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Beginner Beekeeping  Class 2021

March 5, 12, 19 and 26, 2021

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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

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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

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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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Mission Statement

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

LCBA Meeting

October 8, 2020
6:15 pm  Memorial Hive 

7:00 pm Fall Banquet with Building Fund Auction

President's Message

September 2020

Winter is the most deadly season for our honey bees. There was a time when 5 to 8 % losses was the norm but those days are long gone. Now we are looking at an average loss of about 35 to 40 percent in Ohio, and of course, this means sometimes it is even worse. What is even more alarming is that Ohio is not as good at beekeeping as some of our equals/contemporaries in numbers of colonies and beekeepers, WHY? Honeybee colonies are at a greater risk in Ohio than many states with the same or greater numbers of colonies, WHY? The period of greatest concern/risk to colonies for old as well as new beekeepers are the winter months. For that reason we are asking Jeremy Workman to address this issue (winter prep) at this month’s Sept 11th LCBA monthly meeting and everyone is welcome to attend. Jeremy has been a beekeeper for 9 years has 37 colonies of bees spread out over three counties Huron, Medina and Lorain and he lives in Olmsted Falls.
I will give my reasons for why I think Ohio's losses are greater than other states with equal or marginally greater numbers of colonies than Ohio, I think you will be surprised.

Bee there Denzil

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.