Ohio County Beekeeping School Scheduled for April 14, 2018

The Ohio County Beekeepers, Inc. will be hosting a beekeeping school on April 14, 2018 at the Ohio County Extension Office (1337 Clay Street, Hartford, KY 42347). Pre-registration is $15 per person and includes lunch. Pre-registration ends April 13, 2018. Registration at the door is $20 per person on the day of the event.


Registration 7:45am to 8:45am

8:45am – 9:00am Opening

9:15am – 10:00am

  • Class Room A – Beginning Beekeeping – Jacob Osborne
  • Class Room B – Plants for bees – Shannon Trimboli
  • Class Room C – Pest Management – Chris Renfrow

10:45am – 11:00am

  • Class Room A – How to get free Bees – Obbie Todd & Jerry Morgan
  • Class Room B – Managing hives for increased honey – John Benham
  • Class Room C – Splits – Jacob Osborne

11:am to 12:00pm

  • Class Room A – Honey Extraction and Sales – John Benham
  • Class Room B – Plants for Bees – Shannon Tromboli
  • Class Room C – Intro to Queens – Chris Renfrow

12:00pm – 1:00 pm  Lunch

1:00pm – 1:45pm Speaker President of Kentucky State Beekeepers Jacob Osborne

Auction ends at 2:00pm

2:00pm – 2:45pm

  • Class Room A – Beginning Beekeeping- Jacob Osborne
  • Class Room B – Beekeeping Equipment – Nicholas Rothgerber
  • Class Room C – Pest Management – Chris Renfrow

3:00pm – Closing, – Chris Renfrow

  • Door prizes (must be present to win)
  • Silent auction winners

Class Room A – Main extension Building
Class Room B – Main extension building
Class Room C – On the hill

Basic Beekeeping
Installing packages, nucs, what to expect your first year, necessary

Plants for honey bees
Author Shannon Trimboli will discuss plants beneficial for pollinators
and honey bees in Kentucky

Pest Management
Techniques for controlling pests, such as varroa mites, small hive
Beetles, wax moths and other pests.

How to get Free Bees
Catching swarms, cut outs, trap outs and bait hives

Managing Hives for honey production
Getting the most from your hives

Honey extraction and Sales
How to extract, bottle and label honey

Intro to Queens
Basic Queen rearing

Creating new hives from established hives

Beehive Equipment
Needed equipment for beekeeping and how to use.

For more information contact
Kristi Willoughby