President's Message

July 2021

Hello gang! Hope you have full supers and an extractor handy! As usual our monthly meeting this week July 9th will start at 6:15 in the memorial bee yard with Gene and Randy discovering what is new in the bee yard and as usual everyone is welcome, and all input is appreciated.

The newly painted picnic tables are in place and if nothing else you can bring you and me a dinner and you can talk while I eat. Our speaker this month is Richard Lyle from New York and at present has 48 colonies and has been in beekeeping for 4 years. With this in mind it is not numbers in beekeeping that determine success but rather progress and triumphs. In four years, Richard has had 4 colony loses and I call this a success and that is why the topic of this
meeting is called (If I Can Do It,) you fill in the blanks.

By any definition Field Day this year was a huge success! Next on the agenda is The Great Lorain County Fair and everyone should enter honey and or product in the Fair in order to have it judged by an independent knowledgeable source, because most of what we sell as beekeepers is an editable product and should as a result, be a quality result.

After Fair this year LCBA is venturing off into unchartered territory for any beekeeping organization anywhere with "The End of Summer Classic" and we are in need of your help in order to make this a success, more about this at the next meeting.

See You there, your lustrous leader


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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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


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Our Misson

Beginner Beekeeping

Class 2022

March 4, 11, 18 and 25, 2022

Click here for Class Registration Form

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