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.
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.
Click the tabs at the top of the page to access information about events and news about the club and our members.
A MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT
February 2, 2016
Hello to All,
As I write this today is Groundhog Day and you can guess the outcome. Grilled groundhog will be the main dish at the August picnic…
Things are rapidly getting off the ground for this year. We were more than entertained by Wade Stiltner in January and have a full lineup for the remainder of this season. We will be educated at the February 18 meeting by accountant Heather Lapp speaking about the business of beekeeping. The March 17 meeting remains open. Our April 21 speaker will be our friend Bob Hooker presenting a discussion of backyard queen rearing. May is open yet but we are working one it. Please note that the open hive day has been MOVED UP TO JUNE 11. This was done as Wade Stiltner has agreed to demonstrate at the event and could be free only on that day. WADE…at our OPEN HIVE DAY. Could it be any better?
Well, yes it could!! March 12 with Dr. Jim Tew and John Grafton!! Speaking on How Do I Keep My Bees Alive? Any better? YES!! Through a gracious grant it is free to you as club members. Talk about bang for your dues. And to add to it all, the 2016 Beekeeping Calendar compiled by John Welty is now on the website. Click on the Beekeeping Calendar under the LINK section to the left. Please note that the August picnic that is traditionally help on the third Thursday of August was moved to Wednesday, August 17 due to scheduling conflicts at the park.
By now, nucs and packages have been ordered and we expect delivery as usual in late April. Registration for the novice program, March 15-April 19, is still open. If you have anyone interested in attending, please ask them to contact me. Information is found under the EVENTS section.
So, much is happening in the club. Please mark the dates. To help we have included a sheet of events also found on the Event page. Stay involved, read all that you can on beekeeping, and tend to the ladies. Thanks so much for all that you do!!