The Scioto Valley Beekeepers is dedicated to assisting current and future beekeepers in Pickaway County and the surrounding areas in Ohio. Our mission is to promote public awareness of the benefits, necessity, and value of the honeybee throughout human existence.
This page was last updated: December 15, 2013
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The Poyner bee yard during a light rain. In the middle left hand side of the picture you can see a bee flying.
Bill Huhman's awesome picture!
Marty Smiths English Garden Hive
Not where the swarm was supposed to be.
A swarm moving into a swarm trap.
A beautiful swarm. Photo by Desiree Poynor
Have beekeeping pictures you would like to share. Please send them to Dan Williams at pine_ridge_farms@yahoo.com
How Dan Williams puts together a 2 frame split in early April. 
2014 Beekeeping Class
Dates for the 2014 Scioto Valley Beekeepers beginning beekeeping class are Wednesdays, April 2, 16 and 23 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Classes are held in the community room of the Circleville Fire Department. Participants will learn everything needed to start a hive and care for it during the first year. Delivery of honeybees is tentatively scheduled for April 24. The $50 classroom fee includes the workbook, instructional materials and a one-year membership in the Scioto Valley Beekeepers. Class size is limited due to the size of the room. In each of the past two years the class has filled up early so please register early. Spouses of class members and their children under the age of 18 can attend the classes for free. Questions? Contact David Crawford at oville@frontier.com or 740-477-2393.
There is an old tradition among beekeepers to “Tell the Bees” whenever a change happens in the beekeepers family. We lost our friend, Dan Cottrell on September 15, 2013. He was a successful beekeeper for several years in Pickaway County, Vice President of Scioto Valley Beekeepers and helped with the honey extraction demonstrations at the Lithopolis Honey Fest for the last four years. Dan also designed the club’s logo. He will be sadly missed by a host of family and friends.
Ken and Lori Edmonds daughter helping on a swarm call.