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We at Beaver Valley Area Beekeepers Association promote education and collegiality in beekeeping. We encourage you to join more than one group because the opportunities in each group are amazing. We are fortunate in Southwestern Pennsylvania to have clubs with dues that are reasonable – anywhere from $3 to $10 a year. Even if you are not going to actively keep bees, supporting the local groups, enables them to offer educational programs and information to not only instruct about bees but ways to help native bees grow and survive.
BURGH BEES                                                                                                                      burghbees@gmail.com
CENTRAL WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA BEEKEEPING ASSOCIATION                             Leicherfarms@zoominternet.net
Lawrence, Butler, Mercer

COUNTRY BARN FARM BEEKEEPING CLUB                                                                    joe@countrybarnfarm.com

Pennsylvania State Beekeepers Association                                                www.pastatebeekeepers.org
Mid-Atlantic Apiculture Research & Extension Consortium                        http://maarec.psu.edu
Basic Beekeeping Blog spot                                                                            http://basicbeekeeping.blogspot.com/
Long Lane Honey Bee Farms                                                                           http://www.honeybeesonline.com/studiobeelive.html
Bee Source beekeeping forum                                                                         http://www.beesource.com/forums/
Brushy Mountain Video Library                                                                       http://www.brushymountainbeefarm.com/resources/videos.asp
Bush Farms-The Practical Beekeeper                                                            http://www.bushfarms.com/bees.htm
Chester County Beekeepers Association                                                      http://www.chescobees.org/            
2 C’s and a Bee                                                                                                http://www.ccbee.org/
Montgomery County Beekeeper’s Assn.                                                       http://montcobee1.farming.officelive.com/default.aspx      
The Beekeepers of the Susquehanna Valley                                               http://www.thebeeyard.org/    
York County Beekeepers’ Association                                                          http://www.ycbk.org/      
Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences Extension Service                 http://extension.psu.edu/ 
Philadelphia Beekeepers                                                                                 http://www.phillybeekeepers.org/        
Eastern Apicultural Society                                                                              http://www.easternapiculture.org/    

PA Department of Agriculture Registration Form for Honeybee Hives
Research and Links
Mid- Atlantic Apiculture Research & Extension Consortium:  http://maarec.psu.edu
Center for Pollinator Research:  http://ento.psu.edu/pollinators
Eastern Apiculture Society:  www.easternapiculture.org/honey-bee-research.html 
University of Minnesota:  www.beelab.umn.edu/honey-bees/research
The Ohio State University Bee Lab:  http://u.osu.edu/beelab
American Beekeeping Federation:  www.abfnet.org
 Pollinator Plants
Cooking With Honey
National Honey Board:  www.honey.com 
Western PA Beekeeping Seminar Guest Speaker Links
Dr. James Tew                        http://www.onetew.com/
Dr. Larry Connor                     http://www.wicwas.com/      
Jennifer Berry                         http://www.ent.uga.edu/bees/personnel/berry.html
Mel Disselkoen                      http://www.mdasplitter.com/
PSBA Bee Friendly City Initiative
The PA State Beekeeping Association has a new initiative – the Pennsylvania Bee Friendly City project.  This initiative will recognize municipalities in the commonwealth that are using best practices that encourage beekeeping as well as a hospitable habitat for bees in the community.  The committee is currently developing materials to PR this initiative.
Applications will be evaluated based upon the following criteria: legislation, education, pest management, pollinator friendly green space, and community support.
Please go to the PSBA site for more information: www.pastatebeekeepers.org
Installing Bee Packages


How to Prepare Your Honey For Judging

Feeding Fondant: Winter Beekeeping

Winter Fondant Feeding – Beekeeping 101 Video

Mite Count: Alcohol Mite Wash

Mite Count: Powdered Sugar Shake

Oxalic Acid Mixing chart: Randy Oliver  
 http:scientificbeekeeping.com/oxalic-acid-powerpoint-presentation/    (slide 17)

Chris, one of our fellow Honey Bee enthusiasts, sent in a link that gives a lot of good information on the different types of Bees, Wasps and Hornets. Thanks Chris – Great link. This will prove helpful to a lot of folks who are trying to determine what types of insects they are seeing around their yard.

Since 1978, we have been active in efforts to educate local beekeepers and provide a forum where new developments in beekeeping can be discussed.  We are active in promoting knowledge of the tremendous benefits we, as a society, derive from the humble honey bee.



-Get more information on the Club
-Request a classroom presentation on Honey Bees
-Request Club participation in your upcoming event

The best way to contact us is through our contact form.


Regular Club meetings usually alternate between the Sisters of St. Joseph, 1020 W. State Street, Baden, PA 15005 and a Soergel Orchards in Wexford, PA.

Meetings begin at 7:00p.m. with Club business is discussed 7 to 8 p.m. and education and training from 8 to 9 p.m.

See our Calendar for upcoming meeting dates as well as other club activities.

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