June 2022 Meeting

This month will feature a hive inspection off-site at the Caesar Creek Nature Center 4006 Pioneer Village Rd. Waynesville OH, 45068. This is an outdoor event subject to weather conditions. You will be working with real bees and a real hive, so dress appropriately. Keep a watch on the website for possible changes. Topics are Hive Inspection by Geoff Hultgren and evaluating your Queen by George Anderson.

We will have a drawing for a nuc, compliments of the WCOB club members at this meeting. See you there!

Looking for Mentors

If you are a club member and have several years of beekeeping experience we would love to have you mentor other club members, please follow this link and fill out a Mentor Form.  

We are working to update all of our member information and our mentoring service is most important.  Thank you for your support of our club!

Our May Newsletter

Our May News Letter has been posted to the website.  Follow this link to read and or download.

April 2022 Beezette

Our most recent newsletter is available for you.  Check it out.

Membership Dues

Our club relies on membership dues in order to support club activities/expenses such as OSBAaffiliate fees, observation hive, speakers, audio/visual equipment, extractor, door prizes, picnic, and other various expenses.  Our Dues are $20 single and $25 for a family due January 1 for the calendar year.  Please consider supporting your club.  Follow this link to join or renew.

April 10, 2022 Club Meeting

Tom Davidson will be our speaker for the Warren County Beekeepers meeting on:

Sunday April 10th at 1:30 pm
Location: Lebanon Presbyterian Church, Lebanon Ohio
Topic: CHEMICAL CONTROL FOR VARROA MANAGEMENT.

More information coming soon!

Next meeting on March 13, 2022

Do not forget that our next meeting is coming up soon.  We have a door prize for one of our lucky attendees!   Join us, all are welcome.

March 2022 Beezette

The March edition of the newsletter is ready.  Please check it out.

2022 March 13 Meeting @ 1 :30 pm; Featuring Dwight Wells

This month Dwight Wells presents

Swarm Control: Preventing the brood nest from being overcrowded and honey bound.  The processes include controlling the honey barrier, reversing brood supers, bottom supering, checkerboarding

Removing brood to make a nuc and other ideas.

Swarm Trapping: Finding locations of feral colonies, swarm trap system, and contents, location of swarm traps

Management Of swarms after being caught including feeding, checking for mite biting behavior and overwintering.

Creating Nucs: Different nuc configurations, phases of nuc creation, selection of brood, resources, and bees. What balances colonies, queen introduction, feeding, care management, and over-wintering.

Bio of Dwight Wells
President of West Central Ohio Beekeepers Association (WCOBA), Life Member and Board Director of Ohio State Beekeepers Association (OSBA) Life Member of Beekeepers of Indiana and Life Member of Pennsylvania Beekeepers Association. A founding member and Director of the Heartland Honey Bee Breeders Cooperative (HHBBC). A board member of the Ohio Pollinator Habitat Initiative and a member of The Honey Bee Health Coalition. A member of the Propolis Project that has partnered with Wright-Paterson Air Force Base, we have a lease with the US Defense Department that allows us to have Honey Bees on the base. Because of our work at WPAFB, the base is a Bee City USA. We have 15 Ohio Locally Adapted Colonies on the base in 3 bee yards. Founding Member of the Ohio Queen Bee Improvement project. LLC. Recently created Rescuing Feral Honey Bees under the Propolis Project. Started keeping bees in 1954 at age 14 as a Penn State 4H project.

 

 

Gardening For Pollinators, February 13, 2022

Don’t miss this Sunday’s club meeting!  Gary Keuffer will present Gardening for Pollinators at 1:30 pm.   Our meetings are held at the Lebanon Presbyterian Church, 123 N. East Street in Lebanon, Ohio.  All are welcome, you need not be a club member.  See you there!