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Welcome to the home page of the Tri-State Beekeepers Association. We are a group of hobbyists in Ohio, Marshall, and Belmont counties who are dedicated to promoting beekeeping. We meet monthly and host local and state speakers in an attempt to educate beginners and foster camaraderie among more seasoned members. The meetings are always casual and supportive, drawing on the knowledge of veteran members in an exchange of techniques and know-how. We foster novice beekeepers through a mentor program, pairing an experienced member with a newbee.

Here we are checking out the bees.
We support a speakers bureau with individuals enthusiastic about presenting programs on bees and beekeeping for private and civic groups. The Tri-State Beekeepers Association welcomes all interested individuals to contact us for an informative and memorable experience.
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SEPTEMBER 17, 2015

Please allow me the opportunity to remind you of the club meeting this Thursday, September 17 at 7:00 pm at the Good Zoo building.  We have experienced a slight change in the fall line up.  The speaker for this week will be Bob Hooker.  Bob, with his wife Mary, operates Sunflower Homestead Apiaries with bee yards in Lorain and Harrison Counties. They produce raw Ohio honey, beeswax candles, and skin care products. Bob is past president of the Ohio State Beekeepers Association and pastpresident of the Lorain County Beekeepers Association and the Heartland Beekeepers Association. Bob was pastor of the First United Methodist Church of Oberlin and retired after thirty-seven years of pastoral ministry. In retirement Bob expanded his beekeeping operation and produces queen bees and nucs.  He will be speaking on the queenless colony. 

As originally scheduled, Mike DeVaughn, the Belmont County bee inspector will be with us for the meeting on October 15 to speak about the elements of a hive examination.  We will conclude the fall programs with our mixed bag meeting on November 19 with show and tell, questions and answers, and an opportunity to sell/swap and extra items that you may have.

Please try to make the Thursday program for Bob will have much insight to a problem that plagues us all.  I hope to see you there.