The Lehigh Valley Beekeepers Association organized February, 1921 with thirty-four members present. Back in the day, the membership dues were $1.00 a year. Today we continue to draw those interested in the art of beekeeping. We serve beekeepers from Lehigh, Northampton, Carbon, Berks, Bucks, Monroe, Montgomery & Schuylkill counties. Our membership has grown to over 200, with meetings every month of the year except December.
During the month of July we have our annual summer picnic with a plant exchange where many bee stories are told and much food is consumed. In October we celebrate with our harvest banquet where we enjoy each others friendship and again, much food is consumed. We all share an avid interest in Honey bees and nature. We welcome all who are interested and wish to learn more about the Honey Bee (Apis mellifera).
Our mission is to promote the art and science of beekeeping by assisting our members, with the challenges they encounter, through the sharing of techniques and information and to educate the public of the importance of the Honey bee.
L.V.B.A. Club Apiary
This photo was taken at our club apiary, located in Schnecksville on the campus of LCCC. One of the benefits of "bee-ing" a member in L.V.B.A. is the"hands-on" experience you can have with other members at the apiary.
If you are a "NewBee" and just thinking about starting out or if you just have a curiosity about Honey bees this is the place you can have all of your questions answered.
We meet once monthly at the club apiary. Check the calendar and join us at our next outing!