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President's Message

July 2020

Not many beekeepers are interested in pollination and pollination services. Actually less
than one percent of beekeepers are engaged at all in the most important aspect of of this
very important hobby. Like many aspects of nature, it happens involuntary right under
our noses and we do not see it actually happening, I mean we see it, we see pollen in the
process of being collected we understand the process mentally, but it is taken for granted
and not thought about at all. But if it did not occur all the world would be alarmed and
take notice. Understand, a few years ago many of you were not beekeepers at all, and
never thought you would be engaged in beekeeping, but here you are. The future is difficult
to predict and because of this next meeting, you or maybe someone you know may
become a beekeeper involved in pollination, start a business, you may be the first generation
of many to follow.

Our speaker this month is Scott Barnes, a commercial beekeeper, who owns St. Joe
Valley Apiaries, from Three Rivers Michigan. You can see some of his operations on
LCBA's Facebook, our meeting starts at 7:00 p.m. For any New Class Members we will
open the memorial colonies at about 6:15 p.m., please bring a veil, we will need a volunteer
to work the colonies this month.

Also don't forget The Great Lorain County Fair is a "go" for August 23rd though the 30th
despite COVID, however there are many changes that need your consideration. Everyone
can help somehow and starting this year the theme is "Alice in Honey Land". For all the
sellers or personal intending to work the sales booth, a review of the guidelines will take
place at 6:00 p.m. and this is a required meeting for all sellers and individuals working
behind the sales booth.

See you there,


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 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

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Mission Statement

LCBA Meeting

August 14, 2020

6:15 pm  Members Meeting, possible discussion regarding Memorial Garden Planning.


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

Our Misson

Beginner Beekeeping  Class 2021

March 5, 12, 19 and 26, 2021

Click here for the Beginner Beekeeping Class Registration Form