Greene County Beekeepers Association members are hobbyists or full-time beekeepers who are dedicated to the care and future of honey bees in and around Greene County, Ohio. Some of our members are just getting started as beekeepers, and some have enjoyed their apiaries for decades! All share an interest in the wonderful and remarkable world of apis mellifera. Our goal is to promote the world of honeybees and apicultural activities. We invite anyone interested in learning more about bees and beekeeping to come to our next meeting or event and join our organization.
If you have any questions, or just want more information, please contact GCBA.
Erin Evans certified is an EAS Certified Master Beekeeper in 2008. She focuses her educationalprograms on small and mid scale sustainable beekeeping practices for northern beekeepers. Erin’s apiary management program centers around following the bees own habits and behaviors and working with those systems to enhance apiary and colony level health. Erin teaches queen rearing, swarm management, natural mite control and sustainable harvesting to create a management plan that reduces or eliminates the need for chemical inputs in the hive while maximizing colony strength.
Erin utilizes a wide variety of hive styles in her operation, including several year round observation hives, Warre hives, AZ (Slovenian) hives, 8 frame, and traditional 10 frame langstroth hives, and others. A self proclaimed “gadgety beekeeper”, Erin demonstrates a fluency between colony styles which informs a unique perspective on equipment management decisions. Erin is the recipient of three SARE grant awards demonstrating increased colony survival through utilization of northern raised queens.
Erin currently manages a mid-size apiary of approximately 70 colonies based in Portland Maine as a sideline to her full time job as the Director of Finance at Maine Audubon.
We routinely meet the third Tuesday of each month, February – November at 7:00 p.m. in Xenia, OH
See the About Us page for maps and directions.
Please note: New Location
Greene County Parks & Trails Facility
635 Dayton-Xenia Rd, Xenia, OH