Our Mission

  • We seek to promote the development of local, northern acclimated bees and queens from colonies established throughout the Greater Penn Yan region of upstate New York and the Central Finger Lakes. Our bees and queens are selected for and well adapted to the region's seasonal cycles, weather conditions, forage (native, ornamental and agricultural), pests and diseases.
  • We strive to foster beekeepers' interest in the establishment and proliferation of local, northern acclimated bees through applying best practices in beekeeping, continued learning and a group support network.

Get involved with GPYBA

The Greater Penn Yan Beekeepers Association holds open public meetings at the Penn Yan Public Library (from 10 am till noon) , at the hive yard at our field location and beekeeping field trip locations throughout the area regularly on the second Saturday of each month. (Additional times posted for additional meetings and events). Keep us updated with your email address, visit our club website forum and calendar, and frequent Facebook for up - to- date meeting dates and information.