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








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