Bee Clubs and Associations

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Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania State Beekeepers Association 


 PSBA mission of supporting beekeepers, advocating for research and educating the public has continued for 110 years. Our association is made up of beekeepers from beginners to commercial beekeepers and honey packers all across the 67 counties of this great state. One of our primary interests is the promotion of scientific study of honeybees and honey production. We are constantly on the watch to review proposed legislation that may effect apiculture or honey production in Pennsylvania.The Pa State Beekeepers Association strives to promote fellowship between beekeepers and County Beekeeping Associations. PSBA is an active partner with Penn State University and the Pa Department of Agriculture. Together we aim to solve problems and foster in the minds of the public a true appreciation of the economic and ecological importance of the honeybee.


President: Stephen Repasky
Contact: President@pastatebeekeepers.org

 (412) 445-7872
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Allegheny Mountain Beekeepers Association (A.M.B.A.)


AMBA is located in Cumberland, Maryland. We have 46 active members from Maryland, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Our members come from all walks of life and our ages range from 35-75.

Contact:  cooper5@hereintown.net



Beaver Valley Area Beekeepers Association


BVABA brings together beekeepers of all experience levels throughout Southwestern Pennsylvania. We welcome anyone interested in honeybees.

President: John G. Yakim

Contact:  jyakim@aol.com

(412) 576-3062

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Beekeepers of Armstrong, Butler, Clarion and Indiana.


Serving Armstrong, Indiana, Butler and Clarion Counties. Our meetings are held the 4th Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m at Manor Twp. Municipal Building 306 Byron St. McGrann, Pa. 

President: Dan Lynch

Secretary: Anita Lynch

Contact: danita@windstream.net

(724) 545-6720 

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Beekeepers of Susquehanna Valley


Serving Columbia, Lycoming, Montour, Northumberland, Snyder, Schuylkill, and Union Counties.

President: Eric Smith

Secretary: Brenda Aucker

Contact: info@thebeeyard.org

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Berks & Schuylkill Counties Beekeepers Association


Serving Berks, Lebanon, Schuylkill, Montgomery Counties

President: Bill Clements / Allen Shaeffer

Contact: info@berksandschuylkillbeekeepers.org

(484) 651-9405

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Bucks County Beekeepers Association


Serving Bucks and Montgomery Counties.

Our primary goals: to promote beekeeping and to share our experience.

President: Kate Steck

Contact: info@bucksbeekeepers.com

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Burgh Bees


Serving the Pittsburgh area

President: Steve Repasky

Contact: srepasky@gmail.com

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2 Cs and a Bee Beekeepers' Association 


Encompassing Blair, Cambria, and Clearfield counties and including beekeepers from around the state and region who share our common goals: the advancement and improvement of the beekeeping industry and the state inspection, the eradication of diseases in all apiaries, the disbursement of knowledge regarding the value of the honey bee as a pollinating agent and the value of the honey as a food.

President: Bernie Svidergol

Secretary: Helen Evans

Contact: secretary@ccbee.org

(814) 472-7637

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Capital Area Beekeepers Association


Serving Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Lebanon, Perry, York Counties

President: Gary Carns

Secretary: Deborah Buckfelder

Contact: homers3@comcast.net

(717) 215-9934

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Central Counties Beekeepers Association


Serving Huntingdon, Fulton, and Mifflin Counties

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info@centralcountiesbeekeepers.org

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Central Western PA Beekeepers Association


Serving Lawrence, Butler, and Mercer Counties

President: Barry Leicher

Contact: Leicherfarm@zoominternet.net



Centre County Beekeepers Association


Serving Centre County and the surrounding area

Co-Presidents:Dee Bagshaw and Nellie Bhattaria

Contact: centrecountybeekeepers@gmail.com

(814) 571-9253

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Chester County Beekeepers Association (CCBA)


CCBA aims to: Assist members in the art and science of beekeeping, including sharing effective techniques, coping with problems and challenges, and supporting each other in our efforts. Promulgate information to the public about the valuable role of honey bees in nature and agriculture. Encourage more people to become involved in beekeeping.

President: Keith Jardine

Secretary: Dan Borkoski

Contact: keith.jardine@sap.com

www.chescobees.org

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Country Barn Farm Bee Club


Country Barn Farm Bee Club brings together beekeepers of all experience levels together to share information and fellowship. Meetings first Thursday of each month, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Cooper-Siegel Community Library

403 Fox Chapel Road

Pittsburgh, PA 15238 

President: Joe Zgurzynski

Contact: joe@countrybarnfarm.com

(412) 225-0930

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Franklin County Beekeepers Association


Serving Franklin, Fulton, Adams, Cumberland, Washington(MD) Counties

President: Ms. Randy King

Contact:rking@kingslandgallery.com

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Harriton House Beekeepers Association


Serving Montgomery, Delaware Counties

Contact: info@harritonhouse.org



Jefferson County Area Beekeepers Association


Serving Jefferson and surrounding counties, Clarion, possibly Forest.

The purpose and function of the association is the promotion of the interest in honeybees and beekeeping throughout Jefferson County and the surrounding counties by such means as 

Encourage and promote the best management practices in beekeeping

Encourage and promote the use of research-based information

Conduct meeting and /or programs to enhance and promote beekeeping as funding permits

President: Jerry Stormer

Secretary: Makaila

Contact: mickodemis@gmail.com

(814) 856-2399

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Lancaster County Beekeepers Society


Serving Lancaster County.

The objectives of the Lancaster County County Honey Producers are to gain a better understanding of honeybee biology and behavior, provide public awareness and services, and to promote honey and other products of the hive. 

President: Matthew Libhart

Secretary:Steve Houser

Contact: president@lancasterbeekeepers.org

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Lackawanna Backyard Beekeepers 


Serving (but not limited to) Lackawanna County. Mission: To foster interest in backyard beekeeping and provide a forum for discussion among local beekeepers. Free and open to the public. Meetings are held at Abington Community Library, 1200 West Grove Street, Clarks Summit, Pa. 18411 (570-587-3440) in the Ryon Room, at 6:30 pm on the second Thursday of the month. Date may change, if library has a conflict. Please check the Facebook Page or contact us or phone to confirm the date. 

Co-leaders: 

Renee Czubowicz, Dr Maggie Miller

Contact: 

lackawannacountybackyardbeekeepers@gmail.com

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Lehigh Valley Beekeepers Association


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.

Serving Berks, Bucks, Carbon, Lehigh, Montgomery, Northampton, Schuylkill Counties

President: Paul Snellen

Secretary: Ann Wertman

Contact:pwright@paulwrightroofing.com

(610) 770-3979

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Luzerne County Beekeepers Association 


Serving Luzerne county and surrounding areas. Meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month from January until November. Meetings from September to April held at Rice Township Municipal Building, 3000 Church Road, Mountain Top, PA, at 7 pm. If you have honeybees or are just interested in honeybees, you are welcome to attend. Summer meetings have been held at some of our members bee yards and have been a help to all.

Contact: hkeiner@pa.metrocast.net

(570) 417-3262

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Lycoming County Beekeepers Association


Serving Lycoming, Clinton, Sullivan, Tioga, Union, Moutour Counties

Contact: dandj70@verizon.net

(570) 435-0445



Monroe County Beekeepers Association


Serving Monroe, Northhampton, Carbon, Lehigh County Counties. Located in the beautiful Pocono Mountains of Northeastern Pennsylvania, the Monroe County Beekeepers Association is an organization whose members share common interests, concerns and camaraderie in beekeeping. MCBA provides a forum whereby members have learned beekeeping skills since 1977. Continuing education in beekeeping is promoted through mentoring and guest speakers/demonstrations at monthly meetings. The Monroe County Beekeepers Association is dedicated to keeping its members informed of current beekeeping trends and assists its members to achieve high levels of confidence, skill and quality in bee management techniques.

President: Frank Williamson

Contact: fjlicata@yahoo.com

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Montgomery County (Pa.) Beekeepers' Association (MCBA)


Serving Montgomery and Bucks County Pennsylvania, the MCBA is an association of hobbyist and professional beekeepers. Our mission is to provide education, hands-on training, support, and fellowship in all aspects of beekeeping. Both experienced beekeepers and novices participate in our monthly meetings, field trips, and social events.

President: Dan Boylan

Vice President: Brian Marcy

Contact: montcobee@yahoo.com

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North Central PA Beekeepers Association


Serving McKean, Potter, Tioga, Elk, and Cameron counties. 

President: John Bradley 

Contact: northcentralpabeekeepersassoc@gmail.com

(814) 697-7586

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Northeastern PA Beekeepers Association


Serving Pike, Wayne, Monroe, Lackawana, Luzerne and Wyoming counties. 

Contact: purepahoney@gmail.com



Northwestern PA Beekeepers Association


Open to serve the counties of Warren, Erie, Crawford, Mercer and Venango. The mission of our association is to foster the promotion, education and virtues of beekeeping. 

President: Charlie Vorisek

Secretary: Peggy Bell

Contact: vbeefarm@windstream.net

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Philadelphia Beekeepers Guild


Serving the Philadelphia area

President:David Harrod

Contact: info@phillybeekeepers.org

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Susquehanna Beekeepers Association


Serving Bradford, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Susquehanna, Wyoming Counties

We are a group of people interested in promoting and learning about honey bees. Our members include commercial, sideline and hobby beekeepers, and interested people who are not beekeepers. We meet to learn more about bees and beekeeping from guest speakers, local experienced beekeepers, and field days which are open to anyone interested in hands-on experience. We publish an educational newsletter and we have a teaching booth at the Harford Fair. Several members visit most of the schools in our area once each year to teach children about bees and beekeeping. Other members speak to adult groups and some have been volunteers sent to foreign countries to help beekeepers and to learn from them. We have an education fund, invested with the Community Foundation of Susquehanna and Wyoming Counties, designed to help young people who want to become beekeepers or study entomology.

President: Dave Taylor

Secretary: Rae-An Marsland & Lynnie Anderson

Contact: www.susquehannabeekeeping.com/#!contact: 570) 378-3728

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Washington County Beekeepers Association


Serving Washington County

President: Perry Arlia

Contact: parlia@att.net 

(724) 225-3701

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Wayne County Beekeepers Association

Serving Wayne County

President: Larry Knack

Contact: DeaconLFK@hotmail.com

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Westmoreland County Beekeepers Association


Serving Westmoreland County

President: Burl Knupp

Contact: knuppcrane@hotmail.com

(724) 493-0843

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York County Beekeepers' Association


Serving York and Adams Counties.

"Beekeeping that is environmentally correct, economically viable and socially just."

President: Coral Still-Glosser

Secretary: Molly McAuliffe

Contact: www.ycbk.org/contactus.html

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