March 25, 2020 - 1:26pm -- young.1414@osu.edu

We appreciate your understanding about the cancellation of this year's Southwestern Ohio Beekeeper School due to the COVID-19 pandemic. To help fill at least a small part of the void for new beekeepers, we will be offering the first two sessions of the Beginner’s Beekeeping tract virtually. The tract will be available live online on March 28, 2020 beginning at 9 a.m. Preregistration is required to get access to the training. There is no charge for this virtual training.

9 a.m.  Part 1: Honeybee Basics – The first session will cover what a beekeeper should know about honeybee biology, bee breeds, pheromones in the hive and the role they play, foraging behavior, and nutrition.

10 a.m. – Part 2: Equipment Basics – The second session will detail what equipment is necessary for a beginner beekeeper, what is optional and things to think about when considering where to locate your apiary.

Click here to register for the virtual training.