PennApic 2012 Spring Workshop

Free To Attend!

 

The spring workshop offers a unique program to educate beekeepers, provides seeds for habitat programs, allows the public to purchase local raw honey, entertains and educates with a public veiwing of a bee movie highlighting the bee industry, as well as provide ample opportunity for socializing. We will also have a "Birds of Prey" presentation. Whether you are an established beekeeper or just starting out, a gardener, or just love the outdoors, this is the place to be on March 24th. We hope to see you there!

 

 

MARCH 24, 2012

 

Franklintown Community Firehouse

107 Baltimore Rd. Franklintown Pa, 17323

8:00 am. till 5:00pm. 

 

 

 

Tentative Program as follows:

 

The PennApic spring workshop is open to the public. It is focused on potential new and beginner beekeepers. PennApic members also include those who keep mason bees, are avid gardeners, and nature loving folks.        

 

 

8:00 - 12:00 Beginner Beekeeping Workshop Program

Beginner program will include equipment displays, observation hive, products of the hive demonstations, alternative beekeeping, mason bee demonstration, and ample time to ask questions and gain knowledge from experienced beekeepers. A childrens activity program will also be offered. Two vendors will have equipment available for puchase. An observation hive will be given as a door prize. This is the place to rub elbows, ask questions, and get the one on one chat time with experienced beekeepers.

 

*** Balm making workshop.

 

*** Hand dipped candle table.  

 

*** PennApic will have local honey for sale.

 

*** Honey tasting table.

 

11:00 - 11:30 Youth in Beekeeping Awards.

 

11:30 - 12:00 PennApic Board Meeting/Elections

 

1:00 -  2:00 We will be having "Birds of Prey" presentation. A great treat for the whole family. See a Great Horned Owl, Red Tail Hawk, and an American Kestrel.

 

2:30 - 4:00 The movie presentation "Queen of the Sun". This movie highlights the bee industry, the recent problems with honey bees (CCD) and some of the issues impacting the environment. A must see for all! 

 

1:00 - 4:00 Alternative Program for beekeepers -  Outdoor Advance Beekeeping Program. (Weather permitting)

 

4:00 - 5:00 Door prizes, and round table discussion.

   

 

 

All attendees are asked to make plans to spend the entire day if possible. The firehouse has a fully equiped kitchen facility. Lunch will be a la carte. (pay as you go)

 

Program subject to change.

 

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