The Geauga County Beekeepers Association is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Org. as recognized by the Internal Revenue Service

Geauga County Beekeepers Association

Thinking about entering into the exciting world of Bees and Beekeeping? Everything you need to know to get started is available to you in one of the 2 Beginning Beekeeping Workshops being taught this spring. Dale Olson is an experienced beekeeper as well as the current President of the Geauga County Beekeepers Association.

Beginning Beekeeping Workshop

March 7, 2019 Geauga County BeeKeepers Association


Dale Olson will be presenting this important beginning beekeeping workshop in conjunction with the Geauga County Beekeepers Association education program. 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 over wintering. Information on package bees, nuc’s and equipment will be available at the workshop. Price includes a book about bees.

There will be a follow up meeting May 18, 9am-4pm to show how to install packaged bees and more useful information.


Registration and agenda information can be found at: www.kenstoncommunityed.org Phone (440) 543-2552 Fax (440) 543-2850. Course Cost: $45.00 per family. Course Dates: March 7, 2019, Time: 7 – 9:30pm Kenston Gardener school, room C6,: 9421 E. Bainbridge Rd., Chagrin Falls, OH 44023, 440-543-2552


Beginning Beekeeping Workshop

April 11, 2019 Geauga County Beekeepers Association


Dale Olson will be presenting this important beginning beekeeping workshop in conjunction with the Geauga County BeeKeepers Association education program. 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 over wintering. Information on package bees, nuc’s and equipment will be available at the workshop. Price includes a book about bees

There will be a follow up meeting May 18, 9am-4pm to show how to install packaged bees and more useful information.


Registration and agenda information can be found at: www.kenstoncommunityed.org Phone (440) 543-2552 Fax (440) 543-2850. Course Cost: $45.00 per family. Course Dates: April 12, 2018, Time: 7 – 9:30pm Kenston Middle School, Art room 231, 17425 Snyder Road, Chagrin Falls, OH 44023


The Geauga County Beekeepers Association was founded on January 8th, 1976 at the Fowler Mills Church. Our club has approximately 70 members who attend our regular meetings.

Our mission is to enlighten the public about the benefits of beekeeping; to keep members updated on information such as diseases, equipment and beekeeping events; and to support each other by sharing our personal beekeeping experiences as well as helpful hints and guidance.

Members keep up to date on each others losses due to mites, hive beetles and natural predators such as bears and skunks.


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Your Amazon Smile shopping has resulted in donations to the Geauga County Beekeepers Association in the amount of $81.67 as of December 31, 2018

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Note: Blue Sky Bee Supply is a Club Member

Link to the Presentation on Varroa Control Methods made by Melanie Seal of Blue Sky Bee Supply at our June Meeting

HBHC Mite Control

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Next Monthly Meeting

Thursday, February 21, 2019

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Kent State University Geauga Campus

14111 Claridon Troy Road, Burton, OH

Next Bee Chat

Saturday, March, 2nd

9am - 11:30am

A few experienced beekeepers will be there to chat about bees. Please join us to enjoy good coffee and great pastries, (available at Coffee Corners) and lively conversation about bees.

@ Coffee Corners,

14544 N Cheshire St, Burton OH

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