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

  • Support the Bees Support the Bees Donate money to support York County Beekeepers' Association and our on going efforts to support local beekeepers and raise awareness of the importance of the honey bee. Our site will redirect you to PayPal.com. We appreciate all that you do to support YCBA and its valuable programs.
  • Learn about Backyard Beekeeping Learn about Backyard Beekeeping Classes will run every Wednesday from April 1st until May 6th, 2015 at 5:30 PM-7:30 PM in Seven Valleys, PA. To sign up please visit York Suburban's Community Education Courses.
  • Buy Fresh Buy Local Buy Fresh Buy Local York County's BUY FRESH BUY LOCAL Chapter Page, your guide for locating farm fresh foods throughout York County.
  • Join the Mentoring Program Join the Mentoring Program Click here to find out what we have to offer in our York County Beekeepers' Nu Bee Program.
  • Got a Swarm? Got a Swarm? A swarm is a cluster of bees usually hanging on a tree or structure exposed to the elements and can be collected into a hive and removed quickly. Check out the swarm list, which contains our club members who are interested in recovering honeybees.
  • Join us at local events Join us at local events See where our YCBA table will be this month! Stop by and check out our pamphlets, educational resources, childrens activities, and our honey (that is the bee's knees!).

Our Mission

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.

About YCBA

Who joins YCBA?
Anyone interested in promoting and learning about honeybees can join! Our members include commercial, sideline, and hobby keepers as well as non-beekeepers who share our fascination with bees.

What does YCBA do?
Our organization promotes the vital importantance of honey bees and responsible in the following ways:
  • Holds monthly meetings every fourth Thursday to discuss topics of interest, share information and generally socialize with other bee enthusiasts. All meetings are open to the public. No meetings October-December.
  • Offers educational courses designed to provide the basic concepts and management practices for maintaining hives.
  • Provides books and magazines in our members library. Members may sign out books and magazines on beekeeping to further educate themselves.
  • Provides access to an extensive number of local resources.

  • Where does YCBA meet?
    Our meetings are held at the York County School of Technology in York, Pennsylvania at 2179 South Queen Street, York, PA 17402. The telephone number is (717) 741-0820. Click here for directions.
  • Parking instructions: Park in lot on Queen street side of school. If using Pauline Dr entrance, turn right and follow around to front of school. Enter through large glass doors at main entrance, small sign on left front of building says "Adult Education". First meeting to be held in auditorium, straight in front of entry doors. Our other meeting room is 1101 - same entry, turn right and take first hallway on left, follow past bathrooms to last room on right that says "Detention".

  • How do I join YCBA?
    Everything you need is right here. You can print and mail the membership form and payment, or register and pay on line. Either way, you will be glad you became a member of the York County Beekeepers' Association!