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 

All meetings will be via ZOOM online meetings. SWOBA members will receive meeting invites as they come up. Please check the Meetings tab for the coming meetings. 

Annual Bee School

The annual bee school scheduled for has been canceled due to the corona virus issues.  It will NOT be rescheduled for this year.  Refunds will be made.

Order 2021 Bee Nucs Locally

Please email us at [email protected] for help 
(You must be SWOBA member) 

Queens' Sources 

Randy Oliver      Scientific Beekeeping 

Kirk Webster      Kirk Webster website 

Michael Palmer   French Hill Apiaries 

Gary Hardwick    1-513-225-6847

Andrew Kartal     1-513-382-8246

SWOBA Officers

Contact Information
Yaser Almusawy

yaser.almusawy (At) G -mail

Robert G. Pessler
513-471-9699 (leave message)

Sandra Murphy

Jennie Russell



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