Barry Conrad passed away on Sept. 30, 2020.
He was a spokesperson in the media for central Ohio's beekeeping community and it was Barry's enthusiasm for beekeeping that led him and the late Arnold Crabtree to start the Lithopolis Honeyfest in 2007. 
Barry was a founding member of our club and active in Central Ohio Beekeepers Association and the national American Beekeeping Federation. He was responsible for the first honey display at the Ohio State Fair, which has led to the creation of the Ohio State Beekeeping Pavillion.

Telling the Bees is a traditional European custom in which bees would be told of important events in their keeper's lives. 

It is here we will remember our friends from Scioto Valley Beekeepers who have passed on, but will not be forgotten.
Bill Davis passed away on Nov. 29, 2020.  He was a member of Scioto Valley for six years and Bill Huhman remembers him as a man interested in the "health and viability of his hives."  Bill had served as an guardian for numerous Honor Flights that transport U.S. military veterans to Washington, D.C. to see the memorial of the respective war in which they fought.
John Trimmer passed away on February 18, 2021. John loved the outdoors and turned that love into a career in agricultural real estate and farm management. He and his son Darcy were in Scioto Valley Beekeepers Bee School in 2019. John and his wife Eva were fans of comb honey.

Dwight Beery passed away suddenly on November 9, 2021. He and his granddaughter, Ruth, were in our 2017 beekeeping class. He said he lost all his hives, so be better get a class under his belt before he started again. Dwight was a Ross County Deputy Sheriff, employed at DuPont for 25 years and a life-long supporter of 4H. He was a member of the Red Cross, the Farm Bureau, and a 1st Lieutenant in the Civil Air Patrol.
Jody Carrico died Mar. 12, 2009. She was our first...alot of things. She started everything we needed to become a club, website, bank account, membership dues, etc. This is her and her husband Marty. 
Dan Cottrell passed away on Sept. 15, 2013. He was the creator of our club's logo, our first Vice-President and held center stage at the extraction demonstrations at Lithopolis HoneyFest. If there was a campfire, he would sing along with Tony Ellis and never miss a word. 
Stephen Brown passed on June 5, 2017. He was a new member of our club and enjoyed making all of his own equipment.
David and Rose Farabaugh were founding members of the club. David passed away Dec. 24, 2017 and Rose on Jan. 18, 2019. They are remembered for their generosity in donating equipment to the club when beekeeping was no longer an activity for them. A plate with their names remain on their extractor, now used by members of our club.
Arnold Crabtree passed away on Sept.5, 2019.
He was the founder of Scioto Valley and numerous other Beekeeping clubs. He and Barry started the Lithopolis HoneyFest. There is a museum of Arnold's antique bee equipment in the extraction demonstration building. He was always talking about the importance of bee's and therefore, beekeepers. 
Carmen Conrad died unexpectedly Sept. 16, 2023. Only a week after we talked with her at the Lithopolis Honey Festival, which she and her late husband Barry, helped establish in 2007. She was a founding member of Scioto Valley, OSBA officer, mentor and beekeeping advocate. Where Carmen went, an ABF Queen or Princess was sure to follow as Carmen was a long time host and judge for the royalty. We will always remember your lessons taught for displaying products of the hive and how can we forget your smile....