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 1, 2015
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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
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. 

2016 Bee School

2016 Scioto Valley Beekeepers Beginning Bee Class
The class is comprised of three sessions held on consecutive Wednesday evenings, April 13, 20 and 27, 2016 in the community room of the Circleville Fire Department, 596 N. Court St. Each class is from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. At least one additional class will be held in our bee yard. Cost of the class is $50 and includes the book, handouts, a one-year membership in Scioto Valley Beekeepers and a one-year membership in our state organization, the Ohio State Beekeepers Association. Spouses and children 18 years of age or younger are welcome to join you in the class for an additional $5 each. Due to the size of the room, registration is limited and your payment holds your place in the class. The class has filled up before April each of the past 5 years. For more information, email sciotovalleybeekeepers@yahoo.com