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    • February 14, 2024
    • September 11, 2024
    • 8 sessions
    • Forest Grove Presbyterian Church
    • 8


    • February 20, 2024
    • September 17, 2024
    • 8 sessions
    • Forest Grove Presbyterian Church
    • 0


    The course consists of 8 classes from February to September.

    Registration is now open. Registration will close on March 19, 2024.

    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 2024 to September 2024. The schedule will always be the 3rd Tuesday of the month. Meetings start at 6 PM and last until about 9 PM.

    Class 1: Tuesday, February 20th

    Class 2: Tuesday, March 19th

    Class 3: Tuesday, April 16th

    Class 4: Tuesday, May 21st

    Class 5: Tuesday, June 18th

    Class 6: Tuesday, July 16th

    Class 7: Tuesday, August 20th

    Class 8: Tuesday, September 17th

    WHERE: In-Person ONLY at Forest Grove Presbyterian Church

    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

    Please note that this class format and meeting requirements are subject to change. While it is our goal to maintain the class as it is described here, public health and safety for the students and the instructors will always be paramount.

    • March 21, 2024
    • September 19, 2024
    • 7 sessions
    • Forest Grove Presbyterian Church
    • 25
    • April 01, 2024
    • May 31, 2024
    Register



    BCBA has partnered with HiveTracks to collect and share observations and actions.  Through our recorded observations and actions in our hives, HiveTracks will apply the power of big data to help guide and make recommendations to us as a local beekeepers consortium based on our local inputs as well as many other sources (such as National Phenology Network, weather and more.


    HiveTracks is a mobile app that will allow you to:

    • Effortlessly manage your bee populations, honey production, and overall hive health from your phone or computer.
    • Easily sort and filter your beekeeping activity to make data-driven decisions.
    • Streamline your beekeeping operations, saving time and resources, all through one comprehensive platform.
    • Create Honey Stories that showcase the unique characteristics of each harvest, from flavor notes to the journey of your bees.

    James Wilkes and Max Runzel will present an overview of HiveTracks at the April 12 meeting.  This is a not-to-miss session!

     

    Feel free to download the app - but you will need an invite to associate your account (email) with the BCBA club, this allows us to better learn from each other's local observations and management actions at NO COST to active club members.  

     

    AppStore     |     GooglePlay
    • April 01, 2024
    • December 01, 2024
    • Furlong, Pa
    • 1
    Register

    The BCBA owns an extractor and your membership to BCBA allows you to rent it! There is a $15 deposit for as much as three days of use. Equipment must be returned clean, dry, and in good condition. If not you may be asked to pay an additional fee and/or be prohibited from renting in the future.

    BCBA does it's best to accommodate everyone's schedule but this is a busy time of year for the equipment. Please keep in mind that you can pull the honey from your hive and wait to extract if it's not possible to get the extractor on the exact day you request. Pull the honey from your hive like you normally would then store the super or frames in a clean, air-tight container (a big storage bin works well). Bring the stored bin inside and store in your laundry room or somewhere cool and away from mice, ants, or other bugs that would love to get at it. Your honey will be fine in this state until the extractor makes it's way to your home.

    A HUGE thank you to member Steve Briegel who stores and helps BCBA with this extractor--be sure to thank him yourself upon pick-up/drop-off.

    This new MAXANT extractor can extract 6 mediums/shallows radially and 3 deeps/medium-shallows tangentially. It also has a motor to make extracting even faster.

    You will need to pick-up/drop-off the extractor in Furlong, PA. Further details will be shared via email once your registration is complete. This machine is 18.5" in diameter, and 24.5" in height, the stainless steel spinner should fit in most cars.

    Included with rental of the extractor:

    • hot uncapping knife
    • plastic uncapping tank
    • uncapping scratcher
    • 5-gallon pail with honey gate and filters
    • June 11, 2024
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Forest Grove Presbyterian Church
    Register

    2024 General Meeting - Annual Picnic!

    General meetings are always the SECOND TUESDAY of each month.

    As of now, General Meetings are offered in-person ONLY.

    Meeting reminder and any other details will be sent to ALL MEMBERS in advance of the Tuesday meeting.


    • July 09, 2024
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Forest Grove Presbyterian Church
    Register

    2024 General Meeting

    General meetings are always the SECOND TUESDAY of each month.

    As of now, General Meetings are offered in-person ONLY.

    Meeting reminder and any other details will be sent to ALL MEMBERS in advance of the Tuesday meeting.

    Non-members are always welcome!

    IN-PERSON

    Forest Grove Presbyterian Church

    1856 Forest Grove Rd, Forest Grove, PA 18922
    • ample parking, public restroom, open meeting room
    • please keep in mind that we rent this space and are expected to leave it in the same clean, organized way that it is found
    • August 13, 2024
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Forest Grove Presbyterian Church
    Register

    2024 General Meeting

    General meetings are always the SECOND TUESDAY of each month.

    As of now, General Meetings are offered in-person ONLY.

    Meeting reminder and any other details will be sent to ALL MEMBERS in advance of the Tuesday meeting.

    Non-members are always welcome!

    IN-PERSON

    Forest Grove Presbyterian Church

    1856 Forest Grove Rd, Forest Grove, PA 18922
    • ample parking, public restroom, open meeting room
    • please keep in mind that we rent this space and are expected to leave it in the same clean, organized way that it is found
    • September 10, 2024
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Forest Grove Presbyterian Church
    Register

    2024 General Meeting

    General meetings are always the SECOND TUESDAY of each month.

    As of now, General Meetings are offered in-person ONLY.

    Meeting reminder and any other details will be sent to ALL MEMBERS in advance of the Tuesday meeting.

    Non-members are always welcome!

    IN-PERSON

    Forest Grove Presbyterian Church

    1856 Forest Grove Rd, Forest Grove, PA 18922
    • ample parking, public restroom, open meeting room
    • please keep in mind that we rent this space and are expected to leave it in the same clean, organized way that it is found
    • October 08, 2024
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Forest Grove Presbyterian Church
    Register

    2024 General Meeting

    General meetings are always the SECOND TUESDAY of each month.

    As of now, General Meetings are offered in-person ONLY.

    Meeting reminder and any other details will be sent to ALL MEMBERS in advance of the Tuesday meeting.

    Non-members are always welcome!

    IN-PERSON

    Forest Grove Presbyterian Church

    1856 Forest Grove Rd, Forest Grove, PA 18922
    • ample parking, public restroom, open meeting room
    • please keep in mind that we rent this space and are expected to leave it in the same clean, organized way that it is found
    • November 12, 2024
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Forest Grove Presbyterian Church
    Register

    2024 General Meeting

    General meetings are always the SECOND TUESDAY of each month.

    As of now, General Meetings are offered in-person ONLY.

    Meeting reminder and any other details will be sent to ALL MEMBERS in advance of the Tuesday meeting.

    Non-members are always welcome!

    IN-PERSON

    Forest Grove Presbyterian Church

    1856 Forest Grove Rd, Forest Grove, PA 18922
    • ample parking, public restroom, open meeting room
    • please keep in mind that we rent this space and are expected to leave it in the same clean, organized way that it is found
    • December 10, 2024
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Forest Grove Presbyterian Church
    Register

    2024 General Meeting

    General meetings are always the SECOND TUESDAY of each month.

    As of now, General Meetings are offered in-person ONLY.

    Meeting reminder and any other details will be sent to ALL MEMBERS in advance of the Tuesday meeting.

    Non-members are always welcome!

    IN-PERSON

    Forest Grove Presbyterian Church

    1856 Forest Grove Rd, Forest Grove, PA 18922
    • ample parking, public restroom, open meeting room
    • please keep in mind that we rent this space and are expected to leave it in the same clean, organized way that it is found

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.


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


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