Welcome

The Warren County Ohio Beekeepers is a non-profit organization and has been meeting for more than 40 years. It is a rich source of information. Many of the members have been keeping bees for more than 15 years and at least one member for 50 years! Harvesting the maximum honey is as much art as science, so being able to ask questions to these long-time beekeepers has enabled newer beekeepers to gain knowledge and confidence faster than they possibly could on their own. The club’s regular meetings are held at 1:30 p.m. on the second Sunday of almost every month (except January, May & September) at The Lebanon Presbyterian Church at 123 N. East Street in Lebanon, Ohio. Annual membership dues are a bargain at only twenty dollars.  Join or renew your membership

 

Our 2019 club officers, voted in at the December meeting are as follows:

President – Geoff Hultgren
Vice President – Beatriz Woodall
Treasurer – Alan DeJarnette
Secretary – Patricia Miller

Patricia Miller, Beatriz Woodall, Geoff Hultgren, Rose DeJarnette & Alan DeJarnette

The membership is a diverse cross-section of men and women from the county. Some are young and bring new babies to meetings; some are so old they can tell you the way it used to be done. Most members keep two to four hives, but several have seven to fifteen and a few have forty or more. Most members produce honey, beeswax, pollen, and propolis for personal use and as gifts. A couple of members make a part of their income from the sale of these products. A few members keep bees just for the enjoyment of learning about and observing these fascinating social insects.

Ohio has a rich history of beekeeping. The hobby was first popularized over one hundred forty years ago. The worldwide craze was based on a book of observations and methods written by Ohio resident Lorenzo L. Langstroth. It showed people how to have easy access to a sweetener, honey, for the first time by keeping bees. After the Civil War, he sold hives and queen bees all over the country from his home in Oxford, Ohio. A queen bee sold for $20. Over in Medina, Ohio, the A. I. Root Company built up to become a large factory with rail car sidings and dozens of employees by selling precut parts for beehives, and later beeswax candles.

Warren County Ohio Beekeepers, teaching beekeepers how to keep bees and pollinators healthy.  Join us and learn about bees, bee hives, bee colonies, and the art of beekeeping.

 

Enter the church through the white metal door.  This door remains locked, so please be on time as we will have a member monitoring the door.

 

September News

Our September   News Letter is ready! Follow this link

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WCOB Fall Picnic, 2022

The Annual Warren County Ohio Beekeepers Picnic Each year, the Warren County Ohio Beekeepers September meeting is held as a picnic. We hope you will come to share your bee experiences.  Chicken and cold drinks will be provided. Please bring a dish to share. So that enough food is ordered by the club, please R.S.V.P. …

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Our August 2022 Newsletter

Foillow this link to read our August News letter!

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August Meeting, Sunday August 14, 2022 @ 1:30PM

Join us for our next meeting featuring Bob Hooker who will be speaking on Successful Overwintering. A bit of information about Bob: Bob Hooker, who began keeping honey bees in the 1970s, operates   Daglow Apiary in Franklin County, Ohio.  He and his wife Mary, live on a three-acre homestead on the southeast side of …

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2022 WCOB Family Picnic, Save the Date

Just a reminder our yearly picnic will be held at ARMCO Park on Sunday, September 11th @ 1pm.  Be on the lookout for more information as well as directions to the shelter which will be coming soon. See you there

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