Welcome to Berks and Schuylkill Beekeepers' Association

We want to welcome anyone who wants to learn about bees. There has been a greater awareness of the plight of honeybees and the need for the firm action to be taken to prevent their decline. Berks and Schuylkill Beekeepers' Association is working in our local area to have the same focus as the rest of the world and we are trying to care for the health and sustainability of bees in our local area. The bee decline is of concern to everyone as it should be. The colony environment is vital for the survival of the bees. There are many different factors to contribute to the health of the bees. Berks and Schuylkill Beekeepers' Association welcomes you and there is an incredible amount of information here. Stay a while and learn what you can today! We welcome you back again and again. We will update the site as needed with new information and keep you up to date on any new research or documentation out there. Our blog will focus on topics in the news today!

Apiary Registration

Pennsylvania State Law requires every Beekeeper in the Commonwealth be registered.  The registration costs $10.00 for a two year period and covers all apiaries and hives owned by the individual.  It is critically important the state keep track of all beehives or apiaries in the PA area to assure the health of the bees.

Bee Crisis

For some time now, there has been for greater awareness of the plight of honeybees the need for action, to prevent the decline of them.  At present honeybees around the world are dying and answers are not completely definitive.

Bee Hive Inspections

The current Bee Law, passed in 1994, was a collaborative effort between the Pennsylvania State Beekeepers Association and the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Plant Industry.   The cost of registration is $10 for two calendar years.

About Us

Our members represent all levels of beekeeping expertise.  We welcome new Beekeepers to join us and benefit from the wealth of experience and knowledge represented by our members.  Many of our members operate large scale apiaries both private and commercial; others are novice or beginners but we can all learn together.

Beekeepers Blog

To provide information from both the local area and from around the world! Provide information to help new beekeepers' learn how to get started and provide a resource for information.

Wild Hives!

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Different Hive Styles Across the World!

Different Hive Styles Across the World! Bamboo Bee Habi

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WORLD BEE DAY INITIATIVE 2017

WORLD BEE DAY INITIATIVE Download Flier: World Bee Day

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World Bee Day 2016

Portable apiary in Slovenia. (Photo by David Miksa) May

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Bee Venom Cures HIV!

Bee Venom Cures HIV! Scientists have recently found th

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Bee Flight Pattern Studied!

Bee Flight Pattern Studied! There is a new study to sug

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Berks and Schuylkill Beekeeper's Association - Bees on Turtlehead flower to help with parasite issues.

Bees Use Medicinal Flowers In the Field!

New research shows infected bees of parasite issues see

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Berks and Schuylkill Beekeepers Association - Dead bee from Colony Collapse pollen covering his whole body

Appeals Court – Worried About Bees!

A federal appeals court Thursday blocked the use of a p

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Berks and Schuylkill Beekeepers Association - Beekeeper checking a frame of the hive

Beekeeping, Helps Former Inmates!

Beekeeping, Helps Former Inmates! Beekeeping, Helps For

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Berks and Schuylkill Beekeepers Association - New honey extraction method

New, Easy Method of Honey Extraction From the Hive!

Amazing Invention – Flow- Honey on Tap Directly F

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Berks and Schuylkill Beekeepers Association - Bee jar with honey spoon, comb and beebread

Benefits of Honey!

Benefits of honey have been seen for centuries, honey h

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Restaurants Rooftop Beehives!

Beekeeping is becoming more common place with many rest

08 Aug 15 Cath
Berks and Schuylkill Beekeepers Association - Bee getting the nectar and pollen from some white flowers

Africanized Honeybees! Recent Hospitalizations – Arizona!

Currently, in recent weeks, some areas in Arizona have

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Berks and Schuylkill Beekeepers Association - Photo of the natural vaccination of a queen's the her bee offspring

Queen Bees Create Vaccines for Their Young!

Photo Credit: Sabine Deviche Photo Queen Bees Create Va

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Berks and Schuylkill Beekeepers Association - World Bee Day by Slovenian Beekeepers' Association

World Bee Day!

World Bee Day 2015! How great would a “World Bee

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Bees & Pesticides – Neonicotinoids!

The increase of “Colony Collapse Disorder”

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General Information – Honeybees!

Honeybees have long provided humans with honey, bee ven

04 Aug 15 Cath

Construction Worker Dies From Bee Sting – Endangered Bees!

Workers grading a site for a parking lot hit an undergr

04 Aug 15 Cath
Berks and Schuylkill Beekeepers Association - Bees on the wing of an airplane

Bees Giving a Flight Grief! Endangered Honeybees!

Bees Giving a Flight Grief! Endangered Honeybees! There

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Berks and Schuylkill Beekeepers Association - Farmer in the field

Silence In Fields!

Silence In Fields! Farmers report there is quiet silenc

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Bees At Airports!

The practice of maintaining beehives on airport propert

22 Jul 15 Cath

Allentown Municipal Golf Course – Bee Friendly!

Adjacent to the fifteenth green at Allentown Municipal

22 Jul 15 Cath
Berks and Schuylkill Beekeepers Association - Bees on the wing of an airplane

Bees Delay Flight!

A Delta flight departing Pittsburgh International Airpo

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Berks and Schuylkill Beekeepers Association - Two pieces of honeycomb with dripping honey

Welcome To Beekeeper’s Blog!

  Welcome to the Berks and  Schuylkill Beekeeper&

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Honeybees Are Important to You!

Many people think of honeybees simply as a summertime n

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