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End of Summer Classic

Saturday, September 24, 2022
Time: 9 am - 4:00 pm
Rain or Shine!

Lorain County Fairgrounds
23000 Fairgrounds
Road, Wellington, OH 44090

Lorain County Beekeepers Association will be hosting their second annual “End of Summer Classic” festival on Saturday, September 24, 2022 at the Lorain County from 9 am to 4:00 pm. This will be a community educational day with three expert speakers on beekeeping. We will have bee activities, activities for kids, vendors, fair food, games, door prizes, raffles and car show. Our mission is to promote Beekeeping through education, cooperation, or any other efficient means.

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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


President's Message

August 2022

Hello to all you beekeepers, near and far, rush out right now and get that honey off, "there is gold in them thar hives"!

The Greatest County Fair on earth starts August the 21st, and I sure hope you have entered. Do not forget the meeting August the 12th. will be held in the LCBA Bee Barn also located at the Lorain County Fairgrounds, this is the largest honey bee display anywhere and you can, and should be a part of it!

Come out Monday the 22nd and watch the best honey in the world be judged, help LCBA tell all fair goers about beekeeping, we need your support.

This looks like a good week to get those mite treatments on, temps look great if you are using Formic Acid products. Also do not forget there will be a honey tasting competition for all members of LCBA at the regular meeting Sept. 9th. if you are a member, you can enter no charge. We award a trophy that the winner keeps and displays until next competition in 2023.

Your illustrious and humble president,


LCBA 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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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.

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 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

LCBA Meeting

July 8, 2022

6:00 Mandatory Fair Rules Review

for all sellers from all apiaries
7:00 Extracting Demo for new members


29th Annual Field Day

Saturday, June 3, 2023

Time: 10 am- Rain or Shine!

More info to come

Where: Queen Right Colonies, Ltd.
43655 State Route 162
Spencer, Ohio 44275

Saturday, June 3th starts 10 a.m. promptly, come early to register, 9:30 am. This is a free event for the whole family sponsored by LCBA and QRC. Come and bring a friend and don't forget your veil. Parking will be available in the west field or at the QRC blue warehouse west of the farm and walk to the event.


Our Mission

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


Tune into WOBL to hear the new LCBA commercial. Thank you WOBL/WDLW for supporting local!