“Honeybees and other pollinators are responsible for 1 out of every 3 bites of food we eat, but US honeybee colonies continue to decline. Please help “bee” the solution.”
Join us Saturday, April 6, 2013 at 5:30 PM, optional tour of Mockingbird Meadows begins at 4:30 PM, at Mockingbird Meadows in Marysville, OH for an evening with Gunther Hauk, Co-founder of Spikenard Farm & Honeybee Sanctuary in Floyd, VA. In addition to cocktails from Brother’s Drake Meadery and hors d’oeuvres courtesy of Edible Columbus, you will have the opportunity to learn what the bees are telling us during a screening of the film “Queen of the Sun,” followed by a Q&A with Gunther.
To read more about Spikenard Farm & Honey Bee Sanctuary visit http://www.spikenardfarm.org/
Sponsored by Scioto Valley Beekeepers, will be April 3, 10, and 17, 2013. The classes, plus field day are offered in Circleville and cost $50, which includes book, instruction, hands-on experience, ongoing support from mentors and a year membership to Scioto Valley Beekeepers. Open to anyone. Space is limited
This is an introduction to beekeeping course hosted by West Central Ohio Beekeepers Association. Class will be held on March 30, 2013 at Cedar Bog in Urbana, OH from 8:00AM to 5:00PM Topics covered will include: What Beekeeping is about, Beekeeping Equipment, Seasonal Management, Honey Bee Pests and Diseases, Where to get Honey Bees, Basic Honeybee Biology, Colony Management, and Sources of Nectar and Pollen. Cost is $50 for individual or $65 per couple. Course book “Bee-sentials” and lunch will provided.
Two day bee class – March 23 and April 6th, 2013 from 1-5 PM
This workshop is designed for people who would like to get started in beekeeping, those who have had previous beekeeping experience and want to get back into beekeeping, or those who just want to know more before taking the plunge.
Topics covered will include basic honeybee biology, races of bees, package bees versus nucs and where to get bees, how to start a hive, new and used equipment, keeping bees in a residential setting, feeding, inspections, swarm control, disease and pest management, producing honey and other hive products and overwintering. Information on package bee, nuc and equipment vendors will be available at the workshop.
The Northwest Ohio Beekeeping Association serves beekeepers in Northwest Ohio and welcomes anyone who is interested in bee culture to join or attend our meetings. Meetings are held the 4th Tuesday of the month at the Pandora School in Pandora Ohio at 7:30PM. There is no meeting during the summer months June thru August or in December. The Pandora school is located on Rocket Ridge Road just off State Route 12 and State Route 696 in Pandora, Ohio.
When: February 16th from 8:30AM to 4PM
Sign in starts at 8:30AM and donuts and coffee will be provided.
Class will start at 9AM and we will break for lunch at about noon.
Location: Allen County Extension Office
3900 Campus Drive, Suite B
Lima, Ohio 45804
(Located at the Lima branch of the Ohio State University)
Directions: From I-75 take the 309 exit at Lima
Take 309 East for approximately 2 miles to the stoplight at Mumaugh Rd.
Turn left (north) on Mumaugh Rd.
Campus Drive is approximately 1/2 mile on the left. Signs will be posted.
Cost: $30. Includes membership to NWOBA and book.
Sign Up: Call Dwight Wilson at 419-722-1953 or Tim Arheit at 419-371-1742
For more information, or to sign up contact Dwight Wilson at 419-722-1953 or Tim Arheit at 419-371-1742 or
This class is geared toward learning the apprentice judging of honey at fairs as well as those who want to learn about the ins and outs of entering honey contests.
Instructors: Jim Thompson, John Grafton and Carmen Conrad will be the instructors.
Cost: $50 for Members, $70 for non members (Includes membership)
Includes Jim Thompson’s book on honey judging and lunch
This class is will count for 4 hours toward the Master Beekeeping Program.
Registration is open until Monday, February 4th, but class size is limited to 25.
This course will cover everything from raising bees and setting up hives to equipment, products of the hive and much more. Featuring hands-on
experience with the on-site apiary at the Narrows Reserve, the course frequently fills up quickly so register early.
Thursdays, February 7, 14, 21; March 7,14, 21 and 28
7 to 8:30 p.m.
Bill Starrett, OSBA Certified Master Instructor, and
Terry Lieberman-Smith, OSBA Newsletter Editor
This is an introduction to beekeeping course hosted by West Central Ohio Beekeepers Association. Class will be held on Jan 26th, 2013 at Cedar Bog in Urbana, OH from 8:00AM to 5:00PM Topics covered will include: What Beekeeping is about, Beekeeping Equipment, Seasonal Management, Honey Bee Pests and Diseases, Where to get Honey Bees, Basic Honeybee Biology, Colony Management, and Sources of Nectar and Pollen. Cost is $50 for individual or $65 per couple. Course book “Bee-sentials” and lunch will provided.
This three session class is for those who already have bee hives or have taken our beginning workshop. Get all of your questions answered,discuss your concerns with your own hive(s) and learn how to harvest honey.
Bill Starrett – OSBA Certified Master Beekeeper Instructor
Terry Lieberman-Smith – OSBA Newsletter Editor