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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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

March 21


7 PM Tri-County Meeting in Harrisburg
Dr. Deb Delaney ~ Sustainable Beekeeping
Purcell Social Hall, 109 McMorkle Rd, Hershey
Located on the Dearden Alumni Campus,
Milton Hershey School
Hosted by ~ Capital Area Beekeepers Assoc


April 24 7 PM Dr. Richard Lobban ~ Anthropologist and Beekeeper from New Hampshire
May 22 7 PM Vincent Aloyo ~ VP of PSBA
Pheromones in the hive


May 24   Picnic @ John Rudy Park
June 26 7 PM Charlotte Hubbard ~ topic to be announced
July 24 7 PM Joe Lewis ~ Beekeeping 2.5
Aug   Hackenburg Apiary Field trip
Sept 6 - 15   York Fair        www.yorkfair.org
Sept 25 7 PM To Be Announced
Oct 11 5:30 PM Banquet

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




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Frame with queen and worker bees
Super frame full of honey

Inspecting the hive

Snow on hives 12-20-09