Larry Connor Hands-on Workshop and Lecture Wednesday, May 2, 2012 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM Topic: Two and a Half Hives - A Management Plan for Successful Small-Scale Beekeeping by Dr. Larry Connor, author of Increase Essentials and Bee Sex Essentials Details: At 5:00 PM a hands on Apiary Workshop (limited to 20 participants) will be conducted by Dr. Connor at the Burgh Bees Community Apiary, 6900 Susquehanna St, Pittsburgh PA 15208, followed by a dinner with Dr. Connor. A formal presentation open to everyone (and free!) will follow beginning at 7:30 PM and will be held at the office of the Penn State Extension Allegheny County, 400 N. Lexington St, Pittsburgh PA 15208. ***PLEASE NOTE - The workshop is limited to the FIRST 20 people to register, there is a $20 per person fee for the workshop and that includes the dinner with Dr. Connor. The Formal lecture is free and open to everyone. To RSVP for the workshop, please first send an email with your name and phone number to Steve Repasky no earlier than April 2, 2012. Steve will then provide you the address to send the check to, along with any other information required. For more general information about this workshop/lecture, please contact Burgh Bees firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is a three-day comprehensive beginner beekeeping class to be held on: Monday, January 23rd, Wednesday, January 25th, and Monday, January 30th from 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM each night. (Space is limited, so please register early) This classroom-based course offers beginning beekeepers an introduction to honey bee biology and basic approaches to beekeeping. The course will include: an overview of honey bee castes and races, a discussion of bee biology in order to understand the challenges facing honey bees, and an overview of the basic equipment necessary for successful beekeeping. The goal is for students to learn how to keep bees for the first year. For more details, please view the course description PDF located here. Within this document you will find further information about the class, as well as specifics about how to register. Penn State Extension of Allegheny County 400 North Lexington Street, 3rd Floor Pittsburgh, PA 15208-2585
February 17 & 18, 2012 Four Points by Sheraton, Pittsburgh North Cranberry Township, PA Please join us for the most up-to-date information about managing honey bees. A trade show featuring many major beekeeping supply companies will be held on site in conjunction with this seminar. Featured Speakers Craig Cella, PA Beekeeping Entrepreneur Diana Cox-Foster, Ph.D., Professor of Entomology, Penn State Leo Donovall, Chief Apiary Inspector, PA Department of Agriculture Jeremy Fitzgerald, Penn State Bee Lab Mary Alice Gettings, Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator Jerry Hayes, Author and Florida State Apiary Inspector Jon Laughner, Ag Entrepreneur Educator, Penn State Extension Lee Miller, past president, PA State Beekeepers Association Dan O'Hanlon, 2011 West Virginia Beekeeper of the Year Nancy Ostiguy, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Entomology, Penn State Steve Repasky, EAS Master Beekeeper, Vice President and Apiary Director of Burgh Bees Joe Zgurzynski, EAS Master Beekeeper, President of Burgh Bees Registration Information Registration fee is $50 per person and $30 for guests and children under 18. Registration deadline is February 10, 2012. Registration forms with more information are available at http://extension.psu.edu/beaver/events/western-pa-bee-seminar or by calling Penn State Extension of Beaver County at 724-774-3003. Confirmed List of Trade Show Vendors: Blue Sky Bee Supply, Betterbee, Brushy Mountain Bee Farm, Walter T. Kelley Company, Dadant and Sons – NY Office, Simpsons Bee Supply, and Beeline Apiaries and Woodenware
Tune in to KDKA Radio 1020 AM, Sunday, February 15th from 7:00 to 8:00 AM to hear The Organic Gardeners, Doug Oster and Jessica Walliser, discuss bees and beekeeping with Burgh Bees' own Steve Repasky.
This is a one-day class to be held on: Saturday, March 10th from 8:00 AM until 2:30 PM. (Space is limited, so please register early) This classroom-based course offers new beekeepers detailed information about what to expect during their second year of beekeeping. The course will include: an overview of seasonal management issues, with a strong focus on swarm management. The goal is for students to learn how to maximize hive health and productivity. For more details, please view the course description PDF located here. Within this document you will find further information about the class, as well as specifics about how to register. Location: Penn State Extension of Allegheny County 400 North Lexington Street, 3rd Floor Pittsburgh, PA 15208-2585
On Saturday, October 15th, the ToonSeum and Burgh Bees invite you to a day of special events with Jay Hosler, author of the award-winning graphic novel Clan Apis. Families and honey-lovers of all ages are invited to attend this unique lecture exploring the incredible world of honey bees and the creative process of a science cartoonist. Jay Hosler is a brilliant storyteller and the author of the award-winning graphic novel Clan Apis. He is also a professor of neurobiology at Juniata College who studies olfactory processing in honey bees. Clan Apis is the story of a worker bee named Nyuki and her adventures growing up in and out of the beehive. Her exploits are based on the real events in the life-cycle of the honeybee. Jay's work reveals a deep insight into the world of insects and a unique understanding of the capacity of comics for teaching. At 4:00 pm, Jay will present Drawing a Super Insect!, an informal workshop for kids and parents: New insects are being discovered every year and it's time to discover a few at the Toonseum! In this workshop/talk, participants will get to hear about all of the amazing things that insects can do and then learn how to draw their very own! Tickets for this event are $4 at http://www.eventbrite.com/event/2273983546?ref=ecal At 6:30 pm, representatives from Burgh Bees, Pittsburgh's urban apiary group, will be on hand for a local honey tasting and to answer questions about their various projects. Several meads will also be available to sample for patrons over 21. Then at 7:30 pm, Jay will present Attack of the Comic Book Insects, a fun lecture about his creative process in bringing bee-heroine Nyuki and Clan Apis to life. Tickets for this event are $5 at http://www.eventbrite.com/event/2274166092?ref=ecal Proceeds benefit Burgh Bees educational projects. Space is limited. A seperate ticket is required for both events.
Tuesday, September 27th 7:00 PM Carson City Saloon on the Southside 1401 East Carson Street Pittsburgh, PA Come meet local Beekeepers, whether a bee curious, a new beekeeper or a seasoned beekeeper, come and share some stories and a few drinks up in the mezzanine with some local beekeepers! NO RSVP required!!!
Tuesday, August 30th 7:00 PM Carson City Saloon on the Southside 1401 East Carson Street Pittsburgh, PA Come meet local Beekeepers, whether a bee curious, a new beekeeper or a seasoned beekeeper, come and share some stories and a few drinks up in the mezzanine with some local beekeepers! NO RSVP required!!!
Saturday, August 27th Doors will open at 3:30 PM with refreshments, and the talk will begin promptly at 4 PM. Penn State Extension of Allegheny County 400 North Lexington Street, 3rd Floor Pittsburgh, PA 15208-2585 (Please check-in at the security office) Please note that this event is for dues paying members of Burgh Bees only. To find out more about membership, please visit https://www.burghbees.org/?page_id=12. If you are not a member, you can either become a member before attending via the linked membership page, or else you can pay at the door. RSVP is required to attend, so please visit our EventBrite page for this event in order to get your ticket for attendance. Topic: "What we know about pesticides and what we can do to protect our bees" Speaker: Maryann Frazier Abstract: Pesticides, particularly neonicotinoids such as imidacloprid, are being blamed for CCD and pollinator decline in the US and Europe. Are pesticides a serious problem for our honey bees? Which pesticides are involved and how are they impacting our bees? More importantly, what can we do to protect them? These topics will be discussed by Maryann Frazier, who is a member of a PSU team looking at the impacts of pesticides on honey bee declines and CCD. Biography: Maryann received her B. S. in Agriculture Education from Penn State University in 1980. In 1983 she completed a Masters of Agriculture in Entomology, specializing in apiculture. She has worked as the assistant state apiary inspector in Maryland and for two years as a beekeeping specialist in Africa and Central America. For the past 22 years she has held the position of Senior Extension Associate in the Department of Entomology at Penn State and is responsible for honey bee extension throughout
Sunday, July 17th, 2011 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (gate closes at 1:15 PM, no late arrivals permitted) Homewood Apiary - 6900 block of Susquehanna St., off of N. Dallas Ave. (directly across the street from East End Brewing Company) Join Burgh Bees Apiary Director, Steve Repasky, for an Open Apiary at the Homewood apiary! Protective head equipment will be provided. Please wear or bring long sleeved shirts, preferably with a collar, and long pants (no capri's or shorts please!). Also closed-toed shoes such as tennis shoes are recommended! A $10 suggested donation per person to Burgh Bees is appreciated. Please RSVP to Steve Repasky at email@example.com. Registration is limited to 15 attendees, so register early!