Summit County Beekeepers Association

Providing Educational Services to Beekeepers in Summit County, OH

Summit County Beekeepers Association

Providing Educational Services to Beekeepers in Summit County, OH

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Summit County Beekeepers Association – 2023 Classes

These amazing insects have earned our gratitude and respect. From their selfless dedication to the survival of their colonies to their honey-hoarding and pollinating activities, bees have benefited mankind for millions of years. Come learn how we can return the favor!

Summit County Beekeepers Association is offering a beginning beekeeping course to all who are interested, even those who have no plans to become a beekeeper in the near future.

Our five-class course will cover the following topics:

– Bee biology
– Beehive equipment
– Beehive placement and regulations
– Fundamentals of hive management
– Lighting your smoker and your first inspection
– Maintaining a strong and healthy colony
– Pests and diseases – Management and mitigation
– Beneficial plants and trees
– Hear about the experience of a first-year beekeeper
– What not to do as a beekeeper
– Q&A and prizes

What is included:
– Registration Fee ($15.00)
– Backyard Beekeeping by Kim Flotum ($31.50)
– One-year membership to Summit County Beekeepers Association ($20)
– One-year membership to Ohio Beekeepers Association ($20)
– Hands-on demonstrations and instructions on how to light your smoker so it doesn’t go out during your inspection
– Hand-on demonstration and instructions on how to install your new bees in your own hive

When:
February 11, 2023, from 8:00 AM – 12:30 PM
February 18, 2023, from 8:00 AM – 12:30 PM
February 25, 2023, from 8:00 AM – 12:30 PM
April – In-Person meeting at the apiary – TBA
May – In-Person meeting at the apiary – TBA

Fees:
$95/individual
$125/family