BUCKS COUNTY BEEKEEPERS ASSOCIATION

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Due to present coronavirus concerns, we will be having our classes presented virtually until further notice.

    • February 08, 2022
    • 7:00 PM
    • via Zoom
    Register

    2022 February General Meeting

    General meetings are always the SECOND TUESDAY of each month.

    Links are not posted publicly for meeting safety precautions.

    Meeting link will be sent to ALL MEMBERS in advance of the Tuesday meeting.

    Non-members are always welcome! Please either register in advance or send an email asking for a link.

    • February 16, 2022
    • March 16, 2022
    • 2 sessions
    • Zoom
    Register

    The course consists of 8 classes from February to September.

    Instructor: Vincent Aloyo, PhD (EAS certified Master Beekeeper)

    PREREQUISITES: This course is designed for beekeepers who have completed Mark Antunes’ beginner OR with at least 1 year of experience with approval from Instructor.

    WHEN: The course consists of 8 classes from February to October. The schedule will always be the 3rd Wednesday of the month. Classes will be from 6 pm to 9 pm.

    Class 1. Wednesday, February 16

    Class 2. Wednesday, March 16

    Class 3. Wednesday, April 20

    Class 4. Wednesday, May 18

    Class 5. Wednesday, June 15

    Class 6. Wednesday, July 20

    Class 7. Wednesday, August 17

    Class 8. Wednesday, September 21

    This course will be held via Zoom remote sessions.

    WHERE: Zoom Web Session

    COST: A single student receives membership to the Bucks County Beekeepers Association, educational materials, and eight great classes for only $130. This is over 25 hours of teaching.

    Note: Family members residing in the SAME HOUSEHOLD ONLY may register for a second student at a discounted price of $90.

    *Special discount code for those who took the official Beginner Class and register before February 10--email info@bucksbeekeepers.com for code.

    CONTACT: For more information e-mail us at: info@bucksbeekeepers.com

    Below is a rough outline of the course materials. So that the beekeepers can prepare for the following month, the materials are presented a month in advance of when activities are usually needed. However, since we will all be experienced beekeepers, the material will be altered to reflect the participants’ needs. Seasonally relevant questions will be welcome. 

    If we are able to meet in-person at some point in 2022, beekeepers should bring questions and a their usual beekeeping attire (but at least a veil).

    The intermediate class is designed the person who has kept bees for at least one year and who want to advance their beekeeping skills to the next level.  The class will meet once a month February through September.  Each class will present information that will apply to beekeeping activities in the following month.

    February:  Honey bee biology and winter survival mechanisms
    March:  Swarm control methods and important sources of nectar and pollen
    April:  Catching swarms and preparing for the honey flow.
    May:  Biology of the colony after the swarm has left and harvesting honey
    June:  Varroa control and preparing summer nucs
    July:  Honey bee diseases and pests
    August:  Using beeswax and preparing for Fall
    September:  Preparing for winter; more on varroa treatments and overwinter small colonies such as nucs

    • February 17, 2022
    • March 17, 2022
    • 2 sessions
    • Zoom
    • 30
    Register

    The course consists of 8 classes from February to September.

    Are you interested in beekeeping but have never done it before? Have you started raising honey bees and want to learn more? Perhaps you have been raising honey bees for a few years and just want some refresher techniques. If so, then the Bucks County Beginner Beekeeping Course is just the right thing for you! It offers classes that are timely to your seasonal beekeeping needs with lessons full of beekeeping insight and information in a classroom setting.

    Instructor: MARK ANTUNES

    WHEN: The course consists of 8 classes from February to September. The schedule will always be the 3rd Thursday of the month. Meetings start at 6 PM and last until about 9 PM.

    Class 1: Thursday, February 17th

    Class 2: Thursday, March 17th

    Class 3: Thursday, April 21st

    Class 4: Thursday, May 19th

    Class 5: Thursday, June 16th

    Class 6: Thursday, July 21st

    Class 7: Thursday, August 18th

    Class 8: Thursday, September 15th

    Be sure you are not allergic to honey bee stings – get tested before you sign up.

    WHERE: Zoom

    COST: A single student receives membership to the Bucks County Beekeepers Association, educational materials, and eight great classes for only $130. This is over 25 hours of teaching.

    Note: Family members residing in the SAME HOUSEHOLD ONLY may register for a second student at a discounted price of $90. 

    CONTACT: For more information e-mail us at: info@bucksbeekeepers.com

    • March 08, 2022
    • 7:00 PM
    • via Zoom
    Register

    2022 March General Meeting

    General meetings are always the SECOND TUESDAY of each month.

    Links are not posted publicly for meeting safety precautions.

    Meeting link will be sent to ALL MEMBERS in advance of the Tuesday meeting.

    Non-members are always welcome! Please either register in advance or send an email asking for a link.

    • April 12, 2022
    • 7:00 PM
    • via Zoom
    Register

    2022 April General Meeting

    General meetings are always the SECOND TUESDAY of each month.

    Links are not posted publicly for meeting safety precautions.

    Meeting link will be sent to ALL MEMBERS in advance of the Tuesday meeting.

    Non-members are always welcome! Please either register in advance or send an email asking for a link.

    • May 10, 2022
    • 7:00 PM
    • via Zoom
    Register

    2022 May General Meeting

    General meetings are always the SECOND TUESDAY of each month.

    Links are not posted publicly for meeting safety precautions.

    Meeting link will be sent to ALL MEMBERS in advance of the Tuesday meeting.

    Non-members are always welcome! Please either register in advance or send an email asking for a link.

Our Mission

The Bucks County Beekeepers Association (BCBA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and supporting beekeeping in the local community through education and resource sharing.


Contact Us!

mailto:info@bucksbeekeepers.com
PO Box 711, Doylestown, PA  18901


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