Welcome to the Stark County Beekeepers' Association

queen bee and attendants The Stark County Beekeepers' Association is a nonprofit, educational organization of beekeepers in in northeastern Ohio. We welcome both professional and amateur beekeepers. Meetings are free and open to the public, and individual and family memberships are modestly priced.

You do not have to be a current beekeeper to participate with the Stark County Beekeepers. Those with an interest in beekeeping, or those who are retired beekeepers, are welcome as well.

Our regular meetings are usually monthly, but are sometimes preempted by special events such as a picnic or field trip. Check the calendar page for the latest meeting schedule.

If you are a property owner with a swarm or feral colony of unwanted bees, contact one of our members about honeybee removal.

Soap, Lip Balm and Hive Products Workshop

2014-06-28 11:00 am
2014-06-28 3:00 pm

Ever wonder what kinds of things you can do with all that wax after you extract your honey? Come to this workshop and learn how to make soap, lip balm and other products from the fruits of your beehives.

Betsy Bowers will host this workshop at her home in Uniontown:

10601 Wright Road
Uniontown, OH 44685

Please bring a covered dish and a lawn chair for lunch!

RSVP to Sheila Dicken (330-868-3692) or Diane Blessing (330-488-1053)

Split Workshop and Get-together

2014-05-31 10:00 am
2014-05-31 2:00 pm

Spring is the time to make splits to increase your hive numbers or to help prevent swarming. Join us on May 31st from 10am to 2pm for a workshop to learn how!

Bait Hive / Swarm Trap - Instructions!

On the event page for the Swarm Hive Workshop, I provided the cut list for you to build your own. Hopefully some of you intend to cut them out yourself. If so, here are the instructions for assembling it!


Fasteners - I use 1" staples with a 1/4" crown with a pneumatic staple gun from Harbor Freight. It works okay. I suppose you could use nails or screws too. Drywall screws would probably work fine.

Workshop: Building a bait hive/swarm trap

2014-05-10 3:00 pm
2014-05-10 6:00 pm
Want free bees this year? One way to get them is to let them come to you! We will build a bait hive with specifications that maximize your chances of having a swarm select it as a new home, and go over the process of relocating your new bees to their permanent home.

Workshop: Building a Top Bar Hive

2014-04-05 3:00 pm
2014-04-05 6:00 pm
Top Bar Hive DIY Workshop Instructions
The workshop will be held at Tom Phillips’ House at:
1649 Yale Ave NW, Canton, OH 44703
on Saturday April 5th from 3PM until 6PM. Rain or Shine.

Pre-registration is required so we make sure we have enough supplies and space.
After you leave this workshop you will have a complete hive that you can put bees into.

Annual Beekeeping Class

2014-03-15 9:00 am
2014-03-15 3:00 pm
Learn How to Start Your Own Honeybee Hive! The Stark County Beekeepers' Association presents the 17th Annual Basic Beekeeping Class and Seminar, Saturday, March 15, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Foltz Community Center in East Canton, OH. Click "read more" for details!