Portage County beekeepers association
BEEKEEPING INFORMATION RESOURCES
As you begin your journey into the world of beekeeping you will undoubtedly have many questions.
It is hoped that this document will aide you in your endeavors.
OHIO DEPT. OF AGRICULTURE http://www.agri.ohio.gov/divs/plant/apiary/apiary.aspx
REGISTER YOUR APIARY
OHIO APIARY LAWS - http://codes.ohio.gov/orc/909
Below is a basic list of trusted sites with good pertinent information. This is not an all-inclusive list but should help you through the next 5+ years.
• “The Ohio State University Bee Lab” http://beelab.osu.edu/t08_pageview/Workshops_and_Webinars.htm
• Randy Oliver http://scientificbeekeeping.com/ This site is very informative and helpful.
• Honey Bee Health Coalition http://honeybeehealthcoalition.org
• University of Guelph http://www.uoguelph.ca/honeybee/videos.shtml this site has some good videos about basic beekeeping.
• Bee Informed Partnership https://beeinformed.org/
• NY Bee Wellness YouTube videos, with Randy Oliver-Dr. Medhat Nasr… https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7iM0M1_IwQPIKSpdMnCLjQ/videos
• Honey bee Pests and diseases https://extension.psu.edu/a-quick-reference-guide-to-honey-bee-parasites-pests-predators-and-diseases
• Small Hive Beetle information https://vincemasterbeekeeper.files.wordpress.com/2013/09/small-hive-beetle-ipm-hood.pdf
• Honey Bee Suite https://www.honeybeesuite.com/
• Kim Flottum- Beekeeping Today Podcast http://beekeepingtodaypodcast.com/
• Some Ohio Nectar and Pollen plants http://www.ccnybees.org/uploads/1/0/5/8/10585924/ohio_state_university_extension_factsheet_-_ohionectarplants.pdf
• GROWING DEGREE DAYS https://www.oardc.ohio-state.edu/gdd/CalendarView.asp
Eastern Apicultural Society (EAS) Master Beekeeper Program https://easternapiculture.org/programs/master-beekeepers/master-beekeepers-certification-program/
Ohio State Growing Degree Days Tool
Randy Oliver's Scientific Beekeeping
E.F. Phillips Library at Cornell University
Name Contact Info Supplies
Bob Bearss 216-544-6872 Packages, Woodenware
Peggy Garnes 330-723-6265 Queens
Laura Urban 330-608-3778 Woodenware, Queens, Packages, Nucs
Jerry Guyette 330-562-8916 Packages, Nucs
Kaminski Apiaries 330-673-0664 Packages, Nucs
Ed Kibler 330-296-4690 Packages, Nucs
Blue Sky Bee Supply www.blueskybeesupply.com Woodenware, general bee supplies
Hartville Honey Bee Farm 330-324-6023 www.Hartvillehoney.com Saskatraz & VSH-Italian Nucs.
Mary Lovin 330-325-3028 or email@example.com Nuc
Ohio Queen, Nuc and Package Suppliers
The following is a list of suppliers of Queens, Package Bees and Nucs who are members of OSBA. This list is not an endorsement or recommendation by OSBA.
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