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L.V.B.A. - 2015 Calendar

 

2015 LVBA Event Schedule - as of 1/3/15

Date     

Time

Event

Location

Jan 15

7-9 PM

Monthly Meeting – Removing Honeybee Colonies from Structures – You can do it with the right equipment – Steve Finke

Lehigh County Ag Center

4184 Dorney Park Road
Allentown, PA 18104-5798

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Jan 17

1-3 PM

Informational meeting for LVBA “Introduction to Beekeeping” Class

Lehigh County Ag Center

4184 Dorney Park Road

Allentown, PA 18104-5798

Feb 4

7-9:30 PM

Class #1 – Introduction to Beekeeping

Lehigh Carbon Community College –Rooms 107/108 in the Alumni Center/Rothrock Library

4525 Education Park Drive
Schnecksville, PA 18078

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Feb 18

7-9:30 PM

Class #2 – Introduction to Beekeeping

Lehigh Carbon Community College

Feb 19

7-9 PM

Monthly Meeting – Green Beekeeping.  Dr. Robyn Underwood, Biology Professor at Kutztown University, will review her work at The Rodale Institute. 

Lehigh County Ag Center

4184 Dorney Park Road

Allentown, PA 18104-5798

Mar 1

1-3 PM

Club Apiary Outing (Postponed or cancelled - we will send an email around if we re-schedule) – We’ll check the hives and begin spring feeding to get them going.

LVBA Apiary at LCCC

See the campus map link here

Mar 4

7-9:30 PM

Class #3 – Introduction to Beekeeping  - Postponed to March 18 class due to weather.

Lehigh Carbon Community College

Mar 18

7-9:30 PM

Class #3 – Introduction to Beekeeping

Lehigh Carbon Community College

Mar 19

7-9 PM

Monthly Meeting – “Show and Tell” and Swap Meet.  Bring your custom-made and unusual beekeeping equipment to show and explain.  Also bring your excess/used equipment to sell.  Buyers, bring your wallets for some great deals on equipment.

Seipstown Grange

8501 Claussville Rd,

Fogelsville, PA 18051

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 Mar 257-9:30 PM Introduction to beekeeping class - #4 of the series. Lehigh Carbon Community College

Mar 28 April 4

1-3 PM

12-2 PM

Introduction to Beekeeping Class outing to LVBA Apiary (weather permitting) – class trip to check out some live hives.

LVBA Apiary at LCCC

April 4

1-3 PM

2-3 PM

Club Apiary Outing (weather permitting) – We will clean up the hives and get supers ready for the spring nectar flow.

LVBA Apiary at LCCC

April 10-11

Friday 6-8 PM, Sat 9-11 AM

Package Bee delivery and “hiving” demonstrations

Friday and Saturday options for picking up your pre-ordered package bees.  Hiving Demonstrations will take place at the club apiary.  Delivery dates may change due to cool spring weather in Georgia.  Watch the web site for change announcements.

Friday at the shop at:

Meadow View Beekeeping, LLC.

25 Dunkels Church Rd,
Kutztown, PA 19530

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Saturday at the club apiary at LCCC.

April 16

7-9 PM

Monthly Meeting – Preventing and capturing Honeybee swarms – Ron Bogansky, LVBA member

Lehigh County Ag Center

May 2

1-3 PM

Club Apiary Outing (weather permitting)

LVBA Apiary at LCCC

May 21

7-9 PM

Monthly Meeting – Nucs and splits in every apiary.  Speaker TBD

Lehigh County Ag Center

Venue changed to the Trexlertown Grange,

1183 Grange Rd, Allentown, Pennsylvania 18106.  See the map on the main page.

June 6

9-11 AM

Club Apiary Outing (weather permitting)

LVBA Apiary at LCCC

June 18

7-9 PM

Monthly Meeting – Getting ready for the harvest and mite treatments – panel presentation

Lehigh County Ag Center

Changed to: July 11th

9-11 AM

Club Apiary Outing (weather permitting)

LVBA Apiary at LCCC

Thurs, July 16

5:30-8 PM

Club Picnic – Everyone is invited.  Club provides drinks and main courses.  Attendees bring a side dish or dessert. 

Lenape Park

6102 King’s Highway South

Zionsville, PA 18092

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Aug 1

9-11 AM

Club Apiary Outing (weather permitting) – Watch us pull the honey harvest from the club hives. 

LVBA Apiary at LCCC

Aug 1

12-3 PM

Club Honey Extraction – Help us extract the club honey from the frames.   If you have a few frames (4-20)of your own honey to extract, bring them along to get it done.

Meadow View Beekeeping, LLC.

25 Dunkels Church Rd,

Kutztown, PA 19530

Aug 20

7-9 PM

Monthly Meeting – Mead tasting at the Colony Meadery (tentative)

Colony Meadery

905 Harrison Street

Allentown, PA 18103

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Aug 22

11-4 PM

National Honey Bee Awareness Day Event – Beekeeping Demonstrations and information sharing.  The PA Honey Queen will be there.  Honey Extraction demonstrations, bottle your own honey to buy right from the hive, Try to find the queen in the observation beehive. 

Pool Wildlife Sanctuary

3701 Orchid Place

Emmaus, PA 18049

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Sept 5

9-11 AM

Club Apiary Outing (weather permitting)

LVBA Apiary at LCCC

Sept 17

7-9 PM

Monthly Meeting – Movie Night – showing of a beekeeping movie (title TBD) – panel discussion

Kutztown University (Room TBA), Kutztown, PA

Oct 3

1-3 PM

Club Apiary Outing (weather permitting)

LVBA Apiary at LCCC

Oct 16

6-9 PM

LVBA Annual Banquet – Great dinner, cash bar, Raffle drawings, Silent Auction

Fullerton Fire Company

851 2nd St,
Whitehall, PA 18052

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Nov 19

7-9 PM

Monthly Meeting – Beekeeping Scale-up.  Hear about what has to change as your colony numbers go up. – Speaker TBD

Lehigh County Ag Center

Nov 21

1-3 PM

Club Apiary Outing (weather permitting) – Help us close up the hives for the winter.  Learn how to do it yourself.

LVBA Apiary at LCCC

Dec 3

7-9 PM

LVBA Exec Meeting – 2016 Schedule development – give us your ideas and thoughts on club activities for 2016.

Lehigh County Ag Center