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Check back soon for the 2014 Summer Picnic information.  The data below is from 2013!!

 

Summer Picnic Potluck - August 10, 2013  9am - 5pm

 

 

If you and your family are planning to join us for this year's Joint MCBA / PSBA Summer Picnic, please RSVP by clicking the button at left and completing the brief survey about the activities that you want to attend and to sign up for a dish for the Pot Luck.

 

If you have any problems, you can always contact us at montcobee@yahoo.com

 

Get directions to the summer picnic here

 

Download an agenda here.

 

 

NEW LOCATION FOR 2013 for the Joint MCBA / PSBA Summer Picnic

****  Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania ****

 

This summer the Pennsylvania State Beekeepers Association’s annual picnic will be held at the Morris Arboretum August 10, 2013 from 9 A.M. to 5 P.M.. The Morris Arboretum is the official arboretum of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and this is your opportunity to visit free of charge. Your admittance, a $16/person value, has been covered by your hosts for the picnic the Montgomery County Beekeepers Association and the Pennsylvania State Beekeepers Association.

 

Don’t miss this chance to view one of the most spectacular arboretums in the state. You will see:

 

The Big Bug Exhibit: These amazing ‘bugs’ are the creation of Long Island sculptor, David Rogers. Made mostly from found materials, primarily trees and plants that have fallen and died, each Big Bug is a unique creation with its own whimsical character. This exhibit will only be on view this summer.

The Garden Railway: Around the World in an Afternoon! This summer, Morris Arboretum’s Garden Railway will transport visitors to the far ends of the earth. Spanning the globe, visitors will experience magical visits to The Great Wall of China (China), The Leaning Tower of Pisa (Italy), Hagia Sophia (Istanbul), Tikal (Guatemala) Maachu Picchu (Peru), Petra (Jordan), the Giza Pyramid and Alexandria Light House (Egypt), The Eiffel Tower (Paris), Arc de Triomphe (Paris), and Sphinx (Egypt).

The Tree Adventure: Get a bird’s eye view of the forest from 50 feet up, perched on a canopy walk high above ground level. Or scamper down onto the Squirrel Scramble, a huge hammock-like net where you can look down to the ground far below through the rope netting. Enter a Bird’s Nest and sit on giant robin’s eggs, just waiting to hatch. It’s all part of Morris Arboretum’s Tree Adventure exhibit, connecting us to the natural world, and themed to teach us that we need trees and trees need us.

The Many Incredible Tree Specimens: One of the most outstanding features of the estate that became the Morris Arboretum in 1933 is the collection of large and stately trees. These sovereigns form the fabric that weaves together the Arboretum. They represent the diversity of our plant collections by showing plants from North America, Europe, the Mediterranean, China, Japan, and Korea. Some of them are among the largest of their kind in North America. Others are exceedingly rare and may be among only a handful grown outside of Asia. Others are unusual horticultural forms. What all these awe-inspiring specimens share is a connection to our past, hope for our future, and a testimony to the beauty and longevity of trees.

The Picnic is being held at Bloomfield Farm located directly across the street from the arboretum. This area is not open to the public but picnic attendees will also be able to view the many attractions located here. They include: a large apiary with the most colorfully painted hives in Pennsylvania, a bee garden enhanced by plantings by the Montgomery County 4-H Beekeeping Club, the official Langstroth Bench with the history of Langstroth carved on the panels and the arboretum’s Langstroth library. You will also be able to tour a restored and working mill and the LEED® Platinum Certified Horticulture Center.

 

Mark your calendars now and plan on attending the picnic. We look forward to seeing you there.
See the picnic agenda for more information and RSVP by pressing the RSVP button at the top of this page!

 

Get directions to the summer picnic here.

 

Summer Picnic