The North Western Pennsylvania Beekeepers Association
The North Western 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 and a renewed interest, a new generation of beekeepers met to re-start the Northwestern PA
Beekeepers. Keeping with tradition, we continue to serve five counties, including Warren, Erie, Crawford, Venango
and Mercer. The NWPBA has 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 over 300.
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 a 501-C3 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- 2021 Charlie Vorisek