Welcome to The Portage County Beekeepers Association website!

Updated on March 15, 2016 by Geoff Westerfield


All meeting are held at Maplewood Career Center (look for the map on the Contact Page).

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:



  • End of April
    Nosema Workshop - Time-TBD
  • May 15, 2016
    Field Day - Installing Bees - 2:00pm
    Home of Norm Mack
  • May 19, 2016Regular Meeting - 7:00pm
    Regular Meeting - Maplewood Career Center - 7:00pm    Q&A panel discussion (bring your questions)
    Beepothecary will also have a booth set up.  Bring some cash to purchase some of their great products
  • July 21, 2016
    Regular Meeting - 7:00pm
    Speaker - Kent Waldek (Crafted Artisan Meadery) Topic - In's and Out's of Making Mead
  • August 6, 2016
    Making Mead Class
    Location - Label Peelers Kent, OH
  • August 13, 2016
    Making Honey Wheat Beer Class
    Location - Label Peelers Kent, OH
  • August 27 or 28, 2016
    Fall Field Day
  • September 15, 2016
    Regular Meeting - 7:00pm
    Speaker - TBD
  • November 17, 2016
    Regular Meeting - 7:00pm

    Topic - Oxalic Acid Speaker - TBD
  • Early 2017
  • First ever PCBA Beginner Beekeeping Classes