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Beginner Beekeeping

Class 2023

March 3, 10, 17 and 24, 2023

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Classes, 7-9 pm:
March 3:  Beekeeping Equipment
March 10:  Managing your Beehive
March 17:  First Two Months as a Beekeeper
March 24:  Summer & Fall Management

Hands -On Field Day: Saturday, June 3, 2023

Bonus Class, Fall Wrap-Up Class: Saturday, September 8, 2023

Getting Your Bees Ready for Winter

Class Registration 2023 Form


Lorain County Beekeepers Association would like to thank the Lorain County Commissioners for their approval of the American Rescue Plan Act Non-Profit grant in the amount of $5,000 for our educational purposes. The grant award reflects the commitment of the Lorain County Board of Commissioners to the betterment of the quality of life for residents of all backgrounds in the county. "We appreciate your volunteerism and commitment to our community." A special thank you to Technology Systems Integration, LLC for the professional videography edits.

President's Message

MARCH 2023

Hello LCBA,

It is March and the Beginner Beekeeping classes are underway! We had 80 plus expectant new
beekeepers at Friday’s class. There are 3 more classes on Friday nights at 7 pm and members may attend for free. Managing Your Beehive, First Two Months as a Beekeeper and Summer and Fall Management are topics yet to be covered. All Beginner classes take place in the church.

March 10th at 7 pm is our regular monthly meeting. Sheila St Clair will give a demo, “All about Wax”. We will also have Peggy Vasu, a Master Gardener Volunteer, giving some insight on ‘plants for bees’.

Mother Nature has given us a couple nice weather days. Take advantage of those 60 plus degree days to check out what the bees are doing. If needed treat for mites!

See you Friday,


Building Fund

LCBA is dedicating it’s fundraising efforts this year to raise funds for a permanent home for Lorain County Beekeepers Association. Wouldn’t it be great to have our meetings, education and other beekeeping activities in a home away from home? Looking for ways to donate or assist in fundraising?? See Sheila St. Clair at all members meetings to share your ideas!

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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.

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

Intermediate Beekeeping Class

LCBA is offering an “Intermediate Beekeeping Class” on

Saturday, April 8th, 10 AM - 12 PM .

If you are a 2nd or 3rd year beekeeper, this class is for you!

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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

What an exciting opportunity! Win a free Beginner Beekeeping Class and 3 lb. Package Bees!

For your chance to win tune into WOBL and WDLW and bee the third caller daily when you hear the following message.

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

Our Mission

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

LCBA Meeting

April 14, 2023

7:00 pm - “Bees & Pesticides”

Presented by: Brandon Shannon