About North Western Pennsylvania Beekeepers Association
The Northwestern Pennsylvania Beekeepers Association (NWPBA) was re-established in 2001. Previously, the Association existed for many years, but disbanded about 1990 for a variety of reasons including aging beekeepers and heavy losses due to the arrival of varroa mites. With a survey, a renewed interest, a new generation of beekeepers met to re-start the Northwestern PA Beekeepers. Keeping tradition, it continues serving the five counties of Warren, Erie, Crawford, Venango and Mercer. NWPBA have been an important resource in maintaining a working relationship with local media, farm organizations, and a growing interest in beekeeping. Membership began with 25 and has grown to about 350.
Some of our members are professional beekeepers, while some are just getting started. All share an interest in the wonderful and remarkable world of the honey bee. The purpose of the NWPBA is to provide our members with interesting and practical information about honey bees and beekeeping techniques. The club also provides the general public with educational programs about benefits of bees and beekeeping in our communities. We are non-profit, charitable organization. If you share our interest - please join us! We will help each other in our beekeeping operation/hobby.
NWPBA Past presidents: 2001-2010 Charlie Vorisek 2011 Norm Pratt 2012 Charlie Vorisek 2013-2014 Kirk Johnson 2015-2016 Paul Gorlowski 2017- Present Charlie Vorisek