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-Up Class: Saturday, September 9, 2022

Getting Your Bees Ready for Winter


Field Day 2022

Saturday, June 4

President's Message

November 2021

Happy Thanksgiving, and in the not too distant future we will be saying Merry Christmas as well and counting snow flakes.

This month closes nominations for elections of officers. If you have ever considered holding an office for LCBA and would like to help shape the future of the greatest beekeeping organization in the history of beekeeping, this is your opportunity. You need only to nominate yourself at this meeting and elections will be held in December. We are always looking for volunteers to help with the many programs LCBA is involved in too, so jump in the water is just fine no experience needed.

This month we are having our annual chili cook off and the prizes make it worth the effort to participate first place $40, second $30 and third $20 and all members can participate.

We will also pick the best tasting honey for 2021 your name will be placed on a plaque with other dubious winners such as Vince Dubesa 2019 winner and Sherry Oleyar 2020 winner. If you would like your honey entered and are a member just bring your sample to the next meeting and you too may have your name up in lights. This November meetings topic will be “What to do with your wax” Valerie Weiss will conduct a class on Soap making Sherry Oleyar will teach a class on Lip Balm and Sheila St.Clair on lotion bars and this is all just in time for a Christmas project or gifts.


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.

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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

November 10, 2021, 7 PM
LCBA Holiday Pot-Luck Party
White Elephant Gift Exchange & Games


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Our Misson

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

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