The date has been set for the Western Pennsylvania Beekeeping Seminar--February 15-16, 2008.

Blue Sky Bee Supply will be there and we will be happy to bring your advanced orders to save you on tax and shipping. We will match any published price on in-stock honey bottles--stock up now before prices go up in Feb! You want an extractor without shipping? We got you covered--hobby, 9 frame, 18 frame--you name it we'll bring it (preorder by 1/28). Email us and we'll haul it for free to the meeting! We sell everything you see in catalogs. If we don't have it--you don't need it!

Western PA Beekeeping Seminar

Friday, February 15, 2008 - 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday, February 16, 2008 - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Penn State Beaver Campus
100 University Drive, Monaca PA 15061


Registration deadline: February 8, 2008
Late registrations may be accepted but
will not be guaranteed an information packet or lunch.

~ Registration Fees ~
(includes all workshops, lunch, and information packet*)

Participant: $30.00*
Participants' Spouse/Guest: $20.00*
Youth 18 and Under: $10.00*

*Only those paying the full $30.00 fee will receive an information packet.

CLICK HERE for a registration brochure.

Payment by check/money order only. Checks returned for insufficient funds will be charged a $25.00 service fee plus any bank fees.

~ Friday, February 15 ~

4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Meet the Speakers Roundtable

(snack/dinner break on your own between sessions)

7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
The State of Beekeeping
Dr. Diana Cox-Foster
Dr. Larry Connors
Randy Oliver
Dave Miska
Dennis van Engelsdorp

~ Saturday, February 16 ~

Morning Workshops
All participants attend all morning sessions.

Welcome - Jon Laughner - Interim County Extension Director, Beaver County

New Challenges in Beekeeping - Dennis van Engelsdorp, PA Dept of Agriculture

Colony Collapse Disorder - Dr. Diana Cox-Foster, Penn State University

Bee Management - Dr. Larry Connors, Wicwas Press

Bee Nutrition - Dave Miska, Miska Honey Farm, Groveland, FL

A Fresh Look at Beekeeping - Randy Oliver, Peardale, CA

Afternoon Workshops
Participants will chose one workshop from each of the three time slots below.

1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

A) Management is the Key
Randy Oliver
B) Raising and Selecting Queens
Dr. Larry Connors
C) Working with Beeswax
Bob Travis
D) Nectar Plants and Wildflowers
Jim Bobb

2:15 - 3:15 p.m.

E) Queen Selection and Other Considerations
Dave Miska
F) Beeswax, Hand Cream, Crafts, Ornaments
Paul Bagnall & Joe Koveleski
G) Bee Diseases and Pests
Dr. Diana Cox-Foster & Dennis van Engelsdorp
H) SARE Research, Creative Management
Craig Cella, Central PA Bee Inspector

3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

I) Queen Selection and Other Considerations
Dave Miska (repeat of Workshop E)
J) Management is the Key
Randy Oliver (repeat of Workshop A)
K) Practical Management for New Beekeepers
Dr. Larry Connors
L) Tips to Gourmet Cooking "With Honey"
Christina Newman, Pittsburgh PA