Upcoming Events

February 22--Board Meeting

March 14--General Meeting: Installing a New Package

March 29--Board Meeting

April 11--General Meeting

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.


  • Philadelphia Beekeeper's Guild7th Annual Natural Beekeeping Symposium   The Philadelphia Beekeepers Guild’s 7th Annual Natural Beekeeping Symposium will be held on Saturday, February 4, 2017, from 8:30 am to 4:15 pm at Temple University Main Campus – Gittis Student Center in Philadelphia. They have four main speakers this year for a symposium packed with beekeeping insight and scientific wonderfulness. Buy your tickets here!

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!


Tuesday, March 14  |  7:00pm

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."