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April 8, 2020

Hi Everyone!

Normally this time of year, we have events to welcome new beekeepers to the hobby and to the club. This year is a little different, but that doesn't mean you new folks don't have our support!

If you're new this year, please Like our Facebook Page and don't b...

March 20, 2020

Due to concerns for the health of our members, the April 7th meeting and April 18th Field Day have been cancelled. 

May 7, 2019

From Geoff Westefeld, President of Portage County Beekeepers:

 I am hoping you guys can get the word out to your membership that I will be doing a talk for the Portage County Beekeepers on May 19th at our Field Day at 1pm at the Portage County Soil and Water office abou...

May 7, 2019

The May meeting is on a different date and location due to elections being held in our regular meeting space. 

The meeting will be May 14th and will be at:

Clear Sky Realty

202 49th St. SE

Canton, OH 44707

June 25, 2018

This is my review of the Varroa EasyCheck from Veto-Pharma

I like to keep up on my mite counts. Treating for mites when they have crossed threshold is one of the best ways to keep your bees happy and healthy. But counting your mites can be intimidating for new beekeep...

May 10, 2018

The SCBA Spring Field Day will be held on Saturday, May 12th from 10am to 2pm at Jeff and Sheila's Apiary in Minerva.

Jeff will guide the group around the apiary, demonstrate the bee inspection process, and talk about what to look for in your hives. 

Please bring a cover...

May 2, 2018

I really enjoyed talking to the club last night about the swarming process and swarm prevention. I know it was a lot of information to absorb, so here are the slides for your reference:

Click here for slides 

April 27, 2018

First off... Thank you to Wayne Griffith for this picture, which inspired me to write a post about mites:

See those little dark specks? Let's take a closer look:

Yes, that ugly little critter is a Varroa Mite - a dead one. Wayne treated his package with oxalic acid vapor...

April 8, 2018

A few of our new 2018 beekeepers have volunteered to blog about their experiences! Their entries will show up on the main blog page with a "NewBee Blogs" tag, and under Blogs -> NewBee Blogs on the Website Menu. You can comment on their blog posts, so join me in provid...

March 7, 2018

Do you remember your first time - installing a bee package? Remember how intimidated you were by that box of stinging insects? Okay - you got them installed. Now what?!?! It's hard being a newbee, but you can help by signing up to be a 2018 Mentor!

We have lots of new m...

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January 25, 2020