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-Up Class: Saturday, September 9, 2022

Getting Your Bees Ready for Winter


Field Day 2022

Saturday, June 4

President's Message

January 2022

Hello to all you freeze babies, I am told there only 67 days to spring and believe me, it can't come soon enough for me.

Just an FYI , beginner classes start again in March and if you want a refresher course keep this in mind it is free to members. That brings up another subject, membership renewals are up, so make sure to renew your membership in order to keep up on all that LCBA is doing this year, and believe me it's a lot, stay

This Friday we are fortunate to have Dave Noble as a guest speaker. For those who want a deeper understanding of beekeeping, I think you will find the subject matter of interest; “Pheromone's Within the Colony”. Dave is not new to beekeeping, but began in OSU's Honey Bees Research Lab. in the mid 1990's. Most recently he spent 7 years as the staff apiarist at Stratford Ecological Center at Delaware, Ohio.

During his tenure there Dave developed popular beekeeper training programs for both novice and veteran beekeepers alike. Dave operates Red Beard Bees where he continues to develop and refine and teach his beekeeper training programs and presentations across Ohio and the Nation.

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 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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LCBA Meeting

January 14 2022, 7 PM
Honeybee Pheromones: Theory

& Management

Speaker: Dave Noble from Red Beard Bees



To promote beekeeping through education, cooperation, or any efficient means.
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28th Annual Field Day

Saturday, June 4, 2022

Time: 10 am- Rain or Shine!

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Where: Queen Right Colonies, Ltd.
43655 State Route 162
Spencer, Ohio 44275

Saturday, June 4th starts 10 a.m. promptly, come early to register, 9:30 am. This is a free event for the whole family sponsored by LCBA and QRC. Come and bring a friend and don't forget your veil. Parking will be available in the west field or at the QRC blue warehouse west of the farm and walk to the event.