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: January 3, 2019
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Have a swarm in your yard? 
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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
New beekeepers learning how to install package bees. Their bee suits will never be this white again. 
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
2019 Beekeeping Class Scheduled

The beginning beekeeping class offered by Scioto Valley Beekeepers will be held the evenings (6:30 -8 p.m.) of April 3, 10 and 17 in Circleville. Learn everything you need to know to get started in beekeeping from experienced beekeepers in addition to practical experience in a working beeyard. Don't wait long to register. This class is limited in size and will reach maximum capacity by mid-March. Cost for the three-session course is $65 per person and includes a reference book, handouts, classroom instruction, practical experience, a one-year membership in SVB and a one-year membership in the Ohio State Beekeeping Association. 

Email sciotovalleybeekeepers@yahoo.com for more information.