Welcome to the Berks and Schuylkill Beekeeper’s Association Blog! We are so happy you have joined us here and we hope you will learn a lot about bees and beekeeping. We have many, many experienced Beekeepers who are here to help you learn how to care for your bees and your hives.
A honey bee (or honeybee) is primarily distinguished by the production and storage of honey and the construction of perennial and colonial nests from wax. There are only seven species of honey honeybees recognized with a
total of forty-four subspecies. Honey bees represent only a small fraction of the species. There are about 20,000 – 40,000 known species of bees and honeybees represent a small portion of this group. Some other types of related bees produce and store honey but only members of the genus Apis are true honeybees. Apiology is the study of honey bees.
Our site will educate you about honeybees, Beekeepers, inspections, honey bee enemies and local/worldwide information. We continually work towards the interest of all Beekeepers, large or small and those associated with the safety of bees ensure the future of the honeybee. Our members share a common interest to work toward better education and providing information for all segments of the industry in the hope of increasing our chances for survival. We are happy for you to stay and take a look around.