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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These amazing insects have earned our gratitude and respect. From their selfless dedication to the survival of their colonies to their honey-hoarding and pollinizing 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

All reading material, “classroom” and hands-on practical instruction is included in the registration fee. Virtual Classes will be held Feb 12 & 19, with an in-person class to be held on Feb 26. Hands-on demonstrations and instructions on how to light your smoker so it doesn’t go out during your inspection and how to install your new bees in your own hive will be held at a time and place to be announced.