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End of Summer Classic

Saturday, September 24, 2022
Time: 9 am - 4:00 pm
Rain or Shine!

Lorain County Fairgrounds
23000 Fairgrounds
Road, Wellington, OH 44090

Lorain County Beekeepers Association will be hosting their second annual “End of Summer Classic” festival on Saturday, September 24, 2022 at the Lorain County from 9 am to 4:00 pm. This will be a community educational day with three expert speakers on beekeeping. We will have bee activities, activities for kids, vendors, fair food, games, door prizes, raffles and car show. Our mission is to promote Beekeeping through education, cooperation, or any other efficient means.

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Beginner Beekeeping

Class 2022

March 4, 11, 18 and 25, 2022

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Classes, 7-9 pm:
March 4:  Beekeeping Equipment
March 11:  Managing your Beehive
March 18:  First Two Months as a Beekeeper
March 25:  Summer & Fall Management

Hands -On Field Day: Saturday, June 4, 2022

Bonus Class, Fall Wrap-Up Class: Saturday, September 9, 2022

Getting Your Bees Ready for Winter

Class Registration 2022 Form


President's Message

May 2022

Hello LCBA !
Spring has sprung, rain has stopped, sun is shining, bees are swarming, flowers are blooming, did I say bees are swarming, again?

Looks like it’s going to be one of those years that winter ends and summer begins. Do not take those wraps off too early. I know it is inconvenient to work around, but if you must, do not them off (all) at once, or take them off gradually in layers. As one beekeeper found out this year already, premature insulation removal can and will kill brood in an otherwise well-developed colony.

It is an honor to welcome back Tom Nolan to once again address the number one problem in beekeeping today and into the foreseeable future - Varroa. Tom is a representative of Nod Global, the manufacturer of Formic Acid, Mite-Away and the Bee Cozy, and more, based in Canada.

I consider this a must meeting for all beekeepers.

See you Friday!

LCBA Building Fund

LCBA is dedicating it’s fundraising efforts this year to raise funds for a permanent home for Lorain County Beekeepers Association. Wouldn’t it be great to have our meetings, education and other beekeeping activities in a home away from home? Looking for ways to donate or assist in fundraising?? See Sheila St. Clair at all members meetings to share your ideas!

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Lorain County Beekeepers Association located in the "heart of it all", Lorain County, Ohio. LCBA was founded in 1919 as a non-profit organization committed to educating the public about the value of honeybees and the impact honeybees have on our world.

Celebrating 50 Years in radio broadcasting, WOBL/WDLW has been serving Lorain County and beyond. Supporting large and small business, Nonprofit organizations, schools and much more! A rich mix of beautiful music and talk radio talent!
Lorain County Beekeepers are proud listeners!

LCBA Newsletter

LCBA Members Meeting

All general membership meetings are held the second Friday of each month unless otherwise advertised.  All meetings are open to the public.

When: 2nd Friday of the month, 7:00 PM Where: Life Church
1033 Elm Street, Grafton, OH  44044

LCBA Officers Meeting

All members are invited to attend.  Any items you would like to discuss, please submit to a board member at the members meeting that month.

When: The last Thursday of each month, 6:30 PM

Where: Life Church
1033 Elm Street, Grafton, OH  44044

Become a member today!

To join LCBA, download the Membership Form below, complete the form and mail to: Gene Gargas
c/o LCBA
2410 Brook Haven Lane
Hinckley, OH 44233

Membership Form

LCBA Youth Education Program

To advance the LCBA’s mission of educating the public about the value of honeybees and the impact honeybees have on our world, the Association sponsors a Youth Education Program.

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Mission Statement

To promote beekeeping through education, cooperation, or any efficient means.

Our Mission


28th Annual Field Day

Saturday, June 4, 2022

Time: 10 am- Rain or Shine!

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Where: Queen Right Colonies, Ltd.
43655 State Route 162
Spencer, Ohio 44275

Saturday, June 4th starts 10 a.m. promptly, come early to register, 9:30 am. This is a free event for the whole family sponsored by LCBA and QRC. Come and bring a friend and don't forget your veil. Parking will be available in the west field or at the QRC blue warehouse west of the farm and walk to the event.


LCBA Meeting

May 13, 2022, 7:00 PM

Tom Nolan, OD: Formic Pro, Organic Mite Treatments

Tune into WOBL to hear the new LCBA commercial. Thank you WOBL/WDLW for supporting local!