Starting this year, and have found a lot of help from the Philadelphia Beekeepers Guild which formed just a couple of years ago. There are other groups in counties outside the city.
I've spent all morning looking through the BeeSource forum -- great resource! -- and I'm thinking of starting a group/forum here for beekeepers in the area.
Modern beekeeping began in Philadelphia -- Langstroth was here, though I guess he moved out to Ohio later -- and it seems odd that there's no old-time guild or association still kicking around. We were wondering about that at the last guild meeting. Any ideas how we might find out what there was here in past decades? Old directories? journals? Anyone know, off the cuff?