Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Would You Like to be a Beekeeper? Have you ever wondered what is involved in being a beekeeper and working with honeybees? If so, plan to attend the informational meeting, “Would You Like to be a Beekeeper?" on October 23, 7:00 p.m., at the Franklin County Ag Heritage Building, 185 Franklin Farm Lane, Chambersburg. The Franklin County Beekeepers Association is sponsoring this introductory meeting on beekeeping for the general public. In particular, it is for those who may be interested in starting their own hives and learning a little bit more about what is involved. The meeting will include a brief introduction to the honey bee, beekeeping information resources and time requirements for managing hives. A brief overview of tools, equipment, start-up costs, and ordering bee packages will be presented. The meeting is open to anyone interested in learning more about beekeeping. There is no cost to attend and registration is not required. For more information about the meeting or the Franklin County Beekeeper Association, contact Randy King at 328-9256.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

2014 BEGINNING BEEKEEPING SHORTCOURSE The Franklin County Beekeepers’ Association is conducting a five session short course on beginning beekeeping for anyone interested in becoming a beekeeper. The Wednesday evening classroom sessions will be on March 5, 12, 19, & 26, 2014, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Franklin County Ag Heritage Building located at 185 Franklin Farm Lane in Chambersburg. There will also be a field day at a local apiary on Saturday, March 29. Cost is $40.00 per family. For information, contact Penn State Extension at 717/263-9226. Subjects that will be covered include an introduction to beekeeping, bee biology, beekeeping equipment; maintaining healthy bees, installing packages and apiary colony management. Registration is required and is limited to the first 50. You do not have to be a member of the Franklin County Beekeepers’ Association to register. Registration includes a beekeeping manual, disposable gloves, refreshments and membership in the Franklin County Beekeepers’ Association.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

REMINDER: Fall Apiary Management Workshop Tuesday, August 13, 6:00 pm till dusk WHERE: Richard Paine’s Apiary,1020 Swamp Fox Rd.(375-2352). Take Rt.316 from Chambersburg towards Waynesboro. Pass thru New Franklin and turn right on Rt. 914 (Swamp Fox Rd). Go 1.5 miles and look for his honey sign on the left. -OR- From I-81 take EXIT 10, (MARION). Turn east onto PA-914/SWAMP FOX ROAD. End at 1020 Swamp Fox Road. Look for his honey sign on the right. Make sure to wear the appropriate clothing-- veil, white coveralls, etc., long sleeved shirt, etc. Bring your chairs and questions, in order to get the most from this "hands on" experience. Invite other beekeepers. NOTE: If the weather is questionable that day, contact Richard Paine at 375-2352 to find out if the meeting will take place. REMINDER: FCBA Annual Banquet - Tuesday, October 8, 2013 — 6:30 p.m. at the Central Presbyterian Church, 40 Lincoln Way West, Chambersburg (on the southwest corner of the main fountain square in Chambersburg, Intersection of Rt. 30 & Rt. 11.)

Friday, July 27, 2012

Fall Apiary Management Workshop

Fall Apiary Management Workshop Tuesday, August 21st, 6:00 pm till dusk

WHERE:  Richard Paine’s Apiary,1020 Swamp Fox Rd.(375-2352).  Take Rt.316 from Chambersburg towards Waynesboro.  Pass thru New Franklin and turn right on Rt. 914 (Swamp Fox Rd).  Go 1.5 miles and look for his honey sign on the left.  -OR- From I-81 take EXIT 10, (MARION).  Turn east onto PA-914/SWAMP FOX ROAD.  End at 1020 Swamp Fox Road.  Look for his honey sign on the right.

Make sure to wear the appropriate clothing-- veil, white coveralls, etc., long sleeved shirt, etc.  Bring your chairs and questions, in order to get the most from this "hands on" experience. Invite other beekeepers.

NOTE:  If the weather is questionable that day, contact Richard Paine at 375-2352 to find out if the meeting will take place. 

Monday, June 4, 2012

Beekeepers Ice Cream Social

The Franklin County Beekeepers' Association invites all association members and their families to a delightful evening at the

ICE CREAM SOCIAL

Tuesday, June 12, 2012  7:00 p.m. at Twin Bridge Meadow Family Campground, 1345 Twin Bridge Road, Chambersburg, PA.
Members who have home ice cream makers (turners/churns/machines)make their favorite flavor and bring it to share with others.  If you don't have an ice cream maker at home, that's okay!  Just bring your appetite for good homemade ice cream and spend a pleasant evening meeting and talking with other beekeepers and their families. 

Directions:  From Chambersburg take Rt. 30 west for approximately 6 miles.  Turn right on Twin Bridge Road and travel 1.2 miles to the campground.  We meet under the main pavilion - Rain or Shine.

Friday, April 27, 2012

FCBA 2012 Meeting Dates

Franklin County Beekeepers’ Association Date2 for 2012– Mark Your Calendar!

Summer Apiary Management Workshop – May 7th - 6:00 pm till dusk at Richard Paine’s Apiary, 1020 Swamp Fox Rd., Chambersburg.
Ice Cream Social -Tuesday, June 12, 2012 - 7:00 p.m. at Twin Bridge Meadow Family Campground, 1345 Twin Bridge Road, Chambersburg, PA.
Franklin County Fair – August 19-25 Plan now to enter your honey!
Fall Apiary Management Workshop - Tuesday, August 21, 2012, 6:00 pm till dusk at Richard Paine’s Apiary, 1020 Swamp Fox Rd., Chambersburg.
Annual Banquet - Tuesday, October 9, 2012 — 6:30 p.m. at the Central Presbyterian Church

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Franklin Co. Beekeepers' Assoc. Quarterly Meeting

Tuesday, February 21, 2012 - 7:00 p.m. at the Franklin County Ag Heritage Building,
185 Franklin Farm Lane, Chambersburg, PA (next to the extension office)

Speaker: Jonathan Daniels, Program Chair for the Capital Area Beekeepers. You need not be a member of the FCBA to attend. Invite other beekeepers whom you may know

Program: Early Spring Management including raising your own Queen Bees. Jonathan Daniels conducts the annual Queen Rearing Seminar for the Capital Area Beekeepers.


BEGINNING BEEKEEPING SHORTCOURSE
The Franklin County Beekeepers’ Association is conducting a five session shortcourse on beginning beekeeping for anyone interested in becoming a beekeeper. The Thursday evening classroom sessions will be on March 8, 15, 22, & 29, 2012, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Franklin County Ag Heritage Building which is located at 185 Franklin Farm Lane in Chambersburg. There will also be a field day at a local apiary on Saturday, March 24. Cost for the shortcourse is $35.00 per family. Subjects that will be covered include an introduction to beekeeping, bee biology, beekeeping equipment; maintaining healthy bees, installing packages and apiary colony management. Registration is required and is limited to the first 50. You do not have to be a member of the Franklin County Beekeepers’ Association to register. Registration includes a beekeeping manual, disposable gloves, refreshments and membership in the Franklin County Beekeepers’ Association. For additional information or to register, contact Penn State Cooperative Extension at 717/263-9226.