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Upcoming events

    • 18 Aug 2020
    • 6:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online Zoom Meeting
    • 26 Aug 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EDT)
    • Montgomery County 4-H Center


    • 27 Aug 2020
    • 7:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online Zoom Meeting

    “Using Nucs in your Beekeeping Operation”

    Dr. Jamie Ellis (via Zoom) 

    Dr. Jamie Ellis, is the Gahan Endowed Professor of Entomology in the Department of Entomology and Nematology at the University of Florida where he has responsibilities in extension, instruction and research related to honey bees. He has written widely on many topics as a result of his research, and you may have read one of his articles in American Bee Journal.

    He will present via Zoom,  “Using Nucs in your Beekeeping Operation.” “Nucs” are small honey bee colonies housed in small hives. Consequently, their importance in beekeeping is often overlooked. Dr Ellis will describe how nucs can become an indispensable tool in one’s beekeeping operation.


    • 8 Sep 2020
    • 7:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online Zoom Meeting


    • 15 Sep 2020
    • 6:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online Zoom Meeting
    • 23 Sep 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online Zoom Meeting


    • 24 Sep 2020
    • 7:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online Zoom Meeting

     “Lotions, Butters, Salves and Lip Treatments”

    Rachel Newby 

    What to do with all your extra beeswax?

    One way to get more out of your beekeeping investment is creating body products, full of protecting beeswax, for yourself and your family. Rachel will talk you through the basics, including rendering beeswax, basic equipment and ingredients, and the benefits some ingredients have for your skin.

    Rachel Newby is a third-generation beekeeper (her grandmother was a member of MCBA) and has been keeping bees for eight years. She is the owner of New-Bee Ranch, LLC, a small farmette in western Montgomery County that provides small-batch seasonal foods in addition to honey and beeswax products.


    • 13 Oct 2020
    • 7:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online Zoom Meeting


    • 22 Oct 2020
    • 7:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online Zoom Meeting

    Oct 22nd Dr. David Golden, What every beekeeper needs to know about Bee Sting Allergies .   PLUSEpi-Pen Guidelines, Good Samaritan Laws, & Protecting Yourself and Others

    As beekeepers bee stings are accepted to be part of our connection to these magnificent insects, but we should also be aware of possible affects of the stings on our health and safety. Dr. David Golden, MD, is a world expert on anaphylaxis, insect allergy, and venom immunotherapy and on October 22 nd, we will have the benefit of hearing him present via zoom “What every beekeeper needs to know about Bee Sting Allergies,  Epi-Pen Guidelines, Good Samaritan Laws, & Protecting Yourself and Others.”

    Dr.Golden graduated from McGill University School of Medicine, completed his residency in Internal Medicine and then pursued a fellowship training program in Allergy-Clinical Immunology at Johns Hopkins University.

    Dr. Golden has directed a program of research studies on anaphylaxis, insect allergy, and venom immunotherapy and is currently associate professor of Medicine at Johns Hopkins University. He has participated in numerous research studies and has published dozens of original research manuscripts as well as numerous review articles and book chapters. Dr. Golden has made a major commitment to education in his activities with the American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology, and is the chief of the Allergy Division of Internal Medicine at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center, where he has implemented an allergy-immunology curriculum for medical residents.

    Please take time to join this interesting and informative presentation.

    • 10 Nov 2020
    • 7:00 PM (EST)
    • Montgomery County 4-H Center


    • 8 Dec 2020
    • 7:00 PM (EST)
    • Montgomery County 4-H Center


Past events

22 Jul 2020 Intermediate Beekeeping Class
21 Jul 2020 New Beekeepers' Class
14 Jul 2020 MCBA Board Meeting
25 Jun 2020 General Meeting
24 Jun 2020 Intermediate Beekeeping Class
16 Jun 2020 New Beekeepers' Class
9 Jun 2020 MCBA Board Meeting
28 May 2020 General Meeting
27 May 2020 Intermediate Beekeeping Class
19 May 2020 New Beekeepers' Class
12 May 2020 MCBA Board Meeting
23 Apr 2020 General Meeting
22 Apr 2020 Intermediate Beekeeping Class
21 Apr 2020 New Beekeepers' Class
14 Apr 2020 MCBA Board Meeting
26 Mar 2020 General Meeting
25 Mar 2020 Intermediate Beekeeping Class
17 Mar 2020 New Beekeepers' Class
10 Mar 2020 MCBA Board Meeting
27 Feb 2020 General Meeting
26 Feb 2020 Intermediate Beekeeping Course
18 Feb 2020 New Beekeepers' Class
11 Feb 2020 MCBA Board Meeting
23 Jan 2020 General Meeting
14 Jan 2020 MCBA Board Meeting
15 Dec 2019 MCBA Holiday Party
12 Nov 2019 Executive Board Meeting
9 Nov 2019 MCBA Fall Banquet
1 Nov 2019 2019 Pennsylvania State Beekeepers Association State Conference
24 Oct 2019 General Meeting
8 Oct 2019 Executive Board Meeting
6 Oct 2019 Wax Dipping
5 Oct 2019 Wax Dipping
26 Sep 2019 General Meeting
17 Sep 2019 Beginner Beekeepers Course
10 Sep 2019 Executive Board Meeting
13 Aug 2019 Executive Board Meeting
27 Jul 2019 MCBA’S 100th Anniversary Picnic
22 Jul 2019 General Meeting
20 Jul 2019 Beginner Beekeepers Course
16 Jul 2019 Beginner Beekeepers Course
15 Jul 2019 Eastern Apicultural Society (EAS) 2019
13 Jul 2019 Pennsylvania State Beekeepers Picnic

About MCBAPA

Serving Montgomery, Bucks and surrounding counties in Pennsylvania, the MCBAPA is an association of hobbyist and professional beekeepers. Our mission is to provide education, hands-on training, support and fellowship in all aspects of beekeeping. Both experienced beekeepers and novices participate in our monthly meetings, field trips and social events.

Our meetings are held at:

Montgomery County 4-H Center
1015 Bridge Road (Route 113)
Skippack, PA 19426

General membership meetings are usually held the 4th Thursday of the month at 7 pm, but please check our calendar.

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