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

Geauga County Beekeepers Association

Beginning Beekeeping Workshop

March 4, 2024


Dale Olson will be conducting a beekeeping workshop on March 4, 2024 6pm to 8:30pm.  At Gardner school, 9421 Bainbridge Road, Chagrin Falls, OH 44023. Classroom C5. Individuals and families can attend.


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, nucs and equipment will be available at the workshop.

Fee of $60 per family living in the same household and a book on how to raise bees will be included. To make reservation call (440) 543-2552. 

2024 Club Dues


We will have 5-frame Nucs available in early May for sale.  

$160.00 with a one month guarantee.  

Can deliver within a twenty mile radius and help install as needed. 

Call 440-286-7287 to place an order.   

Dave Paterson

Upcoming Meetings

Next Bee Chat

Saturday March 9th, 10am

Burton Public Library
(on the Square)

Next Regular Club Meeting

March 21st, 6:30pm
The Sustainable Apiary (details below)

Munson Community Center
12210 Auburn Rd., Chardon, OH 44024

2024 Meetings

February 15th, 6:30pm    Dr. Gene Kritsky - Searching for Ancient Egypt’s Beekeepers 

March 21st, 6:30pm   Doug Morse - The Sustainable Apiary

April 25th, 6:30pm   topic TBA

May 23rd, 6:30pm   topic TBA

June 20th, 6:30pm   topic TBA

July-October    Dates and topic TBA

Apitour Flyer 1-03-2024 redux.pdf


Looking to buy Local Raw Honey? 



Package Bees?



Hives and Equipment?

Swarm Removal?

Looking for a Mentor?

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Interactive Map

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The Four Seasons of Beekeeping Calendar

note: this document is listed here with the permission of Queen Right Colonies


These local bee equipment suppliers are members of the Geauga County Beekeepers Association. 

Chances are, they have what you are looking for.

Thanks Dick Cryberg for bringing this to our attention. (below)

Varroa Control Commercial_Beekeeping.pdf


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