York County Beekeepers' Association
York County ~ Pennsylvania

"Beekeeping that is environmentally correct, economically viable and socially just."

"If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe, then man would only have four years of life left. 
No more bees, no more pollination, no more plants, no more man."......
Often erroneously attributed to Albert Einstein





"Bee Law"


Bee Friendly Plants



Honeybee facts and trivia


Identifying Bees

Pests and diseases

Hive Inspection Sheet

Apiary Registration Form

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Membership Application

The York County Beekeepers' Association is a non-profit, voluntary association of beekeepers and others interested in honey bees, bee products and pollination.   It strives to increase awareness of the vital importance of honey bees and to promote responsible beekeeping in York County. 

Meeting at least seven times a year at the Penn State University Campus, 1031 Edgecomb Avenue, York, it holds at least one exhibition per year as well as a Field Day, and it offers opportunities and support for anyone interested in learning more about honey bees or starting a hive." 

2014 Meeting & Event Dates

Sept 6 - 15   York Fair        www.yorkfair.org
Sept 25 7 PM  Speaker ~ Jeremy Barnes

  Show & Tell

  Honey Tasting

Oct 11 5:30 PM Banquet

It is SWARM season!

If you find a honey bee swarm please

 contact a beekeeper to remove it.

Swarm removal list


Hands-On Beekeeping Lessons

with David Papke


Bees, Local Queens and nucs for sale


Bjorn Apiaries


Log Cabin Bee Farm


Snyder's Apiaries



Sources for bee packages



Swarm Collection



Nelson Brenneman   (717) 225-3076, Spring Grove  ~ Has new wood ware, frames,  foundation and other equipment for local pickup ~ call for availability and prices 




2013 Russell Wentz Photo Award Winner

photo taken by Mary Barnes




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Frame with queen and worker bees
Super frame full of honey

Inspecting the hive

Snow on hives 12-20-09