2011 Spring Workshop Pictures and Details


If we tried to list all who helped, no doubt, someone would be left out. But we appreciate all who helped plan, organize, setup, and tear down. The spring workshop was very well received with many positive comments from attendees. We look forward to offering this program again next year.


 The 185 attendees, many being beginners, made the event a huge success. We thank all who attended. And we look forward to assisting, working with, and growing with the new Pennsylvania Backyard Beekeeper Association members who joined the association.

Guest Speaker - Horticulturist George Weigel of Camp Hill speaks of eco-friendly property management  and native plants beneficial to honey bees.

Pennsylvania Backyard Beekeeper President Mike Thomas presents hives awarded to the winners of the "membership drive" contest, Joyce Wilder and Matt Mulhall.



Tony (PennApic treasurer) and Joann Miscavige take in the presentations.

PBBA Vice-president Greg Peck demonstrates Bee vacs, cone-traps, and other unique beekeeping equipment.

Irvin Martin from Carlisle Pa. shows of the woodenware available at the workshop. We appreciate PBBA member Irvin and his gracious donations to the PBBA.

One of the many displays set up at the spring workshop. We thank the Master Gardeners who supported our efforts with displays and materials.

Keith and Miki High answer questions at the beehive products table. Honey, pollen, and other treats were offered for sampling.

PBBA member and newsletter editor Joyce Wilder assisting others at the PennApic information table.

2011 spring workshop attendees.

Guest Speaker - "Bug Hugger" and accomplished photography Susan Ellis put together a program of pictures of honey bees and the fascinating world of insects around us.

PBBA members and Butler County Coordinators Jim and Linda Reich. Attendees of the spring workshop included members from throughout Pennsylvania, Maryland, and West virginia.



Top Bar Hives, nuc boxes and various equipment, all wait attendees at one of the stations setup to assist beekeepers. (Luke Cline - center, with Tom Lehman in the background.)

An observation hive. Always a huge crowd pleaser!

PBBA member Ike Zook from Paradise Pa. explains the different offerings. We appreciate his donations and support of the PBBA and the spring workshop event.

The "Dead Hive diagnosis" presentation was a huge success. We thank those that brought winter killed hives to be torn apart so others could learn from seeing different issues with overwintered hives.

The first spring workshop had approximately 185 attendees.

Kids will be kids! Clean tables and chairs...no way! The floor is ok with them.

A fantastic crowd turned out. Thank you to all!