Beginner Beekeeping 

Class 2021

March 5, 12, 19 and 26, 2021

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Time: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

March 5:  Beekeeping Equipment
March 12:  Managing your Beehive
March 19:  First Two Months as a Beekeeper
March 26:  Summer & Fall Management
April 9: Members Meeting


President's Message

January 2021

January is here and will be gone before you know it, make sure you keep the entrance of your colonies cleared out of dead bees, so the colony has good air circulation, and as weather permits do vapor treatments of oxalic.

This can be accomplished by removing any entrance reducer and reaching in the entrance with a coat hanger and drag out any dead bees first, then applying oxalic treatments.

Also remember to keep your membership current with LCBA, membership is due this month so in order to stay in touch with LCBA and upcoming 2021 events, you will need to send that membership to Gene Gargus, his contacts are in The Buzz. We try to keep things local during the winter months because travel can become treacherous here in Northeast Ohio at any time making it difficult to have speakers from other areas visit and speak.

So, this month we have Sherry Oleyar, Valerie Weiss and Sheila St.Clair teaching classes on Lip Balm, Body Lotion, Soap making and candle making. Out of this we thought there must be something of interest to everyone. See you Friday the 8th at 7:00 p.m.


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.

Special Event with

Ray Olivarez

September 11, 2021

Lorain County Beekeepers Association & Queen Right Colonies Presents “Ray Olivarez” Owner and Operator of Olivarez Honey Bees, Orland California.

If you have not had the opportunity to listen to Ray Olivarez of Olivarez Honey Bees you don’t want to miss this event in September. Even though some details are not finalized we wanted to get the word out. We anticipate the turnout to be large that is why we have selected the Lorain County Fairground as our venue. Lots of space, parking, Grandstands, fresh air and a commercial building with all the accessories!

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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, 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

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

Lorain County Beekeepers Association on Facebook

Our Misson

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


LCBA Meeting

February 12, 2021

7:00 Soup-Off
“Sherlock Holmes in the Bee Yard with a Hive Tool”