2017 Nuc’s and Packages Supplier Recommendations

Always Summer Herbs
PA survivor stock bees in 5 frame medium Nucs.
PA survivor stock crossed with Purdue “Leg Chewers” – $170
PA survivor stock crossed with Ontario Buckfast hybrids – $160
Pick up will be in Slippery Rock, PA in May
Click Here to order online or for additional information.

Bedillion Honey Farm
Italian Queen 3 lb. packages – $120 with marked queens.
Local Northern Nucs
4 frame deep nucs – $145.
5 frame deep nucs – $165.
5 frame medium nucs – $165.
Nucs will be in cardboard or plastic boxes.
Pick up will be in Hickory, PA in late May or early June.
Click Here to order online or for additional information.

Meadow Sweet Apiaries
Italian/Carniolan open mated Queens in 5 frame deep Nucs – $155.
Nucs will be in cardboard or wooden Nuc boxes with no box returns or frame exchanges.
Pick up will be in Sewickley, PA- around April 15
Click Here for additional information and to download an order form.
Contact Steve via email (preferred) at meadowsweetbees@gmail.com or phone 412.445.7872 if you have questions.

Tom Johnson
Italian Queen 3 lb. packages – $106 with unmarked queen / $110 with marked queen. Pick-up date set at April 9, 2017.
Russian Queen 3 lb. packages – $109 with unmarked queen / $113 with marked queen. Pick up date to be announced.
Call 724-728-6826 or 724-312-7584 to order.
Pick up packages at either:
Tom Johnson’s, 307 Valley Drive, Rochester, PA15074 or
Country Barn Farm, 1246 Saxonburg, Blvd., Glenshaw, PA15116

By |February 13th, 2017|Apiary, FrontPage|Comments Off|

2015 Open Apiaries

Would you like to learn more about honeybees and beekeeping?  Are you curious about seeing the inside of a beehive?  Then come to our monthly Open Apiary.  You will be given a guided tour of the inside of a beehive by an actual beekeeper. Our apiary tours are held at our Community Apiary in the Homewood Neighborhood of Pittsburgh. 6933 Susquehanna St., Pittsburgh, 15208

Protective head gear will be provided.  Please wear or bring long a long sleeved shirt, preferably with a collar, and long pants (no Capris or shorts please!)  Also, closed toed shoes such as sneakers are recommended.  Honeybees are gentle but we want to keep as covered up as possible.

A donation of $10 per person is appreciated.

Open Apiaries are limited to 15 people so please register early.  RSVP by email to Lynnetta Miller (lynnettam@burghbees.com) by 5pm on the Friday before the scheduled Open Apiary.

The tentative schedule is below.  Actual dates will be determined by weather and will be posted in the events section on our website.  Saturdays will start at 11am (gates close at 11:15am – no late arrivals are permitted. Sundays and will start at 1pm (gate closes at 1:15pm – no late arrivals are permitted).  Please allow 2 hours.

Saturday May 30 (11am)
Saturday, June 27 (11am) canceled due to rain
Saturday, July 25 (11am)
Sunday, Aug 23 (1pm)
Sunday, Sept 20 Sept 27 (1pm)

We have also partnered with Penn State’s Master Gardener Program.  We will have students from the Master Gardener program on hand to discuss pollination and pollinator friendly gardens.

 

By |May 15th, 2015|Apiary, FrontPage, Highlight|Comments Off|

BK 101W – Beekeeping 101 in the Apiary

Beekeeping 101 in the Apiary
Saturday, May 9th 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Homewood Apiary 6900 Block Susquehanna St
This field-based workshop will focus on techniques of how to do a complete hive inspection, identification of all stages of brood, castes of bees, proper handling of frames, and other related topics.
Cost: $10 for Burgh Bees members or $20 for non-members
Prerequisites: BK101 or currently managing hives

By |April 15th, 2015|Apiary, FrontPage|Comments Off|

Open Apiaries

Would you like to learn more about honeybees and beekeeping?  Are you curious about seeing the inside of a beehive?  Then come to our monthly Open Apiary.  You will be given a guided tour of the inside of a beehive by an actual beekeeper.

Protective head gear will be provided.  Please wear or bring long a long sleeved shirt, preferably with a collar, and long pants (no Capris or shorts please!)  Also, closed toed shoes such as sneakers are recommended.  Honeybees are gentle but we want to keep as covered up as possible.

A donation of $10 per person is appreciated.

Open Apiaries are limited to 15 people so please register early.  RSVP by email to Lynnetta Miller (lynnettam@burghbees.com) by 5pm on the Friday before the scheduled Open Apiary.

The tentative schedule is below.  Actual dates will be determined by weather and will be posted in the events section on our website.  All dates are Sundays and will start at 1pm (gate closes at 1:15pm – no late arrivals are permitted).  Please allow 2 hours.

May 18 Cancelled
June 22
July 20  July 27
Aug 24
Sept 21

We have also partnered with Penn State’s Master Gardener Program.  We will have students from the Master Gardener program on hand to discuss pollination and pollinator friendly gardens.

 

By |April 28th, 2014|Apiary|Comments Off|

Spring Apiary Clean Up Day

The weather was perfect for our annual Spring Clean Up Day at the Homewood Apiary.  We had 27 lovely volunteers come out to play in the garden giving a total of 78 hours of their time!  The grass was mowed, weeds were pulled, underbrush cleared, trees trimmed and cut back, mulch was spread, bulbs were planted, and flower and vegetable beds were cleaned.

A huge thanks goes out to Jeff, Susie, Gina, Deb, Jayne, Adam, Leslie, Sue, Larry, Lauren, Sally, Lynnetta, Tom, Susan, Bob, Rob, Jaime, Kyle, Jennifer, Brian, Barbara, Gregory, Marguerite, Zoe, Vera, Jenna, and Jimmy. Thanks to everyone who brought snacks and refreshments, and thanks to everyone who brought tools (especially Jimmy who arrived with a van full of equipment!).

Visit our Facebook page to see the photos from the day.

By |April 15th, 2014|Apiary|Comments Off|

Upcoming Talk – Larry Connor

Larry Connor Hands-on Workshop and Lecture

Wednesday, May 2, 2012
5:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Topic:  Two and a Half Hives – A Management Plan for Successful Small-Scale Beekeeping by Dr. Larry Connor, author of Increase Essentials and Bee Sex Essentials

Details:  At 5:00 PM a hands on Apiary Workshop (limited to 20 participants) will be conducted by Dr. Connor at the Burgh Bees Community Apiary, 6900 Susquehanna St, Pittsburgh PA  15208, followed by a dinner with Dr. Connor.

A formal presentation open to everyone (and free!) will follow beginning at 7:30 PM and will be held at the office of the Penn State Extension Allegheny County, 400 N. Lexington St, Pittsburgh PA  15208.

***PLEASE NOTE – The workshop is limited to the FIRST 20 people to register, there is a $20 per person fee for the workshop and that includes the dinner with Dr. Connor.

The Formal lecture is free and open to everyone.

To RSVP for the workshop, please first send an email with your name and phone number to Steve Repasky  no earlier than April 2, 2012. Steve will then provide you the address to send the check to, along with any other information required. 

For more general information about this workshop/lecture, please contact Burgh Bees atinfo@burghbees.com.

By |March 31st, 2012|Apiary, archive, UpcomingEvents|Comments Off|

The Apiary in July.

Here’s a recent photo of the apiary. It’s looking great!

By |July 23rd, 2011|Apiary, Uncategorized|Comments Off|

July Open Apiary

Sunday, July 17th, 2011
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM (gate closes at 1:15 PM, no late arrivals permitted)
Homewood Apiary – 6900 block of Susquehanna St., off of N. Dallas Ave.
(directly across the street from East End Brewing Company)
Join Burgh Bees Apiary Director, Steve Repasky, for an Open Apiary at the Homewood apiary!  Protective head equipment will be provided. Please wear or bring long sleeved shirts, preferably with a collar, and long pants (no capri’s or shorts please!).  Also closed-toed shoes such as tennis shoes are recommended! A $10 suggested donation per person to Burgh Bees is appreciated.   Please RSVP to Steve Repasky at srepasky@gmail.com.  Registration is limited to 15 attendees, so register early!

By |July 11th, 2011|Apiary, UpcomingEvents|Comments Off|