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Beginners Beekeeping Class

Class Presentations


Web-Based Intro Beekeeping Training Program

Presenting Beekeepers:

John Grafton & Jim Tew


Supporting On-Line Text Book:

Backyard Beekeeping by Dr. James E. Tew

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ODA Apiary

Ohio Apiary Forms & Applications

Ohio State Phenology Calendar

Beesource Beekeeping

Honeybee Education

Class 4 Beginning Beekeeping

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Class 3 Beginner Beekeeping Class

2020 Beginner Beekeeping Class, 25th Annual

Class Dates: March 6, 13, 22,& 29, 2020

Time: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

  1. March 6:  Beekeeping Equipment
  2. March 13:  Managing Your Bee Hive
  3. March 20:  First Two Months as a Beekeeper
  4. March 27:  Summer & Fall Management
  5. April 10:  Members Meeting  CANCELED

Hands-on Field Day: June 6, 2020
Time: 10:00 am (Rain or Shine)
Where: Queen Right Colonies
43655 State Route 162, Spencer, Ohio 44275

Bonus Class: Fall Wrap, September 11, 2020
Time: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: Life Church
1033 Elm Street
Grafton, OH  44044

Click here for Beginner Beekeeping Class Registration Form


LCBA Educational DVDs to Loan

LCBA has the following educational DVD's available to loan to all current members.  There is a $5 deposit on the DVD which will be refunded when the DVD is returned. Please see Bill Vittori for more information.

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The Honey Files: A Bee's Life

A Teaching Guide Grade Levels 4-6

National Honey Board
390 Lashley Street
Longmont, CO 80501-6045


 Click here to download "The Honey Files"


The Biology of the Honeybee, Apis Mellifera

Koning, Ross E. "Honeybee Biology". Plant Physiology Website. 1994.


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Honeybee Biology 101

Jeff Littlefield, Deptartment LRES, Montana State University - Bozeman

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