Wednesday, January 27, 2010


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Friday, January 22, 2010

Franklin County Beekeepers' Association (FCBA)

The Franklin County Beekeepers' Association (FCBA) consists of local beekeepers who share their information and experience. For more information about the FCBA, contact George Hurd by phone at 717/263-9226 or by email at



*Helps novice beekeepers get started. Encourage and assist all beekeepers in keeping bees in proper condition.

*Endeavors to obtain bee industry favored legislation and works for protection of bee from environmental hazards.

*Holds educational meetings with discussions and demonstrations.

*Educates the public through news media and public relations on the value of bees in their lives and on the nutritional value of bee products.

*Encourages, promotes, and assists the PA State Beekeepers Association in its endeavors.

*Sponsors the Franklin County Honey Queen Program.


Franklin County Beekeepers' Association 2010 Meeting Dates

2010 Winter Educational Meeting will be Tuesday, February 23, 2010 - 7:00 p.m. at the Penn State Cooperative Extension Office, 181 Franklin Farm Lane, Chambersburg. 

 2010 Beginning Beekeeping Shortcourse will be held in the large meeting room in the Ag Heritage Building next to the Extension Office on the following Thursday evenings - March 4, 11, 18, 25.  Field day in an apiary would be March 27 at Richard Paines apiary. Cost for the shortcourse was $35.00 per family.

 2010 Ice Cream Social will be on Tuesday, June 15, 2009 - 7:00 p.m. at Twin Bridge Meadow Family Campground, 1345 Twin Bridge Road, Chambersburg, PA.  

 2010 Fall Apiary Management Workshop will be on Tuesday, August 24, 2009, 6:00 pm till dusk at Richard Paine's Apiary,1020 Swamp Fox Rd., Chambersburg.


2010 Annual Banquet of the Franklin County Beekeepers Association will be on Tuesday, October 5, 2010 — 6:30 p.m. at the Central Presbyterian Church, 40 Lincoln Way West, Chambersburg. 


2010 Franklin County Beekeepers' Association Beginning Beekeeping Shortcourse

The Franklin County Beekeepers' Association is conducting a five session shortcourse on beginning beekeeping for any interested beekeepers. The Thursday evening classroom sessions will be on March 4, 11, 18, & 25, 2010, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Franklin County Extension Office which is located at 181 Franklin Farm Lane in Chambersburg. There will also be a field day at a local apiary on Saturday, March 27. 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.


For more information about the FCBA, contact George Hurd by phone at 717/263-9226 or by email at