Monthly meetings are the second Thursday of every month at 6:00pm
Good Shepherd United Methodist Church
310 E Main St. Circleville
If you are interested in joining - attend a meeting!
(enter at the back, down the stairs)
Lithopolis Honeyfest Fast Approaching
Scioto Valley Beekeepers conducts the honey extraction exhibit at the
Lithopolis Honeyfest, Sept. 6-7, 2019.
Volunteers are needed on both Friday and Saturday.
A crew takes off honey from the Slate Run hives and moves it to a building in the middle of the Honeyfest where the extraction demonstrations take place during the two days of the festival. Judging by the number of people who crowd around to watch, the demonstration is a very popular event. SVB members are needed to help for a few hours during the two days. Even first-year beekeepers can help! If you know basic information about honey bees and beekeeping you’ll be real experts in the eyes of the visitors.
Upcoming Honey Shows
Entering honey contests and displays is one of the best ways to promote beekeeping to the public. There are several in the area this summer and fall. It is acceptable to use honey or hive products from the 2019 harvest or previous year (2018) for judging.
Lithopolis Honeyfest: Sept. 6-7. Entries can be dropped off Sept. 2-4 at Conrad Hive and Honey, or Sept. 6 from 9-11 a.m. at the festival. Scioto Valley Beekeepers sponsor the Dan Cottrell Best of Show Award. No entry fee and first place awards are $20. Three, 1-pound glass bottles required for extracted honey entries.
Fairfield County Fair – Oct. 6-12.
Circleville Pumpkin Show: Oct. 16-19.
Ohio State Beekeepers Association Fall Conference: Nov. 2 in Plain City.