Our Misson

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

LCBA Meeting 6:15 pm

October 11, 2019

Inspection of Memorial Hives. Members meeting open to Q&A.

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.

Field Day

LCBA 100th

26th Annual Field Day

Saturday, June 6, 2019

Guest Speaker: to be announced

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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, 7:00 PM

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

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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

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President's Message

October 2019

Wow! Did LCBA ever shine, what an event the 100th anniversary was, the thank you list is too long to print here, but we are working on it. The people, our friends and guests, fellow beekeepers and of course a special thank you to Dr. Jim Tew and wife Vallie our Master of Ceremonies and special guests Kim and Kathy Flottum from Bee Culture, Barb Blotchier State Apiarist, State Representative Dick Stein, Wellington Mayor Hans Schneider and wife, Sharon Sweda County Commissioner, and of course a good representation from other state and local beekeeping organizations ,etc. etc. etc. The food was great thanks to Fligner’s Catering of Amherst, Raffles and auction items brought in over 6,200.00 and still counting. A special thank you to all our sponsors, see below, and we certainly hope you frequent these businesses and thank them personally with your financial support. The servers did a great job thanks to Tracy and son Preston Cairns, Wellington High School Soccer Boosters President, Tammie Krakomperger for, the excellent table service, thank you, thank you. I’m sure there will be many posted pictures in the next few weeks for all to see and enjoy and also a special thanks to Mike Yuhas for the rolling picture show that entertained us throughout the evening, nothing was missing everything was in perfect order. A special thank you to the Ohio Senate and House, Lorain County Commissioners, and the Village of Wellington, in the form of Procla-mations and Resolutions, honoring LCBA with representation from each of these offices as well.

It has been brought to my attention for those who missed this 100th festivities that we are already working on the 150th celebration so feel free to jump in at any time.

Auction Item Donors:
Jim Duffy and Medina Farmers Exchange
Root Candles, Medina Ohio
Southwest Airlines, Adam Beck
Wellington Bed and Breakfast
Dairy Queen and the Pierson Family
Bill Vittori
Denise Vasel and the Lettuce Heads Farm
Sokolowski’s University Inn
Don’t Poke the Bear Apiary
Judy Schultz and Family
Queen Right Colonies, Ltd.

This month because of the 100th celebration we are (not) having a formal meeting, however there (will be) a meeting in the memorial bee yard conducted by Gene Gargas, Randy Leiby, John Rose and maybe a few others, of course any in attendance may ask questions, please bring veils and everyone is welcome to participate. Thank you all very much for making LCBA the best organization on planet earth, you the membership prove this every year.