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 19, 2016
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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
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. 
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Dates Set for 2017 Beekeeping Class
The dates for the Scioto Valley Beekeepers beekeeping class are April 12, 19 and 26, all Wednesday nights, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. This class is for those who want to learn how to successfully keep bees for pollination and honey production. Classes will be held in the community room of the Circleville Fire Department. Registration is $60 includes a reference book, instructional materials and a 1-year membership in the Scioto Valley Beekeepers. Spouses or children under 18 can attend for an additional $10. For more information, email sciotovalleybeekeepers@yahoo.com or call 740-477-2393. Space is limited and early registration is suggested. Class capacity will be reached prior to April 12.

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