The Geauga County Beekeepers Association is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Org. as recognized by the Internal Revenue Service
Geauga County Beekeepers Association
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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Thinking about entering into the exciting world of Bees and Beekeeping? Everything you need to know to get started is available to you in the Beginning Beekeeping Workshop 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
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 Date: April 11, 2019 Time: 7 – 9:30pm Gardiner Elementary Center, Room C7, 9421 E. Bainbridge Rd., Chagrin Falls, OH 44023, 440-543-2552
Next Monthly Meeting
Thursday, March 21, 2019
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Kent State University Geauga Campus
14111 Claridon Troy Road, Burton, OH
Trumbull County Farm Bureau will talk about applying for federal help for a deadout. We will also discuss & show videos on package bee installation.