Upcoming Events

February 13--General Meeting

February 28--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.

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Tuesday, February 13


Plumsteadville Grange

Topic: "Coming Out

of Winter Strong"
Also, learn about treating your new bees with Oxalic Acid for early mite prevention

AND the hive irradiation program

This is a GREAT meeting with lots of info, we hope to see you there!

Order your bees!

See some of the options (especially local) here!


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

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."


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!

  • Bee Informed Partnership: National Colony Loss and Management Results for 2016-2017
    • Thanks to over 4,900 beekeepers this year, we have been able to track and record the loss and management practices of beekeepers for the 2016-2017 season, our 11th consecutive year. Thank you to all who have participated!
    • To view even more info including interactive maps and state-by-state results, visit https://beeinformed.org
  • Vacancy on the Board - your chance to get involved!
    • BCBA is so lucky to have an active and growing membership--but this doesn't happen all on it's own! There is currently a vacancy on the BCBA Board and we would love you to fill it! The Board meets once a month: the last Wednesday of the month, 7:30pm in Warrington. We meet to coordinate events, discuss expenditures, and brainstorm opportunities for our fellow members.
    • If you're interested, please send an email or let a Board Member know at our next meeting. We need your help to make this organization the best it can be!