Tri-County Beekeepers Association Inc. will hold their 36th Annual Spring Beekeeping Workshop Feb. 28-Mar. 1, 2014 at the OARDC (Fisher Auditorium and Shisler Center) in Wooster Ohio. The Workshop, titled Beekeeping: Past, Present and Future, will take a look at the golden years of beekeeping, as well as the challenges facing beekeepers of today and tomorrow. There will be educational classes geared for beginners and experienced beekeepers. There will also be workshops throughout the day for children, as well as a hands-on room.
You can learn more about Small Hive Beetles and Foulbrood and how to keep your hive healthy. We will also learn more about Chemical Interactions and their effects on bees.
We are offering sessions on Urban Beekeeping, Top Bar Hives, and Electron Beam Sanitation.
Classes in Queen Rearing, Bee Plants, Pollination, Propolis and Royal Jelly, Mead making, and Soap making will round out the day’s activities.
Please join us as we welcome Dr. Jim Tew on Friday night as he offers his views on the “Evolution of Beekeeping”, Mr. David Burns will be speaking Saturday on “Beekeeping- Past, Present, and Future”. Other speakers throughout the day will include Dr. Reed Johnson, Dr. Heather Prior, Mr. Alex Zomchek, Mr. Joe Kovaleski, Mr. Dan O’Hanlon and many others.
Tours of the Bee Museum and Pollinatarium will be available Friday night, and a cooking with honey contest will be a sweet way to start Saturday morning.
As was the case last year there will be a limit on registration so get registered early! There will be no walk-ins Saturday.
For more information on this year’s great lineup of workshops and registration, please visit our website www.TriCountyBeekeepers.org, or email us at , or give us a call at 330-801-1309.