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Annual Picnic

  • 27 Jul 2024
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • St. Peters Lutheran Church, 1530 Augsburg Drive, Hilltown Twp., Pa. 18927

Registration

  • If you are a paid member of the MCBA Beginners' Class for 2024, your 2 summer picnic tickets are included in your class registration. However, we still need you to register!
    Guests & children over 5 years of age will be extra.

    You are attending the event at your own risk BYOB alcohol consumption is strictly limited to those of legal drinking age and event hosts are not liable for any injury, illness or overconsumption. Ticket purchase is agreement to these terms.
  • If you are a paid member of the MCBA Beginners' Class for 2024, your 1 summer picnic ticket is included in your class registration. However, we still need you to register! Guests & children over 5 years of age will be extra.
    You are attending the event at your own risk BYOB alcohol consumption is strictly limited to those of legal drinking age and event hosts are not liable for any injury, illness or overconsumption. Ticket purchase is agreement to these terms.
  • Adults and children over 5 yrs of age

    You are attending the event at your own risk BYOB alcohol consumption is strictly limited to those of legal drinking age and event hosts are not liable for any injury, illness or overconsumption. Ticket purchase is agreement to these terms.

Register

Mark your calendars and join us for our

2024 Annual Picnic

More info to come (E-mail and Newsletter}

Feeling competitive? Enter our annual smoker contest !!! 


Please note the new location

St. Peters Lutheran Church

1530 Augsburg Drive

Hilltown Twp., Pa. 18927

MONTGOMERY COUNTY BEEKEEPERS   SMOKER CONTEST 2024

            Smoker Contest will begin promptly at 1:00 PM and end at 3:30 PM

NO modified smokers.    “Traditional” smokers only.   (Electric or any smoker with any modification to the air delivery system will not be accepted.) 

Natural fuel only.  Any “manufactured” or “synthetic” fuel is not permitted. Wood pellets are acceptable as well as compressed paper products such as egg cartons.    REMEMBER…..if you wouldn’t use it to work your hives, it’s not natural!

Entrants will start with an empty smoker.

RULES

At 1:00 PM,  judges will have all entrants pack their smokers.

After packing you will have 3 minutes to light your smoker.

After 3 minutes, judges  will call time and all entrants will walk away.

Every 15 minutes for the first hour, the judges will pump the bellows three times.

Any smoker not producing smoke will be turned on its side after the first hour.

Every 30 minutes for the second hour, the judges will pump the bellows 3 times for the remaining smokers.

Any smoker not producing smoke will be turned on its side after the second hour.

After the final 30 minutes, the judges will pump the bellows 2 times for the remaining smokers.

The last smoker producing smoke will be the winner.


In the event that there are no smokers producing smoke prior to the end of the contest, the last smoker producing smoke will be the winner.

In the event there are multiple smokers producing smoke at the end of 2 hours and 30 minutes,  names will be entered into a  drawing to determine the winner.

GOOD LUCK!



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Serving Montgomery, Bucks and surrounding counties in Pennsylvania, the MCBAPA is an association of hobbyist and professional beekeepers. Our mission is to provide education, hands-on training, support and fellowship in all aspects of beekeeping. Both experienced beekeepers and novices participate in our monthly meetings, field trips and social events.This is a good spot to place your secondary navigation gadget, like Navigation links, or Secondary menu.

Our meetings are held at:
Montgomery County 4-H Center
1015 Bridge Road (Route 113)
Skippack, PA 19426

General membership meetings are usually held the 4th Thursday of the month at 7 pm, but please check our calendar.

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