Welcome to The Portage County Beekeepers Association website!

Updated on January 6, 2016 by Mary Ann Amoroso

bzzzz 2016 Calendar of Events

All meeting are held at Maplewood Career Center (look for the map on the Contact Page).
    • January 21, 2016 7:30pm - John Grafton will be speaking on getting ready for spring. There will also be election of officers.
    • March 17, 2016 7:30pm
    • May ??, 2016 2:00pm - Field Day
    • July ??, 2016 2:00pm - Summer Picnic
    • November 17, 2016 7:30pm

The Portage County Beekeepers Association is an organization for the novice and professional beekeepers in the Portage County Ohio area. Joining is easy. For just $5.00 per year you can enjoy all the benefits of our organization including our meetings, Field Day and Summer Picnic.  Dues are payable at any of our meetings (see the calendar below). 

During Field Day we have a hands-on learning experience. We open hives, check for the queen, look for warning signs of problem, such as varroa mites or hive beetles, and have many experienced beekeepers ready to answer your questions. You don't want to miss this opportunity.

We have a mentoring program for new beekeepers or anyone who would like some personal help. Feel free to contact any of our mentors from the list on the left.

Thank you for looking and we hope to see you soon.

Updated on February 8, 2016 by Mary Ann Amoroso

bzzzz Dan Kaminski Receives Unique Plaque for Dedicated Service to Portage County Beekeepers

On January 21, 2016, Dan and Peg Kaminski celebrated over 51 years of combined service to the Portage County Beekeepers Association. Dan and Peg were awarded with a plaque dedicated to their service at the monthly bee meeting located at Maplewood Career Center on Thursday, January 21, 2016 from 7:30 pm until 9:00 pm. Maplewood Career Center is located at 7075 OH-88 in Ravenna, OH. All are welcome at the meetings.
See the story and picture in the Record Courier:


Stay tuned for the 2016 Portage County Beekeepers meeting schedule


  • Dan Kaminski
  • Ed Kibler
  • Jerry Guyette
  • Fred Lauck
  • Tracy Alacron
    Portage County
  • Please feel free to contact a mentor in your area.