Mission

Black Swamp Beekeepers Association exists to help support Northwest Ohio beekeepers through leadership, mentoring, education and training.

Initiatives

Honeybee Knowledge, Planting for Pollinators, Healthy Colonies and Educational Communities

Origin

The BSBA was started on April 2nd, 2017 through necessity to have a local association, as the closest club was over an hour away. Our founding board members (Jamie Walters, Doug Franzdorf, Jeff Ort, Shelly Ort, Audra Smith & Bill Brubaker) have worked together to hold monthly meetings, beginner internship classes and advanced internship classes. We are also an affiliate member of Ohio State Beekeepers Association (OSBA) in 2017.

Monthly Meetings

Please join us at our monthly meetings! They’re held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month (February – November) at the Defiance County Extension Office – 6879 Evansport Rd., Defiance.

Meetings start promptly at 7pm with the Pledge of Allegiance, followed by the Business Meeting, and ending with educational training and discussion.

Annual membership is $20.00 per member or $25.00 for a family. This helps offset the costs of speakers, printed materials, signage, and office materials.

2018-19 Officers

Jamie Walters

Jamie Walters

President

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Dee Walters

Historian

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Doug Severt

Vice President

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Audra Smith

Audra Smith

Chairlady

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Shelly Ort

Shelly Ort

Secretary

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Bill Brubaker

Bill Brubaker

Chairman

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Jeff Ort

Jeff Ort

Treasurer

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