For ease of tracking, we are changing the membership term to coincide with the calendar year.  Therefore your membership will expire at the end of 2013.  Anyone who paid their dues after July 1, 2013 may make special arrangements with the membership coordinator for prorated dues for 2014.  Contact membership@phillybeekeepers.org

VSH Bees – Moving from Selecting Lines to a Stock of Bees 7 p.m., Mandell Hall, Room 114, Delaware Valley College Campus Join Dr. Jeff Harris, assistant professor of apiculture in the Department of Biochemistry, Entomology and Plant Pathology at Mississippi State University, for a VIDEO-link seminar on beekeeping.  (19 miles from Philadelphia – 700 E Butler…

DUE TO SNOW THE PICKUP DATE IS DELAYED UNTIL MARCH 6 or so.  Therefore you can still call in your orders to Forest Hill Woodworking.  Philadelphia Beekeepers Guild is offering members a chance to order woodenware & other supplies, including gear and FONDANT, collectively to save on shipping.  Our member Tanya Veitch is kind enough…

Interested in becoming a beekeeper or just want to learn the fundamentals of beekeeping? Join us on Saturday, February 22, 2014 for the in class portion of the course where attendees wil learn from a group of experienced urban beekeepers: Basic bee biology, Considerations about equipment, hive set-up, and location, Where to get your first bees &…

The Pennsylvania Backyard Beekeepers Association is sponsoring an essay contest for youth (aged 17 and younger) to win a free beehive complete with honeybees or, as an alternative, $100 in vendor credit at its Spring Workshop!  To get the entry form, contact Carol at  ccline46@verizon.net

We are thrilled to announce that nationally renowned beekeepers Dean Stiglitz and Laurie Herboldsheimer, authors of “The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Beekeeping” will speak at our 4th Annual Natural Beekeeping Symposium. Stiglitz and Herboldsheimer will share valuable techniques and stories about natural beekeeping based on their extensive, personal experience.

Thanks to freelance writer Alaina Mabaso: CLICK HERE TO READ IT!

7:30 pm @ St. James School FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC In the spirit of New Year’s Resolutions, our January meeting will feature “Three Steps to Healthier Bees.”  This class was part of the Eastern Apicultural Society’s 2013 “short course.”  Adam Schreiber, past president of the Philadelphia Beekeepers Guild, will share his integrated plan to improve the…

Area beekeepers are invited to tour the new Colony Meadery, 905 Harrison St., Suite 115, Allentown, PA 18103, and taste up to 10 varieties of their mead, a honey-based wine.  Tour & 5 samples for $10; OR tour & 10 samples plus keep the glass for $15.  (Normal Value $25)                  …

St. James School 3217 Clearfield St., 19132 Friends and family welcome!The Guild will provide a main dish, soft drinks and paper goods. Bring your favorite food or drink to share. We need a good count by Dec 18, so please RSVP to Sarah@SarahPlonski.com  LET HER KNOW HOW MANY WILL ATTEND & WHAT YOU WILL BRING.  See…

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