CABA Beekeeping 101 Class Draws Hundreds

On Friday, February 20th, CABA conducted its mid-winter Beekeeping 101 class at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg.

More than 200 interested and would-be beekeepers packed the Susquehanna Room to capacity to learn more about our hobby. This is the second year in a row our club has sponsored this class.

The 101 class was developed by Bob House, Gary Carns, Linda Klutas and Cheryl Laudermilch and covered many aspects and considerations anyone wanting to start the hobby should know.

Attendees received an extensive folder of materials that included beekeeping catalogs, local and national sources for bees and other materials and resources.

Attendees learned about hive components, common beekeeper tasks, honey extraction and, of course, first aid for bee stings–an inevitable reality of beekeeping!

In addition, attendees heard about local ordinances regarding the keeping of honeybees and ways in which they can make the keeping of honeybees less of a threat to neighbors.

During break and afterwards, attendees were treated to a cornucopia of snacks and pastries, many of which were homemade and included honey as an ingredient.

We thank everyone who attended. A special thanks goes to CABA members who lent equipment for display and demo, donated magazines and catalogs, and provided snacks and beverages to help make this one of the most successful CABA classes ever!