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.

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!

Basic Beekeeping Class and Seminar

2013-03-16 9:00 am
2013-03-16 3:00 pm

Learn How to Start Your Own Honeybee Hive! The Stark County Beekeepers' Association presents the 16th Annual Basic Beekeeping Class and Seminar, Saturday, March 16, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Foltz Community Center in East Canton, OH. Click "read more" for details!

SCBA Summer Picnic

2012-07-28 10:00 am
2012-07-28 3:00 pm

The Stark County Beekeepers' Association Summer Picnic will be at Sippo Lake Park on Saturday, July 28 2012. This is in lieu of a regular business meeting for July. We have the Boathouse reserved from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., and lunch is at noon. The club will provide meat; everyone should bring a side dish or dessert to share.

Starting Right With Honey Bees Seminar 2012

2012-03-17 10:00 am
2012-03-17 10:00 am

Learn to operate and manage your own hives! The Stark County Beekeepers' Association presents "Starting Right With Bees," our fifteenth annual seminar for beginning beekeepers. The one-day seminar is March 17, 2012 at the Stark County District Library Main Branch, 715 Market Avenue North, Canton OH.

Stark County Beekeepers Summer Picnic

2011-08-13 10:00 am
2011-08-13 3:30 pm

Our annual Summer Picnic will be held at Sippo Lake Marina Boat House, Tyner St NW, Canton. We will eat at 12:00 p.m. Please bring a covered dish of your choice to share.

There is a stove and refrigerator at the shelter for our use. The club will provide pulled pork, cold and hot beverages, and place settings.

Put on your aprons and get out your recipe for the First Annual Barbeque Sauce Competition. Bring enough to share. You must use honey in the recipe. Everyone votes on the winners. First prize is $50, and second prize is $25.

Please RSVP to Rick and Diane Blessing by August 5 so we have an approximate count of attendees.

Starting Right With Honey Bees Seminar

2011-03-26 10:00 am
2011-03-26 5:00 pm

Learn to operate and manage your own hives! The Stark County Beekeepers' Association presents "Starting Right With Bees," our fourteenth annual seminar for beginning beekeepers. The one-day seminar is March 26, 2011 at the Stark County District Library Main Branch, 715 Market Avenue North, Canton OH.

February meeting CANCELED due to weather

The February 1 meeting has been canceled due to the expected severe weather and the fact that many of our members are driving from rural locations. The honey tasting is postponed to the March meeting.

Stark County Beekeepers Winter Banquet 2011

2011-01-15 10:00 am
2011-01-15 10:00 am

In lieu of a regular monthly meeting, we are hosting our annual Winter Banquet at the McKinley Museum, 800 McKinley Monument Drive, Canton. The building is open to us from 10:00 to 4:00, and we will eat dinner at 12:30. Please bring a covered dish and/or dessert to share. Our speaker this year is Patty Rickard, a naturalist for the Huston - Brumbaugh Nature Center in Alliance, who will lecture on non-apian social animals. Click "read more" for details.