- Top Bar Hive Class, March 16 and 17 February 21, 2013
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!
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
- Upcoming Talk – Larry Connor March 31, 2012
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 email@example.com.
- Burgh Bees Beekeeping 101 Class January 16, 2012
This is a three-day comprehensive beginner beekeeping class to be held on: Monday, January 23rd, Wednesday, January 25th, and Monday, January 30th from 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM each night.
(Space is limited, so 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 details, please view the course description PDF located here. Within this document you will find further information about the class, as well as specifics about how to register.
Penn State Extension of Allegheny County
400 North Lexington Street, 3rd Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15208-2585
- 2012 Western PA Bee Seminar January 16, 2012
February 17 & 18, 2012
Four Points by Sheraton,
Cranberry Township, PA
Please join us for the most up-to-date information about managing honey bees. A trade show featuring many major beekeeping supply companies will be held on site in conjunction with this seminar.
- Craig Cella, PA Beekeeping Entrepreneur
- Diana Cox-Foster, Ph.D., Professor of Entomology, Penn State
- Leo Donovall, Chief Apiary Inspector, PA Department of Agriculture
- Jeremy Fitzgerald, Penn State Bee Lab
- Mary Alice Gettings, Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator
- Jerry Hayes, Author and Florida State Apiary Inspector
- Jon Laughner, Ag Entrepreneur Educator, Penn State Extension
- Lee Miller, past president, PA State Beekeepers Association
- Dan O’Hanlon, 2011 West Virginia Beekeeper of the Year
- Nancy Ostiguy, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Entomology, Penn State
- Steve Repasky, EAS Master Beekeeper, Vice President and Apiary Director of Burgh Bees
- Joe Zgurzynski, EAS Master Beekeeper, President of Burgh Bees
Registration fee is $50 per person and $30 for guests and children under 18. Registration deadline is February 10, 2012.
Registration forms with more information are available at http://extension.psu.edu/beaver/events/western-pa-bee-seminar or by calling Penn State Extension of Beaver County at 724-774-3003.
Confirmed List of Trade Show Vendors:
Blue Sky Bee Supply, Betterbee, Brushy Mountain Bee Farm, Walter T. Kelley Company, Dadant and Sons – NY Office, Simpsons Bee Supply, and Beeline Apiaries and Woodenware
- Burgh Bees on the Radio January 16, 2012
Tune in to KDKA Radio 1020 AM, Sunday, February 15th from 7:00 to 8:00 AM to hear The Organic Gardeners, Doug Oster and Jessica Walliser, discuss bees and beekeeping with Burgh Bees’ own Steve Repasky.