These are the official functions and special dates of the PBBA.

These are the upcoming dates at this time. Additional information on each event will be added as details and arrangements are made.


January 28, 2018

Yearly Board Meeting. Please RSVP. Open to all PennApic members and those wanting to get involved

Location: 696 Potts Hill Rd. Lewisberry, Pa. 17339

email to RSVP at mikenida@ptd.net


Jan National Honey Bee Day 2018 theme selection contest ends.


March 10, 2018

Spring Workshop

Dover Union Fire House

30 E. Canal St. Dover, Pa. 17315

Open to the public. From Noon to 4pm. 

The afternoon will offer a outdoor program working bees if weather permits. Additional details to follow. If you are attending with the idea that you want to start beekeeping in 2017, please RSVP. (Click here) The workshop is free, but we want to plan accordingly. Thank you. Click here for tentative schedule.

May 23rd. Earth Day celebration at the Governor's Residence in Harrisburg. Grounds open to the public from 10am till Noon. PennApic will be setting up a table with bee demonstrations. 

June - (Date Pending) PennApic Open Hives Program at the PennApic apiary in Harrisburg. Visit and enjoy a morning at the new apiary on the Dept. of Ag. grounds in Harrisburg.  

June 23rd Evening Among Friends at Sherri Cooper and Cy Whitson's home and apiary. A full evening of demonstrations and bee related talks are planned. They have a very unique garden with solitary bees, honey bees, and more!

July - Evening Among Friends Program at Kenny Point's home and apiary.

July - Open Hives Program

August 12th. The 2nd Sunday program at the Governor's residence..  

August 18th 

PennApic Summer Picnic & National Honey Bee Day celebration. 

An apiary tour and beginner beekeeper program from 9am till 11am. Picnic to follow from 11am till 2pm.

Bring your bee questions and concerns.

Location: 180 Century Lane, Dillsburg. Pa 17019

Please bring a dish to share.

There will be kids activities while the bee program is being held.


September 8th - Evening Among Friends Program with Randy Tyler and Merry Wind.       .

October - (Date pending) Honey Tasting and Bon-fire ho-down!

PennApic donated three basswood trees to Gifford Pinchot State Park as part of the 2012 National Honey Bee Day festivities. Randall Phelps(l) Mike Thomas & Luke Cline(r).
Helping other beekeepers, no matter the conditions and circumstances, the PBBA!



PBBA Members: (From the Pres.) If you have any

ideas for a social gathering, an interesting place

to visit, or a workshop with a topic you would

like to focus on, please let us know about it.

The goal of our event's program is to provide "social" type programs, where ideas are exchanged, topics

of interest are presented, and we all have a great

time. While we will have a guest speaker from time

to time, we want to direct the majority of our funds

directly back to beekeeper support and assistance,

and into other areas such as the learning centers

program and expansion of the bee industry. Paying

a $600 fee for an hours worth of time for one

speaker, may be better spent on the members

through various other support opportunities.


If I could, we would have a pig roast each month

and a four hour evening social discussing bees

with everyone. At least that would get my vote. But

there are too many various programs for all of us to

enjoy. So let us know if you have any ideas. And

who will have that first pig roast.......

"An Evening Among Friends" Program

This program allows the PBBA to have socials

based on interesting topics and expertise from

the members themselves. We have many

interesting individuals, that have vast

experiences with nature, gardening, farming,

unusual bee operations, etc. Our goal is to

offer mini-socials throughout the summer

beyond our major event programs, to bring

together beekeepers to enjoy these wide

ranging topics of opportunity.





Below are the directions and map to the PBBA scheduled events. Click on the address for the appropriate event.

Get Directions To:
3940 Linglestown Rd.
Harrisburg Pa 17110