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

Being president or board member of LCBA is never dull, LCBA beginner classes, world’s best Field Day, world’s best County Fair, End of Summer Classic, planning meetings, bee yard classes, board meetings and I'm sure more.

It is difficult to keep up the standard and reach even higher than the year before, but this current board seems to do so effortlessly. We are looking for fresh ideas and members to help press LCBA on into the future. You do not need to be experienced in anyway, we have all learned on the job and I am sure you can as well.

Nominations are being accepted for all positions of office in LCBA for the year 2022. Please see any board member to volunteer or nominate any individual you think can and would help at our next meeting. Nominations close at the Nov. meeting and elections take place at the Dec. meeting!

Oct. 8th meeting will be our annual fall banquet and auction. It has always been great fun and
entertainment for all attendees, if you have never attended an LCBA fall banquet/auction make sure you put this event on your calendar and you will never miss another! See other pertinent information elsewhere in this edition of the Buzzzz. We will also have a honey tasting contest at the Nov. 12th meeting and those taster bottles will be handed out at the Oct. 8th meeting. Of course the annual trophy will be awarded at the Dec. 10th meeting only the best need enter, which means ME.


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

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

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Our Misson

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


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

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