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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 18, 2017
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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 Danny Huff at huffdannys@yahoo.com
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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. 
New beekeepers learning how to install package bees. Their bee suits will never be this white again. 
Beekeeping Class

​A beginning beekeeping class will be held the evenings of April 4, 11 and 18. Instructors will be Dan Williams, Bob Clark and David Crawford. Early sign-up is encouraged to avoid being closed out. Space, materials and resources are limited and the class has reached its limit every year. Last year it was full by mid-March. Cost is $60 per person and includes a reference book, handouts, classroom instruction, beeyard experience, a one-year membership in SVB and a one-year membership in the Ohio State Beekeeping Association. Contact David or Marie Crawford for more information at sciotovalleybeekeepers@yahoo.com, or 740-477-2393