2021 Schedule of Events

As the winter of this disastrous year trudges on and hopefully a fresh spring approaches, we are unfortunately forced to suspend all plans for a Novice Beekeeping Class but we were just made aware of the Beginner Beekeeping Internship offered to us through the Ohio State Beekeepers Association. 

OSBA is helping to facilitate a year-long “pilot program” Beginner Beekeeper Internship Class. The class  will be on the 1st Saturday of each month, February through November, from 9:00 am till 11:30 am. Each  class will consist of two speakers from an Ohio club/association, presenting Zoom PowerPoint webinars.  In the last 1/2 hour, participants will have the opportunity to ask questions of seasoned beekeepers. 

The internship will break down each beekeeping skill on a month by month schedule as to what the beginner beekeeper should be doing in your apiary. To assist, we will present live/recorded videos to demonstrate step  by step procedures. All classes will be recorded and hosted on a private YouTube channel. If a student would miss a live event, they would be able to view these recordings at any time. There will also be a private Facebook  group for class participants, showing all of the active Zoom links, YouTube recordings, and information through out the year.  Participants will also receive a 1-year Membership (valued at $20.00) to  Ohio State Beekeepers Association. You will also have access to register for the monthly Hive Digest and Live  Webinar Training series. Registration must be made through Tri-State Beekeepers Association and is open only to members of the club. If you are interested in participating in this program, please contact us at tristatebees@gmail.com for any additional information. 

I also refer you several wonderful instructional websites including Ohio State Beekeepers’ instructional videos at: http://www.ohiostatebeekeepers.org/beekeeping_class/, the University of Florida Research Lab at: http://entnemdept.ufl.edu/honey-bee/podcast/, and Scientific Beekeeping at: http://scientificbeekeeping.com/first-year-care-for-your-nuc/.   

In addition, we hope to resume club meetings sometime this spring.  At each meeting we have a presentation on beekeeping and plan to begin with a few Beekeeping 101 level talks as well as open hive demonstrations once practical.  We encourage you to plan to join Tri-State Beekeepers and take advantage of those presentations.  In the meantime, please consider participating in the Ohio State Beekeeper’s Beginning Beekeepers Internship class.

For now, we hope that you continue your interest in beekeeping and plan to join us when the time is right.

Steve Roth President, Tri-State Beekeepers Association


Open hive demo

Welcome to the Tri-State Beekeepers Association website.  We are a group of hobbyists in Ohio, Marshall, and Belmont counties who are dedicated to promoting beekeeping. Our mission is to promote the art and science of beekeeping in the Wheeling/Tristate area and to offer educational and informational services to the public. 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.
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