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 31, 2014

National Honey Bee Day 2012 theme selection contest ends.


March 29, 2014

Spring Workshop

Franklintown Community Firehouse

30 East Canal St. Dover Pa. 17315

Open to the public. From 8 am to 5 pm. Morning beginner instruction with experienced beekeepers, vendors, and everything you need to get into beekeeping. Workshop series focused on beehive products and alternative types of beekeeping. 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 2014, please RSVP. (Click here) The workshop is free, but we want to plan accordingly. Thank you. Click here for tentative schedule.


April 2014 WetLands Festival at Wildwood Park, Harrisburg, Pa. PennApic will be participating with bee demonstrations and a information booth. Details of the festivl can be found at www.wildwoodlake.org



July 2014

PennApic Summer Picnic 

Fun & games for the whole family. Nature walks and open bee yards await you. Enjoy the largest state wide bee picnic held each year in Pennsylvania. Details and program will be added as date nears. 



August 10, 2014 - "Second Sunday" at the Governor's Residence. Program from 1-4 pm. Open to the public. This years focus is based on everything "environmental" that you might find in your backyard, from native plant species to insects. PennApic will have bee booth.


August 16, 2014

National Honey Bee Day


October 2014

Kings Gap State Park Fall Festival



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:
107 Baltimore Rd
Franklintown Pa. 17323
3121 Old Philadelphia Pike
Bird-in-Hand Pa. 17505
930 Pinetown Rd.
Lewisberry Pa. 17339
1105 Sherwood Dr.
Carlisle Pa. 17013

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