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Updated 4/18/21

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A great place for beekeepers, gardeners, nature loving folks, (and anyone else), to ask questions and get involved.



A place for members to list their products and services to the beekeeping industry! 

Bjorn Apiaries

Dillsburg - Lewisberry Pa.

Classes, packages, nucs, queens, mason bees, and equipment. Inspection services available.

Paul Garges

Garges & Son Welding

Commercial to Custom Welding.

Telford, Pa.



PennApic Members:

Please note:  With Covid wiping out most of our activities for 2020, we have decided to carry over all memberships from 2020 to include 2021.

While we did have expenditures with the 2020 Spring Workshop, 

but we feel that this is the best interest of our members.

All membership are now good thru 2021.

We will be running a very active membership drive in the coming months. 

Please spread the word. 

Covid may have stopped many other things....But NOT BEKEEPING!

We have decided at this time to NOT have a 2021 Spring workshop. There just seems too much uncertainty for large indoor gatherings.

So we are planning on a number of outdoor activities centered around "In the Bee Yard" type activities. 

And as the things change in the next year, we will make the appropriate changes also.

We still would like to add a couple people to the list of beekeeper to help maintain the new apiary at the UPMC hospital in York. Please consider getting involved.

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Have a ball of bees (called a swarm)  on your property?

Please do not spray or kill them! 

They are beneficial pollinators.

Call one of the PennApic beekeepers.

They will provide good options, and provide 

information to help you. 

Please note: Some swarms and especially "extractions" (removal from a wall or structure) will usually

have a fee included. 

Mike Thomas Dillsburg - Lewisberry Pa.

call or text 717-571-0087

Teresa Covey - Susquehanna Township

(Harrisburg area) 717-648-2790

Stan Poleshuk - Halifax, Pa.


Suzanne & Steve White  Mt Holly Springs


Welcome to the Homepage  
of the Pennsylvania
Backyard Beekeepers Assoc.
Are you interested in an association focused on helping the backyard beekeeper
become a better backyard beekeeper?  An association with worthwhile talks,
socials, and a program focused on beekeeping basics aimed directly
at the backyard beekeeper? An association dedicating on giving back as much
as it can to the members through support and programs? 
Are you one of the nearly 3,000 backyard beekeepers who make up
almost 99% of all the beekeepers in Pennsylvania? 
Then this may be just right for you !
Join the state-wide association dedicated towards
the needs of the backyard beekeeper.

The Pennsylvania Backyard Beekeepers Association (PBBA) was formed

by a small group of beekeepers who realized the need for an association

with the desire to be active, creative, supportive, social, inventive, and

dynamic in the changing world of beekeeping. One that supports a

wide range of beekeeping styles, ideologies, and experiences. And one

that could mold itself into an effective association moving forward

with unlimited capabilities. Two key components of this concept was

registering as a nonprofit, and starting an association from scratch

with no barriers or limitations. With that concept, Pennsylvania

Apiculture Inc., (PennApic) was formed. We are proud and excited

to present a state -wide nonprofit association able to help the

bee industry in a broad range of support programs while also

catering to the needs of backyard beekeepers, which make

up the membership of the PBBA. We ask for your support and 

chance to show you what we are about.  



The Pennsylvania Backyard Beekeepers Association (PBBA) is a state -wide bee association administered

under the nonprofit corporation status of Pennsylvania Apiculture Inc., a 501 ( c) filed in the

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. PennApic is also the administrator for the National Honey Bee Day program.

Please check out some of our programs and activities listed on the website. We are open to suggestions,

comments, and advice. The association membership is made up of beekeepers and nature loving individuals

just like you. And we look forward to your support. Thank you.



Not a Beekeeper?
 Looking to start beekeeping in Pennsylvania?
Please contact us (Click here) and we will help in any way possible.
 Then visit our beginners page by clicking here.
Whether your looking to gain knowledge in beekeeping, or willing to get involved and
reach out to the public through one of our many outreach programs, we have a place
for you. We have programs tailored directly towards beekeeper support, public
education, and some just based on getting together and having fun. We have one
of the most active bee programs you will ever find. Attend one or two socials or
programs, or do them all. It's up to you!  We welcome everyone, beekeeper and
non-beekeeper alike, to join the PBBA.

Highlighted Pages for the Public:

Have bees to remove? Click Here.

Looking for local honey? Click Here


Want a place to take the kids and see bees? Click Here.



To join PennApic and the Pa. Backyard Beekeepers Association, or renew your current membership, please click on the work doc below.


If you have questions/comments regarding it's content, or have items to add, please contact: 
PennApic is Seeking Property Owners to Help With Our
"Honey Bee Santuary" Program.
Are You a Property Owner? Please Click Here.
Not a Beekeeper but Want to Support Our Efforts?
If you are not a member of PennApic and the Pennsylvania Backyard Beekeepers
Association, but would like to support our efforts, please consider making a donation
using our Donors Sponsor form. You can select to support a wide range of programs
including: National Honey Bee Day, Youth in Beekeeping, or another area of interest
listed on the donor form. All proceeds and contributions are paid directly to the nonprofit
PennApic. Thank you for your consideration. Click here to download the Sponsor Form 
For more details of why we need your support, click here.

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