Name/Apiary: Country Barn Farm
Address: O’Hara Township, PA
Phone/Contact: Joe@CountryBarnFarm.com, or 412-225-0930, or www.CountryBarnFarm.com
Markets: The honey can be picked up retail at our retail partner Giant Eagle Market District. The Market District stores are located in Wexford, Robinson, Bethel Park and Shadyside. We also have honey soap, beeswax candles and beeswax lip balm.
Availability: late June through Fall. E-mail regarding availability. Sells out quickly. Note: Our honey is raw and natural, unheated and unfiltered.
Name/Apiary: Robert Seffes, Jennifer Wood/SteffesWood Apiary
Address: Aliquippa, PA
Phone/Contact: 724-378-7204 firstname.lastname@example.org
Markets: Sewickley Farmers Market the last Saturday if the month (unless it rains, the following Saturday). Honey and other bee products.
Availability: Also sells honey from Apiary address, and hold open apiaries on Mondays from 1-3.
Name/Apiary: Roberta Jones
Phone/Contact: 724-733-7736, email: 63Chevy2jones50@gmail.com
Name/Apiary: Meadow Sweet Apiaries
Address: Dormont, PA
Contact: email@example.com or 412.445.7872
Markets: On-site as well as various local farm markets; honey, pollen and other bee products. Limited availability.
Availability mid June through fall. E-mail regarding availability. Sells out quickly. Note: all honey is raw, unfiletered, unprocessed.
Name/Apiary: Mark Bedillion/Bedillion’s Honey Farm
Address: 1179 Burgettstown Rd., Hickory, PA 15340
Phone/Contact: 724-356-7713 (cell 724-747-4645) firstname.lastname@example.org
Markets: Bedillion’s Farm Market; Tuesday through Sunday (closed Mondays)
Availability Sometime in April to sometime in October. Honey available year round.
Name/Apiary: Churchview Farm
Address: 3897 Churchview Ave, Pgh 15236
Markets: On-farm market, only on Sundays 12-4
Availability Late June through fall. E-mail tara regarding availability. Sells out quickly. Note: all honey is raw, unfiletered, unprocessed.
*Stephen Repasky works exclusively with honey bees and will remove them from structures. If you are having problems with insects other than Honey Bees contact Bee Control.
Beaver Valley Area Beekeepers Association (BVABA)
Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, Apiary Registration*
Pennsylvania State Beekeepers Association
Pennsylvania State Beekeepers and Inspectors
Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture
Penn State Cooperative Extension, Allegheny County
Three Rivers Bioneers
Western PA Beekeeping Seminar
PA State Beekeepers Association
*Register your apiary with Pennsylvania.
Mid Atlantic Apiculture Research and Extension Consortium
Penn State Master Gardener Pollinator Garden
US Forest Service Pollinator of the Month
Mid-Atlantic Apiculture Research and Extension Consortium (MAAREC)
Eastern Apicultural Society of North America, Inc.
National Honey Board
Brushy Mountain Bee Farm Video Library
City Bees Blogspot
- Cohen, Stefanie. Beekeeping in the city: That urban buzz you hear is not just the local gossip.
- Stojnic, Niki. Buzz kill: Can urban beekeepers save the world? Whole Life Times, July 2007. Available: http://wholelifetimes.com/2007/07/buzzkill0707.html
- Todaro, Lenora. Hives among us. Salon.com. 2007. Available: http://www.salon.com/mwt/feature/2007/07/08/beekeeping/
- Urban Apiary blog: http://www.urbanbees.blogspot.com/
Select beekeeping books
- Conrad, Ross. 2007. Natural beekeeping: Organic approaches to modern apiculture.(White River Jct., VT: Chelsea Green Publishing).
- Flottum, Kim. 2005. The backyard beekeeper: An absolute beginner’s guide to keeping bees in your yard and garden. (Beverly, MA: Quarry Books).
- Penn State University, 2004. Beekeeping Basics.
- Blackiston, Howland, 2009. Beekeeping for Dummies.
- Dadant, C.P., 2008. First Lessons in Beekeeping. (Home Farm Books).
- Conrad, Ross: Natural beekeeping: Organic approaches to modern apiculture.
Honey bees play a vital role in our ecosystems and food supply. Bees have been struggling in recent years due to many unnatural stresses which include habitat disruption, monocultural and genetically engineered food provisions, and invasive pathogens and parasites. One way to help bees and our local ecosystems thrive is by installing and caring for hives. But there are other simple ways you can help as well.
A Four Point Plan to Help Bees: