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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 Class: Friday, September 9, 2022

Getting Your Bees Ready for Winter


President's Message

June 2021

Hope everyone is having a great summer and your bees are packing the honey away for Fair this year.

LCBA had a great Field Day with lots of people, food and classes. I already have some ideas for next year.

We will not have a typical indoor class this month due to just having a great Field Day event this past Saturday, but never fear, Gene and Randy have plans for the Memorial Bee Yard so do plan on being there at 6:15. So bring your dinner, a soft drink and sit at our newly painted picnic tables and enjoy the fun, and whatever you do, make plans for the End of Summer Classic on 9/11 at the Lorain County Fair Grounds.

The Great Lorain County Fair is also a go this year so start bottling some honey to sell
and show.


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.

2021 End of Summer

Classic with Ray Olivarez

September 11, 2021

Time: 9 am - 5 pm
Rain or Shine!

Lorain County Fairgrounds
23000 Fairgrounds
Road, Wellington, OH 44090

Keynote Bee Speaker, Ray Olivarez from Olivarez Honey Bees Inc., located in Orland, California

Guest Speakers, Dr. James Tew from Wooster, Ohio and Earl Hoffman of Strong Microbials, Inc.

Lorain County Beekeepers Association 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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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

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

Our Misson


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

July 9 2021

6:00 Mandatory Fair Rules

Review for all sellers from all apiaries
7:00 “Beekeeping as a Beginner – It Can Be Done Successfully” by Richard Lyle