• American Beekeeping Federation: Conversation with a Beekeeper is Back!
    • Join ABF for new sessions of ABF's "Conversation with a Beekeeper." If you are a member, you can log in and go to Education & Events and Conversation with a Beekeeper to register. Not a member? You can join for as little as $60 for small scale.
      • Spring Management of Hives
        • Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. Eastern
        • Dr. Roger Hoopingarner, ABF Board Member
      • The 115th Congress and the Trump Administration. What Does This Mean For America's Beekeepers
        • Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. Eastern
        • Fran Boyd, ABF's Legislative Council- Myers & Associates

Upcoming Events

February 22--Board Meeting

March 29--Board Meeting

March 30--General Meeting for March (rescheduled)

April 11--General Meeting

April 22 & 23--Peddler's Village Spring Fling

April 26--Board Meeting

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


  • Volunteers needed for Peddler's Village Spring Fling
    • BCBA has a great opportunity to have a booth at Peddler's Village Spring Fling! These weekend events at Peddler's Village in Lahaska, PA bring thousands of visitors from all over to enjoy the food, entertainment, information, and shopping.
    • BCBA is looking for volunteers to help spread the message of back [volunteer] yard beekeeping at this fun-filled event. Remember, you all know far more than the average person and we need all the help we can get to make this a fun and successful event.
    • When: April 22 & 23 from 10am-6pm
    • Sign Me Up: Click here to sign up to volunteer or send us an email! info@bucksbeekeepers.com
    • Volunteer Shifts: 9:30am-12:30pm, 12:30-3:30pm, 3:30-6:30pm

Our 2017 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!

March General Meeting has been rescheduled! Thank you for your patience!

Thursday, March 30  |  7pm  |  Plumsteadville Grange


Thursday, March 30


Plumsteadville Grange

Topic: Package Prep and Install

Speaker: Mark Antunes

Don't forget to renew your membership and pay dues for 2017!


All apiaries in PA are required to be registered with the PA Department of Agriculture--here is the application!


BEES for 2017

Click here for more information!

2017 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."