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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


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


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

President's Message

January 2023

Happy New Year! Hope everyone is doing well! Hopefully your hives are doing well despite Mother Nature’s roller coaster ride!

It is once again time to renew your LCBA membership and as always the 2023 calendar is pretty full with speakers, demos, classes, activities and events, so you don’t want to miss out on any of the happenings and continue to receive the newsletter. Renewal should be by March 1st.

Anyone interested in selling honey at the fair must also be a member by March 1st and attend 4 member meetings by July.
Beginner Beekeeper Classes start in March. Members wanting a refresher may attend for free.
If you know of someone between the ages of 11 and 18 who is interested in beekeeping, have
them check out our Youth Education Programs. All the information on selection criteria, process and application is on LCBA’s website. March 1st is the deadline to apply.

The next Members’ Meeting will be on Friday, January 13th at 7pm with an open forum hosted by Denzil. So bring your stories, mysteries, quandaries, questions and anything else you might want to talk about concerning your bees.

Your Newbee President,


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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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!

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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.

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.


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




Our Mission

LCBA Meeting

February 10, 2023

7:00 Soup Off - Maintenance & Repair of your Equipment for the Upcoming Bee Season”

presented by Board Members

LCBA Officers Meeting
Monday, February 27, 2023: 6:oo PM