Xerces Pollinator Conservation Short Course

There will be a Xerces Pollinator Conservation Short Course at Penn State on August 14, the Society for Invertebrate Pathology Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh, PA on August 11-15, and the Eastern Apicultural Society Annual Meeting in West Chester, PA on August 5-9.

For more information on the International Pollinator Conference, please contact the conference organizers, Christina Grozinger (cmg25@psu.edu), Chris Mullin (camullin@psu.edu), and Neal Willliams (nmwilliams@ucdavis.edu). The conference is supported by Penn State’s Center for Pollinator Research, Department of Entomology, College of Agricultural Sciences and the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences. We are also grateful for the generous support of Bayer, BASF, and Ernst Conservation Seeds.

We look forward to seeing you in August!

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    International Conference on Pollinator Biology, Policy and Health

International Conference on Pollinator Biology, Policy and Health

Registration for the 2013 International Conference on Pollinator Biology, Policy and Health is now open! The conference will be held at Penn State from August 14-17, 2013. For more information and to register and submit abstracts, please see:

http://agsci.psu.edu/pollinator-conference

We have an outstanding group of internationally renowned speakers, with sessions including behavioral ecology, physiology and development, host-parasite interactions, ecology and conservation, ecosystems services, and policy. A theme of the conference will be examining and mitigating the effects of environmental contaminants on pollinators.

The deadline for submission of abstracts for oral and poster presentations is May 15, and the early registration deadline is July 1.

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Beginning Beekeeping Out yard Demonstration

An out yard beekeeping demonstration meeting for new beekeepers is set for Saturday May 4, 2013. The program will be conducted at the Pennsylvania Railroad Supervisors Club about 950 Tevebaugh Hollow Road, Freedom, PA 15042.  The time of the meeting will be 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM.

More details are located here.

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Beginning Beekeeping Out yard Demonstration

An out yard beekeeping demonstration meeting for new beekeepers is set for Saturday May 4, 2013. The program will be conducted at the Pennsylvania Railroad Supervisors Club about 950 Tevebaugh Hollow Road, Freedom, PA 15042.  The time of the meeting will be 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM.

More details are located here.

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Top Bar Hive Class, March 16 and 17

Top Bar Hive Class
Interest in Top Bar hives has grown in the last several years and there are a few folks out there who keep them in the Pittsburgh area. It’s not a common beekeeping practice, but Burgh Bees has joined with Gold Star Honeybees of Maine to put on this one time event to allow some insight of the pros and cons of top bar beekeeping and how to manage them so that you can succeed. This class will be offered with limited spaces. These classes draw folks from several states so don’t wait to register!

Class Details:
When: March 16 and 17, 2013. 8:30am to 4:00pm with an hour lunch at noon.
Where: Penn State Extension of Allegheny County. 400 Lexington Street – 3rd floor, Pittsburgh.

Early bees catch the buzz, and save $25 off the $175 tuition. Early registration until March 1st.

You can register here: Top Bar Class Registration

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Beekeeping 102 on March 9th, 2013

This classroom-based course offers new beekeepers detailed information on what to expect the second year of beekeeping. The course will include: an overview of seasonal management issues, with strong focus on swarm management. The goal is for students to learn how to maximize hive health and productivity.

Much more information can be found here: Course Info

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2013 Western Pennsylvania Beekeeping Seminar

The Western Pennsylvania Beekeeping Seminar will be conducted Friday evening February 15 and Saturday February 16 at the Four Points Sheraton, Mars (Cranberry Township), PA. Featured speakers will be Dr. James Tew, Alabama and Ohio extension bee specialist, Dr. Larry Connor, author, Jennifer Berry, University of Georgia, Honeybee research and Doug Oster, TV host, writer. Presentations will, include, Bee Behaviors, Nosema, Swarm management, Drones, Making Splits, Disease and Pest Control, Queen Rearing, IPM in Pollinator Friendly Gardens, Cooking with Honey and much more. Special sessions for new and beginning beekeepers will be conducted. The registration is $50, and $30 for spouses. For registration information contact or call 724-774-3003 or 724-544-2900

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Burghs Bees in Bee Culture Magazine

Click here to read the full article from Bee Culture on our community apiary written by our very own Stephen Repasky.

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Burgh Bees Beekeeping in the Classroom 101 January 15th, 17th, & 22nd

This is a three night class to be held on: Tuesday, January 15th, Thursday January 17th and Tuesday January 22nd from 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm. Your registration is for all three nights. Space is limited, please register early.

This classroom-based course offers beginning beekeepers an introduction to honey bee biology and basic approaches to beekeeping. The course will include: an overview of honey bee castes and races, a discussion of bee biology in order to understand the challenges facing honey bees, and an overview of the basic equipment necessary for successful beekeeping. The goal is for students to learn how to keep bees for the first year. For more information, email info@BurghBees.com

Instructors: Steve Repasky, Master Beekeeper and Burgh Bees Vice President Joseph Zgurzynski, Master Beekeeper and Burgh Bees President

Course information and registration can be found here: Beekeeping 101.

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Burgh Bees Beekeeping 101 Class – Nov 3rd & 10th, 2012

This is a two day class. Your registration is for both November 3rd & 10th. Class time is 8:30 am to 12:30 pm at the Penn State Extension of Allegheny County on both days. (Space is limited, please register early)

This classroom-based course offers beginning beekeepers an introduction to honey bee biology and basic approaches to beekeeping. The course will include: an overview of honey bee castes and races, a discussion of bee biology in order to understand the challenges facing honey bees, and an overview of the basic equipment necessary for successful beekeeping. The goal is for students to learn how to keep bees for the first year. For more information, email info@BurghBees.com

Instructors: Steve Repasky, Master Beekeeper and Burgh Bees Vice President Joseph Zgurzynski, Master Beekeeper and President of Burgh Bees.

Course information and registration can be found here: beekeeping 101.

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