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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.

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

Class Dates: March 6, 13, 20,& 27, 2020

Cost: $50 – includes one-year membership for you and other family members living at the same address in the LCBA and a monthly newsletter by e-mail. Books will be available for an additional $23 fee during classes.

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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


Mission Statement

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

LCBA Meeting


April 10

Members Meeting is canceled.

Beginners Beekeeping Class 3 will be broadcasted on the internet.

April 17

Beginners Beekeeping Class 4 will be broadcasted on the internet.

List of LCBA Events

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26th Annual Field Day

Saturday, June 6, 2020

Guest Speaker: Charles Linder

LCBA Virtual Beekeeping Classroom

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25th Annual Beginner Beekeeping Class - 2020

President's Message

March 2020

Well here we are, in the middle of beekeeping classes again and it looks as if the turn
out is good again this year. With good instructors and good attendance we are off to a
great new year in beekeeping. I would like to remind all the new beekeepers that you
are now a member of LCBA and you are a part of all we do as an organization. With
that in mind, next month, April 10th, Barbara Bloetscher will be our guest speaker and
she will help new beekeepers through our first hive inspection here, at our regular
meeting place, weather permitting, plus Barbara is our guest speaker for the day.

We are trying to locate the (five) best bee yards in Lorain County and we need your
help in doing so. We need pictures of your bee yard, as many 5 X 7's as you are will to
part with, but any size will do. The winners will have their story and pictures put in The
Buzzzz and prominently displayed at the Lorain County Fair this year. We are also
thinking about a tour of the five winning locations later in the summer to early fallseason
if the beekeepers wishes, there will be more information as the season progresses.
It is early, no rush but we would like to have all pictures in by Junish, pictures
will be judged by members present at the June meeting.

There will be a meeting in the church auditorium this month about the apiary inspection
program for regular members. After the meeting, we ask that you do not disturb
the beginner classes which will be in progress at that time.




LCBA 100th

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Field Day 2020