Beginner Beekeeping 

Class 2021

March 5, 12, 19 and 26, 2021

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Classes, 7-9 pm:
March 5:  Beekeeping Equipment
March 12:  Managing your Beehive
March 19:  First Two Months as a Beekeeper
March 26:  Summer & Fall Management
April 9: Members Meeting

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President's Message

February 2021

It would appear winter has finally arrived here in Lorain County; these are the times that try a beekeeper's heart,.... did I leave enough honey, should I go check, I should have done one more mite treatment, is that insulation still on and working
etc., on and on it goes.

Spring, springs hope eternal, they say and traditionally, at this point we have 6 more weeks of winter or at least according to Punxsutawney Phil. Personally I do not place much confidence in a ground burrowing rodent that sleeps his troubles
away, but that just me.

I think we have a great meeting planned and lined up this month, we have five bee inspectors from each of the following counties; John Reichel from Lorain County, Phil Bartosh from Cuyahoga County, Ron Zickefoose from Medina and Stark, Doug
Gerber from Stark. I call them the 5 tenors and I hope they will sing about the inspection program. Each will give an inspection report, and field as many questions as time will allow. This meeting is as always open to the public and as a result we would like for everyone to come with Covid pandemic precautions in mind. There are other things happening as well, look elsewhere in the Buzz for more information.

Your Illustrious Leader,

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.

Special Event with

Ray Olivarez

September 11, 2021

Lorain County Beekeepers Association & Queen Right Colonies Presents “Ray Olivarez” Owner and Operator of Olivarez Honey Bees, Orland California.

If you have not had the opportunity to listen to Ray Olivarez of Olivarez Honey Bees you don’t want to miss this event in September. Even though some details are not finalized we wanted to get the word out. We anticipate the turnout to be large that is why we have selected the Lorain County Fairground as our venue. Lots of space, parking, Grandstands, fresh air and a commercial building with all the accessories!

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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, 7:00 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 T-shirt Fundraiser

Nancy Dadas of University Tee’s will be donating 20% of all beekeeping t-shirt sales to LCBA. AND, if you are a member of LCBA, you will receive free shipping.

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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

LCBA Meeting

March 12, 2021

Members Meeting

5:30-6:30 pm

Beginner Beekeeping Class 2: 7-9 pm



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