Looking for Local Honey?
Check out the MCBA Marketplace.
SWARM? Call us, don't email
It is that time of year again, when the hives feel a little cramped and ambitious queens decide to decamp for more spacious digs. Swarms are a part of spring, and our early warmth may make this season worse than others.
Our Swarm Control page has everything you need to know if you spot a swarm, including a list of first responders in your area.
For the full club calendar, see the Calendar of Events page.
For a printable version of the calendar, see our current newsletter or this file.
Apr 16 - 4-H Beekeeping Club, 4-H Center, 6pm
Apr 23 - General Meeting 7pm, 4-H Center, Speaker: Mark Antunes, Swarm Prevention and Capture. Mark will present techniques and strategies for swarm prevention and retrieval in your apiary. There will also be a question and answer time for the 2015 Queen Cell Program.
April 25 (Weather Permitting) - Package Pickups - Worcester Honey Farms, 2011 Shearer Road, Lansdale. Package pickup starts at 12 noon. Installation class at 2pm. To pre-order please go to the MCBA Marketplace page.
May 12 - Executive Board Meeting 7pm, 4-H Center
May 14 - Beginner Beekeepers Course 6pm, 4-H Center
May 21 - 4-H Beekeeping Club, 4-H Center, 6pm
May 28- General Meeting 7pm, 4-H Center, Speaker: Margaret Zittel "Beekeeping Gadgets and Gizmos" Hear the how and when to use, pros, cons, costs and where too get beekeeping gadgets and gizmos that could help your bees survive, thrive and be more productive, and your beekeeping activities be easier and more effective.
May 30 - Intermediate Beekeeping 9am to 3 or 4pm, 4-H Center
Don't forget to register for club membership for this year on our registration page
or by sending a check to us at MCBA:
P.O. Box 203
Hatfield, PA 19440