2021 End of

Summer Classic

Keynote Speakers:

Eugene Makovec &

Tom Nolan

September 11, 2021

Time: 9 am - 5 pm
Rain or Shine!

Lorain County Fairgrounds
23000 Fairgrounds
Road, Wellington, OH 44090

Keynote Bee Speakers, Eugene Makovec, Editor, American Bee Journal and Tom Nolan, North American Sales Representative of  NOD Apiary Products.

Guest Speakers, Dr. James Tew from Wooster, Ohio and Earl Hoffman of Strong Microbials, Inc.

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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, 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 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

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 Class: Saturday, September 25, 2022

Getting Your Bees Ready for Winter


President's Message

September 2021

Hello to all LCBA's great beekeepers, the best in all of beekeeping! I hope you have managed the mite population this year and you have a bumper crop of honey. I also hope you also made it to the Greatest Fair on Earth (The Lorain County Fair) and of course what makes it the GREATEST, is the Blow-out LCBA display seen and admired by all, and the theme (Alice in Honeyland) was a huge success and next year will be even better. I am looking forward to Gene’s treasures report of the fair to see the financial results for sellers and LCBA alike, for all you new beekeepers you really want to show and sell honey next year.

Now for some more good news, the End of Summer Classic on 9/11 is looking good. Lots of vendors and not only in beekeeping, but for the non-beekeeper alike. 40 plus vendors plus two (2) car cruise-in's, a bounce-house for the children, dunk-tank, rabbit and cavy show and more! All for two (2) bucks!!, Not to mention several of the best speakers in beekeeping. This takes place again at the Lorain County Fairgrounds, plenty of parking and fair food for the whole family and it all starts at 9:00 am. You can find a full description on LCBA's Facebook and website, this event will place LCBA in a category all by itself as if we are not there already, one of our many firsts.

Your illustrious President


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.

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LCBA Meeting

October 8, 2021

6:00 Memorial Hive Opening

Review for all sellers from all apiaries
7:00 Fall Banquet with Building Fund Auction


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