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
August 9, 2017 - MCBA Regular Monthly Meeting
Location - Kettle Creek Environmental Center, 8050 Running Valley Rd
Time: 7-9 PM
All are welcome
Saturday 12 August 2017 - MCBA Apiary Outing - 10-11am
Monroe County Conservation District
8050 Running Valley Road, Stroudsburg, PA 18360
Saturday 19 August 2017 - National Honey Bee Day
Sunday 20 August - Saturday 26 August 2017 - West End Fair - gates open at noon
West End Fairgrounds
Route 209, Gilbert, PA 18331
Tuesday 15 August - Saturday 19 August 2017 - Blue Valley Farm Show
Blue Valley Farm Complex
707 American Bangor Rd, Bangor, PA 18013
Check out this link!
Week by week guideline for managing your new package of bees
Honey Recipe of the Month
HONEY STRAWBERRY LEMONADE POPSICLES
YIELD: Makes 8-10
Place all ingredients except the 1/2 cup diced strawberries in a blender and mix on high until the strawberries are completely incorporated, about 1 minute. Divide the diced strawberries between the popsicle molds and carefully pour the strawberry lemonade mixture to the top of each mold. Insert the popsicle sticks in each mold and freeze until the popsicles are completely frozen.
Tip: Run warm water over the molds for just a moment for easy popsicle removal.
Click here for the recipe
The Annual MCBA Picnic
It was a perfect Saturday afternoon for an outside gathering! Bob and Eileen Early welcomed everyone to their residence, and it was enjoyed by club members for the annual club picnic. Frank Williamson took some time to inspect one of the Early’s five hives. He pointed out the queen, took a moment to mark her for them, and went through the supers. Questions were asked along the way. The food was great, and the camaraderie was even better! Thank you Bob and Eileen for such a great day!
Did you visit the Brodhead Watershed Native Plant Sale ?
Use native plants in your landscape, and you’ll reap a variety of rewards. Math the right plants to your ecosystem and even a novice gardener will be enormously successful. That’s because it’s a perfect species for that habitat, and it will flourish on its own. Sustainable landscapes are much less expensive to maintain. You’ll need far less water, no fertilizers, no imported soils. Swap lawns for fields of ferns and mosses and you’ll reduce storm water runoff and improve groundwater supplies. It’s possible to create stunning landscapes, especially in wooded areas. You’re an active participant in the health of the planet. Your backyard landscape is an important part of the larger neighborhood ecosystem and much more than home decoration. It’s a habitat for all kinds of life that helps maintain nature’s food chains. Because there are so many different kinds of ecosystems in the Poconos, your landscape will be unique and personal. You can use a very large array of herbaceous and woody perennials to create refuge spaces to relax and surround yourself with nature. You can have a "wild" or a "manicured" look (or something in between) to suit your taste with the same set of plants, and still make a big difference in the conservation sense. You’ll discover the fascinating mosaic of nature in all its forms, for all the plants and animals interact with each other and each other and each has a critical role to play. This year’s Native Plant sale was held at the Tannersville Fire Company and it seemed very well attended. There were Master Gardeners on hand to help steer those of use “yellow thumbs” in the right direction.