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: November 27, 2019
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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
President: Louise Adkins
Vice-President: Tom Zwayer
Secretary: Barb Harwood 
Treasurer : Tina Bobek
Trustee : Matt Woida
Trustee : Marlene Chilcote
Trustee : Peggie Shaw
Membership: Marie Crawford
Founder : Arnold Crabtree
Beekeeping School Instructor : David Crawford
Website: Marie Crawford

The Scioto Valley Beekeepers displays this information as a guide for beekeepers in Central Ohio and should be adjusted for other climates and situations. In addition, the information and opinions contained herewith do not constitute or represent the recommendations or opinions of the Scioto Valley Beekeepers or its officers, directors, or members. No liability, whatsoever, is or will be assumed by the Scioto Valley Beekeepers, at any time, now or in the future, as the information contained on this site should be used at your own risk.
Contact us via email:  sciotovalleybeekeepers@yahoo.com

2020 Bee School Information

The class is comprised of three sessions covering different topics to help you be successful. Please plan to attend all three classes. The classes are held on consecutive Wednesday evenings, April 1, 8, 15, 2020 in the community room of the Circleville Fire Department, 596 N. Court St. Each class is from 6:30 to about 8:00 pm. At least one additional class will be held in our bee yard. Cost of the class is $65 and includes a reference book, handouts, a one-year membership in Scioto Valley Beekeepers and a one-year membership in our state organization, the Ohio State Beekeepers Association. One other family member (spouse or minor child under 18 years of age) can accompany you for an additional $15. Registration is limited (past years classes filled early) and your payment holds your place in the class.  Please send an email to : sciotovalleybeekeepers@yahoo.com for a registration form.

Our founder and our friend

Arnold Crabtree