Have Crystallized Honey in Your Pantry?
Don't worry, honey crystallization is a natural phenomenon and common in honey -- especially in honey that has not been pasteurized -- the honey that provides so many health benefits! Read this interesting article about why it occurs and how gentle warming of your honey will get you flowing again.
Amendment to Act 106 Signed Into Law
The bill to amend the Food Safety Act was signed into law by the governor of PA. It exempts honey producers who process and sell all of their honey from a single location from having to register with the State. It does not exempt the producers from inspections. Read the text of the bill HERE!
MCBA and PSBA Membership!
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Annual dues are $10 to join / renew your membership with MCBA. You may also send your PSBA State Beekeeper dues of $20 Indiv / $25 Household (total of $30 or $35 for both MCBA and PSBA) and receive 10 state newsletters each year, encourage research on bee health and promote efforts to dissuade local townships and boroughs from restricting beekeeping.
Hive Not Registered?
Think you have Foul Brood?
Registering your hive is not just good beekeeping practice, it is the law. Our region has a very high incidence of foul brood, which is a very communicable bacterial infection in hives. Register your hive, schedule an inspection and discuss what you are seeing with our skilled region inspectors. The apiary registration form is available here.
Due to lack of government funding for state inspectors, if you suspect that you have foul brood, MCBA has foul brood test kits available for our members. Use the contact form and one or our experienced members will assist you in diagnosis. Not a member? Join today, it is only $10 per year!
Want to Advertise an Area Event?
We have launched a page to post area events. We are offering these postings for other non-profit clubs and for MCBA members in good standing. If you are looking for local programs, check it out!
MCBA Meeting Location:
Montgomery County 4-H Center
1015 Bridge Road (Route 113)
Skippack, PA 19426
Contact MCBA at: firstname.lastname@example.org