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Upcoming Events
Upcoming Events

Bees on Sunflower
🐝 July Colony Management 

1. Check colonies to make sure they are queen right
2. Do mite counts and treat accordingly

3. Join Friday Night Bee Chat to learn more!

The Objectives of the Association

To assist members in the art and science of beekeeping, including sharing effective techniques, coping with problems, meeting challenges, and supporting each other in our efforts;  to educate members about and encourage compliance with laws pertaining to beekeeping, including inspection and suppression of contagious diseases among honey bees; to promulgate information to the public about beekeeping and the valuable role of honey bees in nature and agriculture; to encourage responsible beekeeping.

Monthly Meeting Location
Second Saturday of each month at 9am-11:00am
and on Zoom

Location: ChesLen Nature Preserve
1199 Cannery Road, Coatsville, PA
Also on Zoom. See events calendar for Zoom link

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Apprentice and Mentoring Programs

One of the best ways to learn how best to keep your bees alive is to work with someone who has done it over many seasons.  The CCBA has 2 programs that are available to help you achieve sustainability.

The Apprentice Program FULL

**Requires CCBA membership before enrolling**

If you are a new beekeeper who is thinking about getting bees or who has not been able to overwinter a hive, the apprentice program maybe right for you.  You will be paired up with an experienced beekeeper (teacher) who you will work with at the teacher's apiary twice a month for an entire bee season.  Upon satisfactory completion of the program, the apprentice will get a CCBA nuc the following spring. The cost for this program is $120. Registration is closed.

The Mentoring Program

If you are looking for some intermittent advice from an experienced beekeeper, the mentoring program maybe right for you.  Have someone who will answer your questions or may stop out at your apiary to see what is going on.  This program does not have a cost and there is no incentives from the CCBA for participation.

Walt Talunas is the lead of both the apprentice and the mentoring programs. If you are interested in being either an apprentice or teacher in the apprentice program or mentor or mentee in the mentoring program please contact Walt.

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