2019 Burgh Bees Membership Banquet

This year’s event will be at the same location as last year, the American Serbian Club Pittsburgh, near the South Side Works. Come join your fellow beekeepers for an evening of interesting conversation, great food, and fabulous prizes. Time and Date: 6:30 PM on Friday, November 8th Cost: $10 per person for Burgh Bees Members Purchase your tickets here - http://burghbees.org/product/burgh-bees-2019-annual-membership-banquet-reservation/ Location: American Serbian Club 2524 Sarah St Pittsburgh PA 15203 Schedule: 6:30 – Doors open 7:00 – Dinner 8:00 – Membership Meeting and Officer Elections 8:30 – Raffle baskets The Dinner will be catered by https://sprezzaturapgh.com/ and feature the locally sourced items for the meal. Menu Includes: *Vegetable lasagna, layered with roasted eggplant, mushrooms/onion, spinach and ricotta, roasted peppers, zucchini, and cheeses with marinara sauce. *Roasted butternut squash in olive oil and local herbs (vegan) *Vegan/vegetarian antipasti platter: grape leaves, local cheeses, roasted sweet baby peppers, flatbreads, etc. *Greens salad with apples and fennel in a homemade Dijon vinaigrette *BreadWorks rolls with butter and apple butter *Dessert featuring local honey *Additional dessert table items: cookies, brownies, pumpkin bread, gluten free lemon ricotta cheesecake, basic fruit *Non-alcoholic seltzer with cucumber and lemon, coffee and herbal tea. Please consider donating an item/basket to raffle. It does not need to be bee related. If you are donating an item please contact Christy Diehl at [email protected] with a description of your item or basket. Volunteers are needed to help with the banquet. We need help with set up, sign in table, selling raffle tickets, and clean up. Email [email protected] if you want to volunteer. Online registration is open! If you have not renewed your membership for 2020, please do it now or when you register for the banquet.

By |October 2nd, 2017|Comments Off on 2019 Burgh Bees Membership Banquet

PSBA Annual Picnic and Queen Swap

The PSBA summer picnic will be held Saturday, July 22 at Fisher Bee Farm, located at 1 Queen Bee Lane, McVeytown. (The same location as the picnic was held last year). The event will be sponsored by the Philadelphia Beekeepers Guild. Main course and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided. Guests are asked to bring a side dish and dessert to share. Also, please bring a lawn chair. This is an alcohol friendly event and BYOB. The sponsor will also provide plating, cutlery and napkins. The location is right beside a nice creek that anyone is allowed to play in. They also have a small zoo for anyone wishing to see live animals. The only organized activity is breaking bread with fellow beekeepers. The Executive Board will meet at 10:00 a.m. with lunch to follow at 12:30 p.m. All clubs are encouraged to send a representative. Make a queen swap from your really great colony. A queen swap will take place among anyone that wishes to share that great genetics. It would be helpful if you registered, so that we know how many people will attend the event. It’s not necessary to register to come, but it would help us out. Please click the link below to register:

By |May 22nd, 2017|Comments Off on PSBA Annual Picnic and Queen Swap

2018 Burgh Bees Annual Picnic

2017 Burgh Bees Annual Picnic 10:30 AM - 3:00 PM ish Location: Settlers Cabin Park - Gilbert Love Shelter (handicap accessible facility) Schedule: All Day Swap Meet: One beekeepers trash is anothers treasure. Bring your new or used equipment, tools, or gizmos off your junk pile and see if they can find a new home. Please include your name and price on the items. 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM: Program to be Announced 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM: Lunch 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM: Guest Speaker (TBD) 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM: Informal discussion with Q&A. To make the picnic easier for everyone, we are going to have the picnic catered instead of asking everyone to bring a pot luck dish. Everything will be provided except for any alcoholic beverage you would like to bring. Park rules don't allow glass bottles. The Cooked Goose will provide a buffet Cost: $10 per adult. Kids under 18 are free. We will be in the Gilbert Love Shelter. There are no electrical outlets in the shelter. There is a playground for kids nearby and dogs are welcome in the park.

By |May 22nd, 2017|Comments Off on 2018 Burgh Bees Annual Picnic

Burgh Bees and BVABA Summer Picnic

When: Saturday, July 12, 12 - 4pm Where: Gary Sekinger's Barn 1602 Royal Oak Dr, Sewickley,  PA 15143 http://tinyurl.com/sekinger Please join us for our annual summer picnic with BVABA (Beaver Valley Area Beekeeping Association). This year we have also invited beekeepers from the Washington Co. Beekeepers group! PLEASE BRING… Burgh Bees folks please bring a side dish to share. Beaver Valley folks, please bring a dessert. Washington Co, bring either a side dish or dessert. PLEASE KNOW… BYOB  (bring your own beverage if you want a little something beyond the provided water, lemonade and coffee) AND BYOP  (In an effort to conserve on tree products, please bring your own plate, silverware and cup) ENJOY… Bring your favorite food or beverage to share and be judged in The “Just for Fun" Honey Recipe Contest for your chance to win the  coveted Peoples' Choice Award!  Copies of your honey recipe for others to try, are always appreciated. Walk with us down to the hives to learn something new during the educational demonstration. (Don't forget your veil!)  This year's topic is how to test for hygienic behavior in your honeybee colony Bring your bee equipment, crafts, and goods to sell or trade at the “Bee Swap.” ALL ARE WELCOME, SEE YOU THERE!

By |June 6th, 2014|Comments Off on Burgh Bees and BVABA Summer Picnic

Annual Membership Banquet and Elections

When: Friday, November 13, 2015 Time: 6:00pm - 10pm Where: The Bigelow Center - 4338 Bigelow Boulevard, Pittsburgh (Oakland) 15213 Parking is available at the Soldiers and Sailors parking garage at 4390 Bigelow Boulevard for a $5.00 flat fee after 4:00 PM. This will be a limited ticket event! The Annual Burgh Bees Membership Banquet will be held on November 13 at the beautiful Bigelow Center in Oakland. We are very excited to try out this new venue for our banquet this year! Registration Deadline is November 01! Please RSVP HERE We are asking for a $10 per person contribution to help off set the cost for this year's event. The banquet is open to all dues paying members of Burgh Bees. Memberships run from October 1st through the following September 30 (it does not start and end based on when you became a member). You can renew your membership at the door or online HERE. Schedule: 6:30pm - Happy Hour* and hors d'oeuvres* 7:00pm - Meeting and Elections of Board Members 7:15pm - Dinner*, Raffles, and Social Dinner will be catered by Cooked Goose Catering. Feel free to BYOB! As usual, we are looking for raffle basket items. It does not need to be bee related! If you would like to donate items for raffle baskets, please contact Christy Diehl - [email protected]  This will be a limited ticket event! Please RSVP HERE  

By |October 9th, 2013|Comments Off on Annual Membership Banquet and Elections