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Tri-County Ohio Spring Workshop

By February 17, 2022No Comments


The 2022 Annual TCBA Spring Beekeepers Workshop March 4-5

Wooster, Ohio


FRIDAY EVENING – March 4, 2022: 5:00 – 8:00 pm Registration Open (Lobby in front of Fisher Auditorium) 5:00 – 6:30 pm Tours of the New Entomology Building (Across from Shisler) 6:30 – 9:00 pm Vendors are open at their discretion 7:00 – 8:00 pm Fisher Auditorium: · “Small Hive Beetle Management” by Barbara Bloetscher Fisher Conference Room: · “Beekeeping Overview & History” by Stark County Beekeepers Association 8:00 – 9:00 pm Social Hour – Cookies, coffee, and punch &/or tea


SATURDAY – March 5, 2022: 8:00 – 9:00 am Registration

8:00 – 9:30 am Honey Recipe Contest entries can be submitted 8:00 – 8:50 am – Fisher Auditorium 8:00 – 9:00 am Coffee, tea, hot chocolate and delicious Troyer’s Home Pantry donuts and sweet rolls Fisher Auditorium:

9:00 – 9:30 am Welcome and opening remarks by Mr. Randall Westfall, Workshop Committee Chairman 9:30 – 10:30 am Keynote Address – “The Benefits of Genetic Diversity Within Your Hives” by Dr. David Tarpy

10:30 -10:45 am Break

10:45 – 11:45 am Workshop Session 1 · Auditorium “Honey Bee Nutrition” by Jerry Hayes · Shisler A “What to Expect from the Inspector” by State Apiarist Barbara Bloetscher · Shisler B “Multiple Mating In Honey Bees” by Keith Delaplane · Fisher D “Introduction to Mead Making” by Jeremiah Geisinger · Fisher Conference Room “Who Keeps Bees/Bee Biology” by Stark County Beekeepers Association

LUNCH – Two lunch periods 1. Noon to 12:45 pm 2. 12:45 to 1:30 pm If it is not your time to have lunch, please take the time to visit our vendors. They not only have all the supplies you will need; they also have a wealth of knowledge.

1:30 – 2:30 pm Workshop Session 2 · Auditorium “Diagnosing Queen Problems” by David Tarpy · Shisler A “Making Creamed Honey” by Randy and Bren Leiby · Shisler B “Pollinator Partnership” by Keith Delaplane · Fisher D Left open to clean up and prepare for session 3 · Fisher Conference Room “Basic Equipment/Hive Location” by Stark County Beekeepers Association 2:30 -2:45 pm

Break 2:45 – 3:45 pm Workshop Session 3 · Auditorium “Honey Bee Genetics” by David Tarpy · Shisler A “Making Lotion Bars” by Sheila St. Clair · Shisler B “Out of Africa or Out of Asia” by Keith Delaplane · Fisher D “Advanced Mead Making” by Jeremiah Geisinger · Fisher Conference Room “Giving Bees a Good Start/Opening The Hive” by Stark County Beekeepers Association

4:00 – 4:45 pm Fisher Auditorium: What’s on Your Mind (Q & A session with Dr. Reed Johnson, Mr. David Tarpy, Mr. Keith Delaplane, and Ohio State Apiarist Barbara Bloetscher)

E-mail your questions to

4:30 pm Baking and guessing contest winners and closing comments Registration will open shortly.


The cost for preregistration is $45. Walk In price, IF space is available will be $75. There is a limit of 1000 attendees Please check the website to see if space is available or call (330) 801-1309

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