Nuc and Package Installation (Free) Demo

We will demonstrate the installation of a 5 frame Nuc and a package of bees into 10 frame hives. We will install the bees and show how to use a 1 gallon quail waterer for syrup feeding. Other feeding options will be discussed. Following the Installation Demonstrations, we will inspect an existing colony, demonstrate proper techniques, and discuss the goals of hive inspections. Bring your protective equipment, wear light color clothing that is loose fitting, and closed toe shoes. Location: Burgh Bees Community Apiary 6933 Susquehanna St Pittsburgh PA Date: Monday, 10 April 2017 Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Cost: Free Advanced Registration is Not Required.

By |April 6th, 2017|Comments Off on Nuc and Package Installation (Free) Demo

Hive Inspection

Sunday, April 17th, 2016. 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM. Location: Burgh Bees Community Apiary 6900 block of Susquehanna St We will briefly discuss the importance of planning your inspection, light a smoker, and inspect several hives. We will then install a nucleus colony into a hive. You can come for one or come for both. Bring your protective equipment. Email bob@burghbees.com if you plan to attend. This is a free workshop. Cost: Free Click below to learn more or register!

By |April 9th, 2016|Comments Off on Hive Inspection

Nuc Installation Demonstration & BK101 Hive Inspection (WEATHER ALERT BELOW)

We will demonstrate the installation of a 5 frame Nuc and a package of bees into 10 frame hives. We will install the bees and show how to use a 1 gallon quail water'er for syrup feeding. Other feeding options will be discussed. Following the Installation Demonstrations, we will inspect an existing colony, demonstrate proper techniques, and discuss the goals of hive inspections. Bring your protective equipment, wear light color clothing that is loose fitting, and closed toe shoes. Sunday, April 14th, 2019 11:00 PM - 1:00 PM. This EVENT IS POSTPONED TILL 4:00PM TODAY Hopefully, the Rain Stops Location: Burgh Bees Community Apiary 6900 block of Susquehanna St We will demonstrate the installation of a 5 frame nuc into a hive. Cost: Free

By |April 9th, 2016|Comments Off on Nuc Installation Demonstration & BK101 Hive Inspection (WEATHER ALERT BELOW)

FULL! Open Apiary

Due to overwhelming demand, we are full for this month's open apiary! We will start up again next spring. Look for dates to be announced in May 2016. Want to learn more about bees and beekeeping?  Want to see inside a beehive?  Come out to our monthly Open Apiary on Sunday Sept 27. Protective head equipment will be provided. Please wear or bring long sleeved shirts, preferably with a collar, and long pants (no Capris or shorts please!). Also closed-toed shoes such as tennis shoes are recommended! A $10 suggested donation per person to Burgh Bees is appreciated. Registration is limited to 15 attendees, so register early! Members of the Penn State Master Gardner Program will be on hand to talk about the importance of pollinator gardens, point out the different plants found at the Apiary, and to answer any questions you have. RSVP by Friday Sept 25, at 5:00 PM to Lynnetta Miller at LynnettaM@burghbees.com Location: Homewood Apiary 6933 Susquehanna St., Pittsburgh, 15208 Time: 1pm-3pm (gates close at 1:15pm - no late arrivals will be permitted.)

By |May 15th, 2015|Comments Off on FULL! Open Apiary

Cancelled Due To Rain: Open Apiary

Want to learn more about bees and beekeeping?  Want to see inside a beehive?  Come out to our monthly Open Apiary on Saturday June 27. Protective head equipment will be provided. Please wear or bring long sleeved shirts, preferably with a collar, and long pants (no Capris or shorts please!). Also closed-toed shoes such as tennis shoes are recommended! A $10 suggested donation per person to Burgh Bees is appreciated. Registration is limited to 15 attendees, so register early! Members of the Penn State Master Gardner Program will be on hand to talk about the importance of pollinator gardens, point out the different plants found at the Apiary, and to answer any questions you have. RSVP by Friday June 26, at 5:00 PM to Lynnetta Miller at LynnettaM@burghbees.com Location: Homewood Apiary 6933 Susquehanna St., Pittsburgh, 15208 Time: 11am-1pm (gates close at 11:15am - no late arrivals will be permitted.)

By |May 15th, 2015|Comments Off on Cancelled Due To Rain: Open Apiary

Open Apiary (FULL!)

Update: We are at capacity for this month. Our next Open Apiary (and last of the season) will be on Sunday, Sept 29 at 1pm. Want to learn more about bees and beekeeping?  Want to see inside a beehive?  Come out to our monthly Open Apiary on Sunday Aug 23 at 1pm. Protective head equipment will be provided. Please wear or bring long sleeved shirts, preferably with a collar, and long pants (no Capris or shorts please!). Also closed-toed shoes such as tennis shoes are recommended! A $10 suggested donation per person to Burgh Bees is appreciated. Registration is limited to 15 attendees, so register early! Members of the Penn State Master Gardner Program will be on hand to talk about the importance of pollinator gardens, point out the different plants found at the Apiary, and to answer any questions you have. RSVP by Friday Aug 21, at 5:00 PM to Lynnetta Miller at LynnettaM@burghbees.com Location: Homewood Apiary 6933 Susquehanna St., Pittsburgh, 15208 Time: 1pm - 3pm (gates close at 1:15pm - no late arrivals will be permitted.)

By |May 15th, 2015|Comments Off on Open Apiary (FULL!)

BK 301W – Pest and Disease Management

Date: Sunday, June 28th Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm Location: Homewood Apiary - 6933 Susquehanna St, Pittsburgh 15208 This field-based workshop will focus on methods to monitor, identify, and treat for pests and diseases. We will be in the hives so bring your veil/jacket, wear jeans, and closed toe shoes. Limited to the first 25 people who register. Cost: $10 for Burgh Bees members / $20 for non-members. Prerequisites: BK101 or currently managing hives Online Registration HERE

By |May 15th, 2015|Comments Off on BK 301W – Pest and Disease Management

BK 220W – Spring Management – Spring Splits and Swarm Management Techniques

Date: Sunday, May 31 Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm Location: Homewood Apiary, 6933 Susquehanna St. Pittsburgh 15208 This field-based workshop will focus on spring management, how to recognize and prevent swarming, and how to create increase colonies. We will be in the hives so bring your veil/jacket, wear jeans, and closed toe shoes. Limited to the first 25 people who register. Cost: $10 for Burgh Bees members / $20 for non-members. Prerequisites: BK101 or currently managing hives Online Registration HERE

By |May 15th, 2015|Comments Off on BK 220W – Spring Management – Spring Splits and Swarm Management Techniques

Equipment Building Workshop (New Date and Location!)

Only a few people have registered to attend the Equipment Building Workshop for Saturday, March 28th so the workshop location has been moved to Bob Tarto's garage. Air staplers, grame jigs, and a box jig will be available to use. Anyone interested in attending this workshop should email bobotatro@verizon.net to register. Date: Saturday, March 28 (New Date!) Time: 1pm - 4pm Location: Bob's Garage (New Location!) 110 Holly Hill Dr, Oakdale, PA 15071 Requested donation: $5 Are you looking for some guidance, or maybe just another set of hands to help you assemble your new beekeeping equipment? Join us for an Equipment Building Workshop!

By |February 19th, 2015|Comments Off on Equipment Building Workshop (New Date and Location!)