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The South Western Ohio Beekeepers Association is a non-profit organization. Our mission is to develop beekeeping interest and skill in beginners through veteran beekeepers.

SWOBA is made up of beekeepers from Hamilton, Butler, Clermont, and Warren counties in Ohio and some from Indiana and Kentucky. We have some beekeepers with more than 50 years of experience.

Another goal is to increase the awareness of honeybees and their importance to our environment and food supply. Producing honey with ones own bees is certainly a satisfying by-product to keeping bees. Most members keep two to four hives, but several have seven to fifteen and a few have forty or more. Most members produce honey, beeswax, pollen, and propolis for personal use and as gifts. Some members make a part of their income from the sale of these products. Annual membership dues are Five Dollars.

Beekeeping Books: 

To order these books, please email

Dr. Dewey M Caron.

Scheduled Beekeeping Meetings

Our meetings will be a combination of IN-PERSON and ONLINE Zoom meetings. SWOBA members will receive meeting invites as they come up. Please check the Meetings tab for the coming meetings. 



Next in-person meetings at Parky's Farm are:

April 20, 2024 @ Noon

July 13, 2024 @ Noon

September 14, 2024 @Noon

Next Online Zoom Meetings are:

February 25, 2024 @ 7:30 PM     September 29, 2024 @ 7:30 PM     

March 31, 2024 @ 7:30 PM          October 30, 2024 @ 7:30 PM

April 28, 2024 @7:30 PM              November 17, 2024 @ 7:30 PM

August 25, 2024 @ 7:30 PM




2024 Annual Beekeepers School sign up



Please email us at for help 

Queens' Sources

Randy Oliver       Scientific Beekeeping

Kirk Webster       Kirk Webster website

Michael Palmer    French Hill Apiaries

SWOBA Officers

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