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Ohio 4-H Youth Development

Ohio State University Extension



Welcome TO 4-H Beekeeping!

Beekeeping offers learning and fun for 4-H members of all ages. Is beekeeping for you? We think so! Listen in as Mike Doseck of the Ohio State Beekeepers Association asks two of our accomplished members about their experience, advice, and love of bees.


Additional Information for Ohio 4-H Beekeeping Projects

Required Project Resources

Project book 641 Beekeeping Project and Record Book, available in Ohio State University Extension county offices and at Ohio residents get the best price when they order and pick up their purchases through local Extension offices. A description, sample pages, and ratings are available on Project Central.

Recommended Resources

Understanding the Honey Bee (free download from Purdue Extension, 29 pages)
Working with Honeybees (free download from Purdue Extension, 42 pages)
Advanced Beekeeping Methods (free download from Purdue Extension, 42 pages)

The Ohio State Beekeepers Association offers videos, documents, and other support at no cost. Be sure to read about the 4-H Partnership Program!

Need help? Many local beekeeping associations offer scholarships to youth interested in beekeeping. For more information, check with the beekeeping association in your area.