Last Year we had over 325 attend the spring workshop. This is the place to be!

     Make plans to attend.

2016 PennApic Spring Workshop

Hosted by PennApic and the Pa. Backyard Beekeepers' Association


We are proud to provide the only free workshop of it's kind we know, and offered to

the public. A huge thank you to PennApic, members of the Pa. Backyard Beekeepers' Association, and our nature loving sponsors, in allowing us

to give back to the community.


 

Open to the Public - Free to Attend

 

If you:

*Are interested in beekeeping

*Love Gardening/Nature

*Need local honey

*Love nature related products

*Interested in solitary bees

*Want to expand your

beekeeping knowledge.

*Need bees or equipment

 

THIS IS FOR YOU!!


PLEASE NOTE NEW VENUE

LOCATION FOR 2016! 

 

 

 

When: March 5, 2016

 

Time: 9 am till 4 pm. (Doors open at 8am)

 

Place: Blue Ridge Country Club,

3940 Linglestown Road, Harrisburg, Pa. 17110 


Full Program Listed Below

 

 




6th Annual Spring Beekeeping Workshop


Sponsored by PennAPIC and the Pennsylvania Backyard Beekeepers


March 05, 2016


Blue Ridge Country Club


3940 Linglestown Rd., Harrisburg PA 17110


(Food and Beverage will be available for purchase from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm)


 


 


                                  8:00 am               *Registration, Visit Vendors, Displays and Silent Auction


                        *One must register to be eligible for door prizes.


  9:00 am               Welcome & Orientation


  9:10 am               “The State of Beekeeping in PA” -   Karen Roccasecca, State Apiarist, PA Dept. of                                 Agriculture


10:00 am               Beekeeping Around the World” - Scott Stanley, Study Coordinator, PSU Hershey                                 Medical Center


10:30 am               Door Prizes and Mid-Morning Break (Visit Vendors, Displays and Silent Auction )


11:00 am               “How to be the Best Bee Ambassador”           Mike Thomas, Bjorn Apiaries


11:25 am               Door Prizes!


11:30 am               “Winter Survival – Thinking Outside the 'Hive' Box” - Bill Fisher, Bees and Trees Farm


12:00 pm               Lunch Break - Visit Vendors, Displays and Silent Auction        


12:45 pm               Silent Auction Reminder!


12:55 pm               Silent Auction Closing and Door Prizes


  1:15 pm               “Beekeeping in PA” -          Nate Weber, State Apiary Inspector, PA Dept. of Agriculture


  2:00 pm               Announcement for 50/50 Winner, Garden Hive Drawing and Silent Auction Winners


  2:05 pm               Panel Discussion: Questions & Answers with Experienced Beekeepers


 


 


Visit Our Educational Displays And Various Vendors Throughout The Day:


*Books, Local Honey, T-shirts, Etc., For Sale - Support PennAPIC!


*Purchase chances for a Beautiful Garden Hive or the 50/50 Raffle


*Bid on great items in our Silent Auction


*Sample a variety of honeys


 


Special Talks, Demonstrations and Vendors:


10:30 am                               Soap Making - Diane Weist


11:00 am                               “I Think I Want to be a Beekeeper. What Now?”          Joyce Wilder, “The Bee Lady”                               


1:00 pm                                                 "Our Smallest American: The Eastern Bluebird" - Shirley Hawk, Lebanon Co. Bluebird                                                                Society                 


All Day                                  PennAPIC Equipment Demonstration – extractor, smoker, bee frames and more!  


All Day                                  PennAPIC Honey Tasting


All Day                                  PennAPIC Beeswax Candle Making


All Day                  Soapmaker – Diane Weist


All Day                                 Building a Bluebird House – Bill Strauss, The Bluebird Society


All Day                                 Bjorn Apiary – Mike Thomas – Mason bees, queen rearing and more


All Day                  Supporting Pollinators - Dauphin Co. Master Gardeners


All Day                  Martin's Bee Supplies - Irvin Martin


All Day                  Brushy Mountain Bee Supplies


All Day                  Re-Loved and Bee-Loved Crafts


All Day                  Carroll Homestead Goods – Kirsten Glenn





This is the place to rub elbows, ask experienced beekeepers questions, meet a new friend, and further your beekeeping knowledge base.

Get Directions To:
3940 Linglestown Rd.
Harrisburg Pa 17110
USA