So You Want to be a Beekeeper

Saturday, August 10 - 11:30 AM

Saturday August 10, 11:30am-12:30pm

Nina Bagley has been an urban beekeeper in Columbus, Ohio for 20 years. Nina worked with a master beekeeper for eight years, raising queens. She has several apiaries in the city, raising her own Queens, and has her own Ohio Queen Bee LLC business. Nina has completed DR. Joe Latshaw’s instrumental insemination class in addition to completing the Master Beekeeping class taught by Dr. Jerry Bromenshank, a program through the University of Montana. Nina avidly collects early bee books and history from the 1800s and writes articles such as "Bees and Women" for the Bee Culture Magazine. Nina has managed the Bee Pavilion at the Ohio State Fair for ten years, sponsored by the Ohio State Beekeepers Assoc. (OSBA). NIna also oversees the State House bees, the Franklin Park Conservatory bees, and the bee hives at the Scioto Audubon Metro Park. She also managed the Frank Fetch Park Bees in 2010 which was the first pilot hive placed in a park in Downtown Columbus, Ohio. She is currently the Franklin County Bee Inspector for Ohio. Nina also mentors inner city youth, educating them on the importance of honeybees.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Current members are FREE, non-members are $10.00. Members, please make sure your membership is current. We will check the status of all members registering for the class and will let you know if your membership has expired if you are not sure.


505 W Whittier St
Columbus , OH 43215
Event Type


Grange Insurance Audubon Center

Date / Time

Saturday, August 10, 2024
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM


(614) 545-5479
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