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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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

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

LCBA Meeting

April 9, 2021

6:30 pm Bee Package

install in Memorial Garden.
7:00 pm “Honey Bee Pollinators” by Noelle from Pettiti’s Garden Center

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.


President's Message

April 2021

My what a great start to April, it just doesn't get any better than this for an April.

For those who have overwintered colonies, swarms are a real issue NOW, make sure you are in those bees every 7 to 10 days weather permitting. Move brood down, look for queen cups or cells consistently, take nothing for granted.

Do mite treatments NOW and consider adding supers before it’s necessary, colonies are building fast and some are ready to swarm NOW. There will be reports of swarms in the next few weeks don't let them be yours.

This week LCBA will start meetings early at 6:15, for those interested, a live package bee instillation will take place by part of our bee yard management team; Randy Leiby, bees supplied by John Rose.
This is a part of our beginner class and if you are a beginner this class is a must for you to see. At this month's meeting LCBA will also present Petitti's Garden Supply which will give helpful hints on what your bees need in the way of flowers, which will also help make any property look like a beekeeper lives there.


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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