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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

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




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

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

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

President's Message

November 2022

I cannot remember a nicer fall then the one we are currently experiencing, but I'm afraid winter will crash into Ohio all of a sudden. As predicted, and relayed to the membership at last meeting, I am already taking calls about colonies with little honey stores and what to do, now. The window to do simple, preemptive solutions to prevent starvation, prior to the onset of winter has almost closed.

This month we are honored to have Jeannie Saum as a speaker, her subject matter is Health Benefits of Hive Products. I would really recommend you visit Jeannie's web site https://beepothecary.square.site/ to be better informed about who she is, what she does, and the products she sells. I'm also sure if you placed and order on line she would be willing to bring it to the meeting, plus she will have product on site at the meeting as well.

We have a lot going on at this meeting, I might add, as usual. If you have, what you consider to be good tasting honey, this is the meeting to find out in a completely unbiased contest just how good it is. Three honey connoisseurs well determine the best tasting honey in Lorain County, Friday night, and the winner will have their name added to a trophy to be held in the winner's possession until unseated. There will also be a chili cook-off as well, the best tasting chili in Lorain County, with places and prizes into third place, 1st place 40.00, 2nd 30.00, third 20.00, winner to be determined by members at large. Last, but not least, nominations for officers will close at the conclusion of Friday night's meeting, please consider taking an office in the best beekeeping organization in the world. See you there Friday night the 11th, doors will open at 6:30 by whoever gets there first.

PS. In my personal opinion Denzil has been the best president ever, in the 104 history of LCBA.

Your very humble and benevolent President,



Lorain County Beekeepers Association would like to thank the Lorain County Commissioners for their approval of the American Rescue Plan Act Non-Profit grant in the amount of $5,000 for our educational purposes. The grant award reflects the commitment of the Lorain County Board of Commissioners to the betterment of the quality of life for residents of all backgrounds in the county. "We appreciate your volunteerism and commitment to our community." A special thank you to Technology Systems Integration, LLC for the professional videography edits.


Beginner Beekeeping

Class 2023

March 3, 10, 17 and 24, 2023

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Classes, 7-9 pm:
March 3:  Beekeeping Equipment
March 10:  Managing your Beehive
March 17:  First Two Months as a Beekeeper
March 24:  Summer & Fall Management

Hands -On Field Day: Saturday, June 3, 2023

Bonus Class, Fall Wrap-Up Class: Saturday, September 8, 2023

Getting Your Bees Ready for Winter

Class Registration 2023 Form


Our Mission

LCBA Meeting

December 9, 2022

7:00 LCBA Holiday Potluck Party
White Elephant Gift Exchange and games

LCBA Officers Meeting
November 17, 2022: 6:oo PM

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