Western PA Beekeeping Seminar
The Western PA Beekeeping Seminar is back for 2024!!
We are once again excited to offer a wide range of informative speakers and vendors for all of your beekeeping needs. This is one of the largest beekeeping seminars in the state that you do not want to miss!
Our upcoming seminar date is Friday, February 9th and 10th, 2024 and will be held at the Gateway Senior High School in Monroeville located at 3000 Gateway Campus Boulevard, Monroeville, PA 15146
Online registration for the event will open up starting in September for early bird tickets. Early bird pricing will be $65 per person, so make sure you purchase your tickets early as the price will increase as we get closer to the event!
Ticket pricing will increase to $75 after December 1st, and $85 for those purchasing tickets after February 1st or walking in. Anyone registering after February 1st will not be guaranteed lunch.
The initial gathering starts on Friday night with a speaker sharing on a topic of interest from 7-8:30 PM. There will be no Friday registration so you don't need to be registered to attend the Friday session.
On Saturday registration begins at 7:15 AM with coffee and donuts and the morning session will begin at 8:15. At this time, we are happy to announce the following confirmed speakers for our 2024 event: James Tew, Brock Harpur, Karen Roccasecca, Robyn Underwood, David Peck, and Mark Gingrich. If you'd like to learn more about our guests, please click the button below to go to our BLOG page.
We will have several breaks where attendees can shop the many bee equipment vendors who will be in attendance. The 2024 vendor list for the seminar is a work in progress and will be updated as we get vendors added.
After lunch until 4:30 there will be three breakout sessions which will offer a variety of topics. Upon ticket purchase the attendee will select which sessions they will attend for each time slot.
We encourage all beekeepers to bring a one pound jar of honey for donation to the local food bank.
We will be offering another custom designed shirt for 2024. Pre-orders will begin once early bird tickets go on sale. A limited number of event T-Shirts will be available at the seminar for sale. We do recommend that you pre-order a shirt in advance as the in person shirts will be limited.
Event schedule: The committee is currently working on solidifying the program schedule. As we continue to build out the programming, updates will be made to the timeline.
Friday February 9th, 2024
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Beekeeping Discussion - TBD
Saturday February 10th, 2024 - Will be updated as we get closer to the event date
Morning Session 8:15 am to 11:40 am will be in the auditorium
7:15 - registration begins - coffee and donuts available in the cafeteria
8:15 - Welcome - Joe Zgurzynski and Hannah Durkin
9:15 - Break
11:45 - Lunch Break - Vendors Open
Breakout Session I (1:15 - 2:05 pm)
Breakout Session II (2:25 -3:15 pm)
Breakout Session III (3:35 - 4:25 pm)