3083 Liberty Road, Delaware, Ohio 43015

Apiary/Bees

The Stratford Ecological Center Apiary  Bee on flower

Dedicated to increasing the understanding of the vital role of honey bees, and all pollinators, in our food systems and ecosystems. The Stratford Ecological Center Apiary is a working, educational apiary offering unique educational opportunities to beekeepers and non-beekeepers alike.

 

Education & Training:

Stratford is proud to offer variety of our educational opportunities in partnership with several organizations across Ohio. Honey Bee presentations are available to your school or group.

For questions you may have about any of our bee classes or to schedule a unique bee program for your school or group, contact ‘Apiary’ Dave Noble at apiarydave@stratfordecologicalcenter.org

Beginner Beekeeping at Stratford Ecological Center

Registration opening soon!

Considering Keeping Bees:
Dates: Saturday, March 16
Time: 9am-noon
Cost: $10

Biology and Behavior Basics:
Date: Saturday, April 13
Time: 9am- noon
Cost: $25

Beekeeping Tools & Techniques:
Date: Saturday, May 11
Time: 9am- noon
Cost: $25

Biology Based Management Basics:
Date: Saturday, June 15
Time: 9am- noon
Cost: $25

Fall Management and Winter Prep:
Date: Saturday, August 10
Time: 9am- noon
Cost: $25

Registration opening soon!

Advanced Beekeeping at Stratford Ecological Center

Registration opening soon!

Introduction to Queen Rearing
Date: Saturday, April 6
Time: 9am- noon
Cost: $20

Feeding & Nutrition
Date: Saturday, April 13
Time: 1pm-4pm
Cost: $25

Varroa Mite:
Monitoring, Mitigation, & Management
Date: Saturday, May 11
Time: 1pm-5pm
Cost: $35

Hive Emergencies
Date: Saturday, June 1
Time: 9am- noon
Cost: $20

Finding the Queen
Date: Saturday, June 1
Time: 1pm-4pm
Cost: $25

Re-Queening
Date: Saturday, June 15
Time: 1pm-4pm
Cost: $25

Queen Handling
Date: Saturday, June 22
Time: 1pm-4pm
Cost: $35

Registration opening soon!

Advanced Beekeeping at
OSU Waterman Farm
Carmack Road
Columbus, OH 43210

Feeding & Nutrition
Date: Saturday, May 4
Time: 9am-noon
Cost: $25

Varroa Mite:
Monitoring, Mitigation, & Management
Date: Saturday, May 4
Time: 1pm-5pm
Cost: $35

Hive Emergencies
Date: Saturday, May 18
Time: 9am- noon
Cost: $20

Swarm Management
Date: Saturday, May 18
Time: 1–4pm
Cost: $20

Finding the Queen
Date: Saturday, June 8
Time: 9am-noon
Cost: $25

Re-Queening
Date: Saturday, June 8
Time: 1pm-4pm
Cost: $25

Registration opening soon!

Bees in the Classroom!

If you are a teacher, part of a home school group, or a member of a gardening, or environmental, club and you are looking for an exciting presentation about bees and pollinators then the Stratford Apiary has many ways to help you fill that need! Stratford can customize the subject matter, presentations, and programs to fit with your science, biology, and other curriculum!
Contact Dave Noble at apiarydave@stratfordecologicalcenter.org