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.