Welcome to Monroe County Beekeepers Association
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.
2017 DATES TO REMEMBER
July 29, 2017 - MCBA Annual Picnic (no regular meeting)
Location - See emailed newsletter
Contact Kelly Kresge for details. (membership required)
New club members welcome! Check club calendar page for more information.
Check out this link!
Week by week guideline for managing your new package of bees
Honey Recipe of the Month
Strawberry and Honey Sorbet
Serves 2 to 41 pint (16 ounces) strawberries, hulled and quartered
1/4 cup honey
1 tablespoon vodka (or flavored liqueur of choice), optional
Juice from one lemon
INSTRUCTIONSPlace the strawberries in a blender and puree until very smooth. Push the puree through a fine mesh sieve to remove some of the seeds. Whisk in the honey, vodka, and lemon juice. (You want this to be on the sweet side since freezing will dull the flavor.) Cover and chill the mixture.
Once the strawberry mixture is completely chilled, pour into the ice cream maker and freeze according to manufacturer's instructions. Return the sorbet to the freezer for a couple more hours to continue firming up.
Note: the vodka helps lower the freezing point of the sorbet, giving it a softer texture and preventing it from getting too hard.
MCBA Celebrates its 40th year
On Wednesday, May 10th, the Monroe County Beekeepers Association gathered at the Stroud Mansion in Stroudsburg to learn about “Beekeeping, Past and Present”. Guest speakers, Jim Bobb and Vince Aloyo shared their experiences based on many years of beekeeping. Many questions were asked by current club members.
In addition to this presentation, Senator Scavello presented the club with a congratulatory citation. Representative Brown also spoke briefly.
Refreshments were provided by Kitchen Chemistry in Stroudsburg. Club members wore their MCBA T-shirts for the event! Thank you to Vicky Armstrong for organizing the event, and thank you Sonja Rader for capturing the nights’ events in pictures! For videos go to:
Video 1 Video 2
To learn more on bee keeping attend the MCBA club meeting next month and consider joining the club. Membership is just $10/year and members can join in club special events and also receive the monthly newsletter which is filled with news and information for club members only.
Apiary Outings give members hands on experience and information
Sunday April 2, 2017 was a beautiful day out at Frank's new bee yard. Frank provided information for new Beekeepers but also gave experienced Beekeepers a lot of great information too! Today 2 packages were installed. The next visit to the bee yard will be Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 10am. Typically, apiary outings will be the Saturday following our club meeting.