Upcoming Events

November 13 - General Meeting and Board Elections


See below for details.

For a healthy alternative, try cooking and baking with honey! There are many recipes and substitutions available to test out in your kitchen.


Beeswax Workshop

BCBA is organizing an exciting opportunity to participate in an off-site workshop! Now you can learn about another exciting hive product other than honey--wax!

If you are interested in taking part--please let us know by clicking here!

We are aiming for a Saturday in January or February. We will likely offer two different dates. We are currently trying to gauge interest, so please let us know if this is something you would want to participate in!
There are a few popular beeswax projects to choose from for the class.  You can pick 2-3 of them to make for $35.00 per person.  If you want to do larger beeswax candles, then the price will have to be a bit higher due to the amount of beeswax used.

Pick 2-3 items to make and take!

  • Beeswax lip balms (2 per person)
  • Beeswax lotion
  • Body butter
  • Tealight or jar candles
  • Massage lotion bars

Our 2018 Beginner Beekeeping Course was a great success!!

Thank you so much to our wonderful speakers: Jim Bobb, Vince Aloyo, and Scott Guiser.

Also thank you to the BCBA Executive Board for all their efforts in making the course so great.

We look forward to seeing all the attendees at the BCBA General Meetings as they start their beekeeping adventure!

We need your help--take the survey below!

Upcoming Meeting


Tuesday, November 13  |   7:00pm  |  Forest Grove Presbyterian Church


Due to a gas leak at the Grange, we have updated the location to:

Forest Grove Presbyterian Church

1856 Forest Grove Rd, Forest Grove, PA 18922

Jim Bobb will present to us on one of his recent trips and beekeeping in Africa!

We will also be having elections for our Executive Board!

If you are interested in being part of our Board or would like to nominate someone, please do!

BCBA would not be what it is without the help and hard work of our members. We appreciate you greatly and hope to continue the great path we have been on!

2018 One -day Beginner beekeeping course

There is an endless list of references for beginner and advanced beekeepers. So the saying goes, ask 5 beekeepers a question and you'll get 7 answers. Here's a place to get you started.

- Marla Spivak  -

Every backyard beekeeper needs a place to start and a place to keep going. View our list of resources including books, supplies, videos, and more.

"I am fascinated by the interactions between bees.

I am fascinated by the interactions between beekeepers."