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

May 2021

Hello to the greatest beekeeping organization in the history of beekeeping!

For all you newbees, now that the class is over, your bees are installed and you’re actually
keeping bees, hopefully. If you had it to do over, what would you ask the instructor of your classes now???

Well you have that chance, this month/week we will have the class instructors all in one room and you can critique the information, ask further questions, or “Now what” questions of what your experience has been to date.

Don't forget we start early in the bee yard with Randy and Gene at 6:15, if I'm not mistaken there is talk about a two queen system starting in the bee yard this month, be there and find out the how-to's of this type of bee keeping and why?

Don't forget the greatest Field Day in America is June 5th - there are changes in the scheduling
still being discussed and we should know more by this Friday. Also LCBA is planning the greatest/biggest beekeeping even in the history of beekeeping to be held on Sept. 11th at the Lorain County Fair Grounds and I know you do not want to miss this event, The End of Summer Classic, stay tuned it's going to be the biggest swarming episode ever. Your board is stopping at nothing to make this memorable for everyone in beekeeping.

See You Friday night!


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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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

LCBA Meeting

May 14, 2021

6:30 pm Memorial Hive

7:00 pm “What Now?”

Panel discussion with class instructors



Our Misson

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