OTS Beekeeping Registration


OTS Beekeeping - “On-the-spot” Self-Sufficient Beekeeping Strategies For Novice and Expert Alike

“OTS Beekeeping”

Event Registration

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OTS Beekeeping Event Registration

Saturday, Feb 2nd, 2019, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., Louisville, KY

Designed for both novice and expert beekeepers, the OTS method of beekeeping is so much more than learning how to raise queens “on the spot” without grafting in your own apiary, it is also a method to control mites, increase honey production, decrease colony collapse, and never have to buy bees again.

Space is limited to 120 seats. Register now to reserve a spot and to help us have an idea of how many will attend. This event is free and open to the public, but we are taking donations to help us with the cost. Suggested donation amount $10.

All amounts donated support the local Kentuckiana Beekeepers Association non-profit beekeeping club to provide excellent educational content and events to the public and KBA members. During checkout, our preferred payment system is paypal as it charges us less fees, but we will accept either payment method. If you do have a paypal account and can use it, we thank you greatly!

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Mel Disselkoen strives to identify the natural behaviors and seasonal reproductive cycles of the honeybee and then direct those behaviors toward a profitable objective. "Since honeybee behavior is naturally directed towards survival and increase, beekeepers can adapt their management and business models to the honeybee's natural instincts so that stress is minimized and performance is optimized. By working within this philosophy of cooperating with nature, I have found that the best bee is the bee that can overwinter in your area." -Mel Disselkoen


Mel Disselkoen

Author & Beekeeper

Mel Disselkoen was born on a farm in a Dutch settlement in South Dakota. He grew up with an independent farming mentality of hard work and creative problem solving. He has kept bees for over 40 years and is familiar with all facets of beekeeping. Today Mel enjoys observing honeybee behavior and teaching beekeepers how to use his OTS method to self-sufficiently reach their objectives.

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South Central Regional Library
7300 Jefferson Blvd.
Louisville, KY 40219

The new 40,000-square-foot South Central Regional Library provides service for more than 160,000 people in south central Jefferson County. Filled with new books and cutting edge technology, the library is a place that encourages learning at all stages of life. The eco-friendly, LEED* Gold-certified facility received the highly prestigious American Architectural Award for 2018.

Meeting room location

Meeting room location

If joining from out-of-town, the event is near a variety of restaurants and shopping.


Mel’s book, “OTS Queen Rearing: A Survival Guide for Beekeepers Worldwide” will be for sale at the event. The cost is $70 and Mel does take credit card. If paying with cash, deal directly with Mel, the library cannot make change. Learn more about OTS Beekeeping at www.mdasplitter.com.