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L.V.B.A. - 2014  Calendar

 

2014 LVBA Event Schedule - as of 1/4/14

Date     

Time

Event

Location

Jan 18

1-3 PM

Informational meeting for LVBA “Introduction to Beekeeping” Class

Lehigh County Ag Center

4184 Dorney Park Road

Allentown, PA 18104-5798

Jan 23

7-9 PM

Monthly Meeting – Marshall Slotterbach speaking about Top Bar Hive Management

Lehigh County Ag Center

4184 Dorney Park Road

Allentown, PA 18104-5798

Feb 5

7-9:30 PM

Class #1 – Introduction to Beekeeping

Lehigh Carbon Community College – Room TBA

Schnecksville, PA

Feb 19

7-9:30 PM

Class #2 – Introduction to Beekeeping

Lehigh Carbon Community College

Feb 20

7-9 PM

Monthly Meeting – Starting/Boosting Beehives in spring + Beekeeping Hardware Swap Meet

Seipstown Grange

8501 Claussville Rd,

Fogelsville, PA 18051

Mar 1

1-3 PM

Club Apiary Outing (weather permitting)

Not held - too cold...

LVBA Apiary at LCCC

Mar 5

7-9:30 PM

Class #3 – Introduction to Beekeeping

Lehigh Carbon Community College

Mar 19

7-9:30 PM

Class #4 – Introduction to Beekeeping

Lehigh Carbon Community College

Mar 20

7-9 PM

Monthly Meeting – Panel Discussion – General Beekeeping questions

Lehigh County Ag Center

Sun, April 6 

1-3 PM

"Introduction to Beekeeping" Class outing to LVBA Apiary.  

LVBA Apiary at LCCC

April 5

1-3 PM

Club Apiary Outing (weather permitting)

LVBA Apiary at LCCC

April 13

11 AM-2 PM

Package Bee delivery and “hiving” demonstrations

LVBA Apiary at LCCC

April 17

7-9 PM

Monthly Meeting – Panel Presentation – New Hive start-up

Lehigh County Ag Center

May 3

1-3 PM

Club Apiary Outing (weather permitting)

LVBA Apiary at LCCC

May 15

7-9 PM

Monthly Meeting – Steve Finke – Cloake-Board Queen Rearing

Lehigh County Ag Center

June 7

9-11 AM

Club Apiary Outing (weather permitting)

LVBA Apiary at LCCC

June 19

7-9 PM

Monthly Meeting – Introduction to CSA’s – Guest Speaker

Lehigh County Ag Center

July 5

9-11 AM

Club Apiary Outing (weather permitting)

LVBA Apiary at LCCC

July 17

5:30-8 PM

Club Picnic and plant swap.  The club will provide the main entree's (hotdogs and cheese burgers, maybe chicken) and drinks, club members should bring a side dish or dessert.  Alcohol (beer, wine, or mead) is BYOB.  Bring a bee friendly plant or other item to exchange.  Also bring lawn chairs in case the seating is limited.

Louis M. Moore Park, Bethlehem - official.  Map to the park is here.

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Aug 2 9th

9-11 AM  (harvest), 11-2-ish extracting

Note date change -

Club Apiary Outing and Honey Harvest (weather permitting).  We'll be at the apiary from 9-10:30-ish, then at Steve Finke's house from 11-2-ish doing the extracting.

LVBA Apiary at LCCC and Steve Finke's house for extraction.  See map...25 Dunkels Church Rd.
Kutztown, PA 19530
Click the map to open an interactive map in a new window.

Aug 16

11-4 PM

National Honey Bee Awareness Day Event – Demonstrations and information sharing

Pool Wildlife Sanctuary

3701 Orchid Place

Emmaus, PA 18049

Aug 21

7-9 PM

Monthly Meeting – Black Bears and Bees – PA Game Commission WCO (TBD)

Lehigh Gap Nature Center

8844 Paint Mill Rd,

Slatington, PA 18080

Sept 6

9-11 AM

Club Apiary Outing (weather permitting)

LVBA Apiary at LCCC

Sept 18

7-9 PM

Monthly Meeting – Movie Night – showing of “More than Honey” – panel discussion

Kutztown University (Room TBA)

Oct 4

1-3 PM

Club Apiary Outing (weather permitting)

LVBA Apiary at LCCC

Oct 17

6-9 PM

LVBA Annual Banquet – Raffle drawings, Silent Auction

Fullerton Fire Company

851 2nd St,

Whitehall, PA 18052

Nov 15

1-3 PM

Club Apiary Outing (weather permitting)

LVBA Apiary at LCCC

Nov 20

7-9 PM

Monthly Meeting – Solar Wax Melters

Lehigh County Ag Center