Burgh Bees Summer Workshop

This is the time of year that many beekeepers are not only harvesting honey but also checking their colonies for mites and adding treatments. Not sure if your colonies have mites or how many? Not sure what product to use and why? if these questions have crossed your mind at some point then this workshop is for you! We will discuss methods of monitoring mite levels, what those results mean and how to apply various treatments. We will also discuss "natural" or non treatment methods! Grab your veil and join us at the Burgh Bees Community Apiary! When: Sunday July 20, 1-3pm Where: Burgh Bees Homewood Apiary Cost: $10 Registration is required.  Register here - https://www.burghbees.org/?product=burgh-bees-summer-workshop

By |July 9th, 2014|Comments Off on Burgh Bees Summer Workshop

Burgh Bees and BVABA Summer Picnic

When: Saturday, July 12, 12 - 4pm Where: Gary Sekinger's Barn 1602 Royal Oak Dr, Sewickley,  PA 15143 http://tinyurl.com/sekinger Please join us for our annual summer picnic with BVABA (Beaver Valley Area Beekeeping Association). This year we have also invited beekeepers from the Washington Co. Beekeepers group! PLEASE BRING… Burgh Bees folks please bring a side dish to share. Beaver Valley folks, please bring a dessert. Washington Co, bring either a side dish or dessert. PLEASE KNOW… BYOB  (bring your own beverage if you want a little something beyond the provided water, lemonade and coffee) AND BYOP  (In an effort to conserve on tree products, please bring your own plate, silverware and cup) ENJOY… Bring your favorite food or beverage to share and be judged in The “Just for Fun" Honey Recipe Contest for your chance to win the  coveted Peoples' Choice Award!  Copies of your honey recipe for others to try, are always appreciated. Walk with us down to the hives to learn something new during the educational demonstration. (Don't forget your veil!)  This year's topic is how to test for hygienic behavior in your honeybee colony Bring your bee equipment, crafts, and goods to sell or trade at the “Bee Swap.” ALL ARE WELCOME, SEE YOU THERE!

By |June 6th, 2014|Comments Off on Burgh Bees and BVABA Summer Picnic

Burgh Bees in the Field (Members Only Event)

This will be our inaugural Burgh Bees in the Field Event where our members are welcome to join other members of Burgh Bees in a group hive inspection.  Topics of discussion will be determined by what we find in the hive and questions from the group.  This event is for paid members only and is included in the membership fee.  If you are not currently a paid member of Burgh Bees, you can become a member for $10 by clicking on the Membership tab on our website.  If you can't remember if you are a paid member, contact LynnettaM@burghbees.com. Location: Homewood Apiary 6900 Block of Susquehanna St., Pittsburgh, 15208

By |June 6th, 2014|Comments Off on Burgh Bees in the Field (Members Only Event)

Open Apiary (Cancelled for May)

This date has been Cancelled.  Please visit https://www.burghbees.org/?p=5097 to see the list of future dates. Want to learn more about bees and beekeeping?  Want to see inside a beehive?  Come out to our monthly Open Apiary. 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! RSVP by Friday May 16, at 5:00 PM to Lynnetta Miller at LynnettaM@burghbees.com

By |April 28th, 2014|Comments Off on Open Apiary (Cancelled for May)

Bees Please

Members from Burgh Bees will be giving an hour long Bee Curious presentation at Phipps Conservatory on Saturday April 19 starting at 1:30.  Admission to Phipps is required.

By |April 15th, 2014|Comments Off on Bees Please

Package Installation Demo

We will be installing packages of bees at the Homewood Community Apiary.  All are welcome to come watch the process.  You must bring your own veil in order to be permitted into the hive area.  Long pants, closed toed shoes, and long sleeves are also strongly suggested. The installation will begin at 7:15 so please plan to arrive at 7pm.  The entire process will only take a few minutes.  

By |April 6th, 2014|Comments Off on Package Installation Demo