The Warren County Beekeepers Association - Warren County,
The Warren County Beekeepers Association is a non-profit
organization and has been meeting for more than 40 years. It is a
rich source of information. Many of the members have been keeping
bees for more than 15 years and at least one member for 50 years!
Harvesting the maximum honey is as much art as science, so being
able to ask questions to these long-time beekeepers has enabled
newer beekeepers to gain knowledge and confidence faster than they
possibly could on their own.
The club's regular meetings are held at 2:00 p.m. the second Sunday
of every month (except January) at The Lebanon Presbyterian Church
at 123 N. East Street in Lebanon, Ohio. Annual membership dues are
a bargain at only twenty dollars.
The membership is a diverse cross section of men and women from the
county. Some are young and bring new babies to meetings; some are
so old they can tell you the way it used to be done. Most members
keep two to four hives, but several have seven to fifteen and a few
have forty or more. Most members produce honey, beeswax, pollen,
and propolis for personal use and as gifts. A couple of members
make a part of their income from the sale of these products. A few
members keep bees just for the enjoyment of learning about and
observing these fascinating social insects.
Ohio has a rich history of beekeeping. The hobby was first
popularized over one hundred forty years ago. The worldwide craze
was based on a book of observations and methods written by Ohio
resident Lorenzo L. Langstroth. It showed people how to have easy
access to a sweetener, honey, for the first time by keeping bees.
After the Civil War he sold hives and queen bees all over the
country from his home in Oxford, Ohio. A queen bee sold then for
$20, about the same as today. Over in Medina, Ohio, the A. I. Root
Company built up to become a large factory with rail car sidings
and dozens of employees by selling precut parts for beehives, and
later beeswax candles.
NEW! We now have a Yahoo Group for member
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Warren County Beekeepers Association Introduction to Beekeeping
(1 MB PDF)
inside (1.8 MB PDF)
We meet at the Lebanon Presbyterian Church 123 N. East St.
Lebanon, OH 45036 Room 102.
There are two parking lots next to the church, you can park in
either. The entrance we use is off the parking lot next to E.
Warren St. There are 8 wide steps leading up to big double glass
doors. Go up the stairs, but at the top, turn right and follow the
sidewalk to a single windowless door. This leads into a stairwell
and you need to go down and make 2 lefts. We meet at the far end of
** Local Honey
for Sale by WCBA Members **
Monthly Newsletters (PDF)
Forms and Documents
WCBA Mentor List
The Club has a very useful collection of books, videos and
magazines for use by our members
We are in the process of cataloging our collection
DVDs and Videos (PDF)
American Bee Journal Collection
Bee Culture Magaxine
ABJ & Bee Culture Collection
(Excel Spreadsheet with tabs)
The Bee's Knees Thanks for the link, Sofia!
SouthWestern Ohio Beekeepers
Ohio State Beekeepers
The Ohio State University
Honey Bee Lab
Email the Webmaster: Tony Williamitis
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Page last updated 05/04/2013