The 2012 PennApic Spring Workshop was held March 24th

with more than 185 beekeepers in attendance. Below

are pictures from the day's activities.

Pictures were taken by Kenny Point, Don Ritter, and Mike Thomas. 

 

Scott Famous giving a presentation on mason bees and native pollinators.
Joyce Wilder gave opening remarks to a packed room to get the day started.
Joyce Wilder & Kara Smith greeting folks as they arrive for the workshop.
A gum log on display was curious for many.
2012 Youth in Beekeeping essay contest winner - Willoh Robbins. Congratulations Willoh!
Luke Cline with Emily Durrell from the Harrisburg Covenant Christian Academy. PennApic and vendor Irvin Martin donated two hives so the school can start a new pollinator progam.
No beekeeping event would be complete without an observation hive.
On and off showers did not slow down the workshop. And the bees were very calm an gave no stings!
Tristan Saunders and luke Cline handled much of the live bees during the workshop.
Presenter Tracy Alsedek discussing lip balms and lotions with Dawn Toutkaldjian.
Barbara Hughes and Julia Kurtz signing in attendees.
Spring workshop committee chairperson Rosie Behr who did a fantastic job putting the program together.
Anybody want to guess what Keith said to Miki?
John Klapak from Maryland with Ida Thomas.
PennApic board members Joyce Wilder and Tony Miscavige doing their part.
The afternoon program included a "Birds of Prey" presentation. We now know all about "poop and pellets".
Top Bar Hives and alternative beekeeping is always a hot topic with much interest.
Young beekeepers deciding which larvae to taste next.