The Warren County Beekeepers Association - Warren County, Ohio

About Us
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 1:00 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 discussion.

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Warren County Beekeepers Association Introduction to Beekeeping flyer

outside (1 MB PDF)
inside (1.8 MB PDF)

We meet at the Lebanon Presbyterian Church 123 N. East St. Lebanon, OH 45036 Room 102. *street map*

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 the hall.

Our next meeting is 1:00 PM Sunday, June 12, 2016 at Lebanon Presbyterian Church. (There is no May meeting due to Mother's Day)

** Local Honey for Sale by WCBA Members **

Name Phone Email Area Status
Merrill Fromer (513) 594-1548 Lebanon Honey in stock
Marion Ackman (513) 683-1498 Loveland/Maineville Honey in stock
Ray Alley (Chris' Honey) Everywhere + Lebanon Farmer's Market Honey in stock
Tony Williamitis (513) 932-0283 Oregonia/Lebanon Sold out

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Forms and Documents
WCBA Mentor List (PDF)

Club Library
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
Books (PDF)
DVDs and Videos (PDF)
American Bee Journal Collection (PDF)
Bee Culture Magaxine Collection (PDF)
ABJ & Bee Culture Collection (Excel Spreadsheet with tabs)

Useful Links
The Guide to Beekeeping for Adults and Kids Thank you to The Seattle Girl Scouts!
The Bee's Knees Thanks for the link, Sofia!
SouthWestern Ohio Beekeepers Association (SWOBA)
Brown County Beekeepers Association
Ohio State Beekeepers Association (OSBA)
The Ohio State University Honey Bee Lab
Chris' Honey


Email the Webmaster: Tony Williamitis

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