Oldham County Beekeepers Association

Saving Bees by Educating Beekeepers

We are a friendly beekeeping group located in Oldham County, Kentucky. We educate and support local beekeepers through in-person and online education, community involvement, and sales opportunities. Our members are not exclusive to Oldham County. Many of our members join us from surrounding counties like Henry, Jefferson, Bullitt, Trimble and Spencer. We welcome anyone interested in bees and encourage you to come join the fun.

Things Happening Now

May Field Day – May 18th

Join us for our May field day as we learn “Beekeeping in the Outyard” with Tim Hollins at the beautiful La Minga Farms in Prospect! 

Tim Hollins operates New Albany Honey and Apiary and is currently running around 140 hives throughout the region. He has been active with both Kentuckiana and Oldham bee clubs. Time is a long serving board member of the KQBBA, and is active in their queen productions programs.

When: May 18, 2024 (Rain date 5/25/24) from 3PM-5PM

Where:
La Minga Farms Outyard with Tim Hollins
13021 W Hwy 42
Prospect, KY 40059

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June Field Day – June 22nd

We have an exciting morning planned at Don Chesak’s apiary with Phil Craft walking us through “Varroa Control”. This is an incredibly important issue and can make or break your hives. Phil Craft is a retired State Apiarist and the current President of the KSBA.

We are grateful for Don sharing his amazing apiary with us! He has a beautiful apiary set up and a bunch of great custom-made gear that is worth checking out. Join us for an informative and fun morning!

When: June 22, 2004 (Rain Date 6/23/24) from 10AM to 12PM

Where:
Cesak’s Apiary with Phil Craft
5000 S. Highway 53
Crestwood, KY 40014

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Ways to Get Involved

Learn Beekeeping

  • We provide education opportunities for new and experienced beekeepers.
  • In-person meetings with a variety of interesting topics taught by experienced club members and guest speakers (members only).
  • Continued support with both a private (members only) and public Facebook groups.

Join OCBA!

  • Joining OCBA gives you access to monthly in-person (and/or Zoom) educational meetings, as well as field days.
  • Access to class and past guest speaker videos; in case you miss or want to revisit a certain topic.
  • Access to our private Facebook group, which has a strong community of our local, Kentucky members.
  • Stay connected with opportunities for further education.

News & Events

  • Monthly newsletter with club announcements and meeting dates.
  • Meetings and events held often and updated on our site.
  • Six single-use guest passes per year

About Us

  • Learn about OCBA’s mission and focus
  • Meet our officers and club contributors