokers.

    The last smoker producing smoke will be the winner.

    *****The contest ends after 2 ½ hours.  In the event there are multiple smokers still producing smoke , names will be entered into a drawing to determine the winner****

    Good luck!!!

    Caution:  Smokers should be cooled completely before taking home

    • 9 Aug 2022
    • 7:00 PM
    • Zoom Meeting
    Registration is closed


    • 16 Aug 2022
    • 6:00 PM
    • Montgomery County 4-H Center


    • 24 Aug 2022
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Montgomery County 4H Club


    • 13 Sep 2022
    • 7:00 PM
    • Zoom Meeting
    Registration is closed


    • 20 Sep 2022
    • 6:00 PM
    • Montgomery County 4-H Center


    • 28 Sep 2022
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Montgomery County 4H Club


    • 11 Oct 2022
    • 7:00 PM
    • Zoom Meeting
    Registration is closed


    • 8 Nov 2022
    • 7:00 PM
    • Zoom Meeting
    Registration is closed


    • 13 Dec 2022
    • 7:00 PM
    • Zoom Meeting
    Registration is closed


Past events

23 Jun 2022 General Meeting
22 Jun 2022 Intermediate Beekeeping Class #5
21 Jun 2022 Beginner Beekeepers' Class #5
14 Jun 2022 MCBA Board Meeting
26 May 2022 General Meeting
25 May 2022 Intermediate Beekeeping Class #4
17 May 2022 Beginner Beekeepers' Class #4
10 May 2022 MCBA Board Meeting
28 Apr 2022 General Meeting
27 Apr 2022 Intermediate Beekeeping Class #3
19 Apr 2022 Beginner Beekeepers' Class #3
14 Apr 2022 Queen Rearing and cell grafting class
12 Apr 2022 MCBA Board Meeting
2 Apr 2022 MCBA Members Wax Dipping
26 Mar 2022 MCBA Beginer Class Wax Dipping
24 Mar 2022 General Meeting
23 Mar 2022 Intermediate Beekeeping Class #2
22 Mar 2022 Gamma Irradiation Program
15 Mar 2022 Beginner Beekeepers' Class #2
8 Mar 2022 MCBA Board Meeting
24 Feb 2022 General Meeting
23 Feb 2022 Intermediate Beekeeping Class #1
15 Feb 2022 Beginner Beekeepers' Class #1
8 Feb 2022 MCBA Board Meeting
27 Jan 2022 General Meeting
14 Dec 2021 MCBA Board Meeting
13 Nov 2021 MCBA 2021 Fall Banquet
9 Nov 2021 MCBA Board Meeting
28 Oct 2021 General Meeting
16 Oct 2021 Wax Dipping Event
12 Oct 2021 MCBA Board Meeting
23 Sep 2021 General Meeting
22 Sep 2021 Intermediate Beekeeping Class #8
21 Sep 2021 New Beekeepers' Class #8
14 Sep 2021 MCBA Board Meeting
26 Aug 2021 General Meeting
25 Aug 2021 Intermediate Beekeeping Class #7
17 Aug 2021 New Beekeepers' Class #7
10 Aug 2021 MCBA Board Meeting
28 Jul 2021 Intermediate Beekeeping Class #6
20 Jul 2021 New Beekeepers' Class #6
13 Jul 2021 MCBA Board Meeting
24 Jun 2021 General Meeting
23 Jun 2021 Intermediate Beekeeping Class #5
22 Jun 2021 New Beekeepers' Class #5 - rescheduled to following week (6/22)
8 Jun 2021 MCBA Board Meeting
27 May 2021 General Meeting
26 May 2021 Intermediate Beekeeping Class #4
18 May 2021 New Beekeepers' Class #4
11 May 2021 MCBA Board Meeting
1 May 2021 Package Pickup at Worcester Honey Farms
28 Apr 2021 Intermediate Beekeeping Class #3
22 Apr 2021 General Meeting
20 Apr 2021 New Beekeepers' Class #3
13 Apr 2021 MCBA Board Meeting
3 Apr 2021 Package Pickup at Worcester Honey Farms
3 Apr 2021 Making Hives and Splits
27 Mar 2021 1st yr Class Wax Dipping
25 Mar 2021 General Meeting
24 Mar 2021 Intermediate Beekeeping Class #2
20 Mar 2021 Wax Dipping Event
16 Mar 2021 New Beekeepers' Class #2
9 Mar 2021 MCBA Board Meeting
25 Feb 2021 General Meeting
24 Feb 2021 Intermediate Beekeeping Class #1
16 Feb 2021 New Beekeepers' Class #1
9 Feb 2021 MCBA Board Meeting
28 Jan 2021 General Meeting
12 Jan 2021 MCBA Board Meeting
8 Dec 2020 MCBA Board Meeting
10 Nov 2020 MCBA Board Meeting
22 Oct 2020 General Meeting
13 Oct 2020 MCBA Board Meeting
24 Sep 2020 General Meeting
23 Sep 2020 Intermediate Beekeeping Class
15 Sep 2020 New Beekeepers' Class
27 Aug 2020 General Meeting
26 Aug 2020 Intermediate Beekeeping Class
22 Aug 2020 Saturday Morning Bee Conversation
18 Aug 2020 New Beekeepers' Class
11 Aug 2020 MCBA Board Meeting
22 Jul 2020 Intermediate Beekeeping Class
21 Jul 2020 New Beekeepers' Class
14 Jul 2020 MCBA Board Meeting
12 May 2020 MCBA Board Meeting

About MCBAPA

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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