Meeting Schedule

Welcome to the home of the Beekeepers of the Susquehanna Valley!
Serving Pennsylvania’s Columbia, Lycoming, Montour, Northumberland, Snyder, Schuylkill, and Union Counties

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If you’re interested in beekeeping in the central Pennsylvania area, you’ve come to the right place!  We invite you to come to our next meeting and meet and learn from other beekeepers in your neighborhood.  For more information, or to be added to our email list, sent us a message to info at thebeeyard dot org

2020 Meeting Schedule:

All meetings are held at the Union County Government Center (UCGC) in Lewisburg, PA unless otherwise noted.  The UCGC is located at 155 N 15th Street in Lewisburg, PA. 

January 22:  Special Screening of “The Pollinators” at the AMC 11 theatre, Bloomsburg, PA.  Info and Tickets

February 18: 7:00 pm, UCGC
  • Find the Queen
  • What Would You Do? 
  • What’s Blooming
  • Special Guest Speaker: “Integrative Biology of Neonicotinoid Pesticides in Bees: From Molecules to Behaviors” – Dr. John Hranitz, Bloomsburg University
March 17th: 7:00 pm, UCGC  ** Meeting has been cancelled **
  • Find the Queen
  • What Would You Do? 
  • What’s Blooming
  • Save Your Back
  • Small Hive Beetles
April 21: 6:00, UCGC
  • Swap met in the parking lot; meeting starts at 7PM
  • Find the Queen
  • What Would You Do? 
  • What’s Blooming
  • Think Like a Bee:  The amazing discoveries of Karl von Frisch
May 19: 5PM, Turbotville
  • Hive Equipment Maintenance
  • Program will be held at the beeyard of one of our members.  Check your email for details and directions
  • Bring your protective gear — we will be opening hives. If you need to borrow protective equipment, email us in advance

June 21 (Sunday): Summer Picnic at Aucker’s Apiaries, Millville PA

  • Bring your protective gear — we will be opening hives. If you need to borrow protective equipment, email us in advance!
July 21: 5PM, Lewisburg
  • Program will be held at the beeyard of one of our members.  Check your email for details and directions
  • Bring your protective gear — we will be opening hives. If you need to borrow protective equipment, email us in advance!

August 18:  6:00 pm, Bucknell University

  • Observation hive discussion and demo; presented by Dr. Elizabeth Capaldi

September 15: 7:00 pm, UCGC

  • Find the Queen
  • What Would You Do? 
  • What’s Blooming
  • Alternate Hive Equipment 
October 20: Field Trip to Hackenberg Apiaries – Details TBD
 
November 17: 7:00 pm
  • Find the Queen
  • What Would You Do? 
  • What’s Blooming
  • Honey Harvest Party
  • Candlemaking