The Pennsylvania Backyard Beekeepers Association (PBBA) was formed
by a small group of beekeepers who realized the need for an association
with the desire to be active, creative, supportive, social, inventive, and
dynamic in the changing world of beekeeping. One that supports a
wide range of beekeeping styles, ideologies, and experiences. And one
that could mold itself into an effective association moving forward
with unlimited capabilities. Two key components of this concept was
registering as a nonprofit, and starting an association from scratch
with no barriers or limitations. With that concept, Pennsylvania
Apiculture Inc., (PennApic) was formed. We are proud and excited
to present a state -wide nonprofit association able to help the
bee industry in a broad range of support programs while also
catering to the needs of backyard beekeepers, which make
up the membership of the PBBA. We ask for your support and
chance to show you what we are about.
The Pennsylvania Backyard Beekeepers Association (PBBA) is a state -wide bee association administered
under the nonprofit corporation status of Pennsylvania Apiculture Inc., a 501 ( c) filed in the
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. PennApic is also the administrator for the National Honey Bee Day program.
Please check out some of our programs and activities listed on the website. We are open to suggestions,
comments, and advice. The association membership is made up of beekeepers and nature loving individuals
just like you. And we look forward to your support. Thank you.
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Check out some of what we have
accomplished in 2012
1) Held a spring banquet to kick of the new bee season.
2) Hosted a free spring workshop focused on new beekeepers.
3) Held a native seed sale.
4) Provided a "at cost" basswood tree sale to members.
5) Maintained two beehives at the Governors residence in Harrisburg.
6) Sponsored a year round bee hive at Susquehanna university.
7) Donated a hive to the "Youth in Beekeeping" essay contest.
8) Donated two hives and a pollinator garden to Harrisburg Christian Academy.
9) Won the 2012 "Governors Award for Environmental Excellence"
10) Provided members with weekly email bulletins to keep them informed.
11) Provided an active mentor program.
12) Sponsored "an Evening Among Friends" program.
13) Maintained an excellent website for members and guests.
14) Provided a free summer picnic.
15) Facilitated and participated in National Honey Bee Day.
16) Maintained hives at 9 "learning centers" across the state.
17) Raised 700 dollars for Plymouth Township through our legal defense fund.
18) Participated in the summer garden tour at the governors residence.
19) Bought three observation hives for members use.
20) Provided a members extractor.
21) Provide an "Open Apiaries" program for the public.
Besides the above list, we provided numerous opportunities to educate
the public, provided educational material, gave away bumper stickers,
and informed the public for the betterment of the bee industry.
Whether your looking to gain knowledge in beekeeping, or willing to get involved and
reach out to the public through one of our many outreach programs, we have a place
for you. We have programs tailored directly towards beekeeper support, public
education, and some just based on getting together and having fun. We have one
of the most active bee programs you will ever find. Attend one or two socials or
programs, or do them all. It's up to you! We welcome everyone, beekeeper and
non-beekeeper alike, to join the PBBA.