top of page

Portage Beekeepers Field Day and Bear Talk!

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 about bears in Ohio (and a few other 4-legged critters, but mostly on bears) and how to best deal with them regarding apiary management. Being a wildlife biologist with a focus on wildlife damage management and a beekeeper I am hoping to bring a unique perspective to the talk. And being that bear movement will start at the end of May it is a very timely talk.

Our Field Day is open to the public so folks from other clubs are welcome to attend our Field Day free of charge. However, we also do a pot luck that day where the club provides the main dish and everyone attending brings a side dish/dessert so I would appreciate it if they could RSVP with me by May 13th at so that we can ensure we have enough food. We will also be doing a hive inspection, weather permitting, of our apiary that day for those interested. Information on the event, including location, can be found on our website under the "Calendar" section at

Recent Posts
Recent Posts
bottom of page