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LCBA Meeting Handouts

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Beginners Beekeeping Class

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Web-Based Intro Beekeeping Training Program

Presenting Beekeepers:

John Grafton & Jim Tew


Supporting On-Line Text Book:

Backyard Beekeeping by Dr. James E. Tew

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ODA Apiary

Ohio Apiary Forms & Applications

Ohio Apiary Laws

Ohio State Phenology Calendar

Beesource Beekeeping

Honeybee Education

2018 Beginner Beekeeping Class, 23rd Annual

Class Dates: March 2, 9, 16,& 23, 2018
Time: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm


  1.  March 2:  Beekeeping Equipment
  2.  March 9:  Managing Your Bee Hive
  3.  March 16:  Pests and Diseases
  4. March 23:  Class Review and First 6 Months in the Life of a Beekeeper

April 13 at 7:00 pm: Members Meeting - Spring Management

Where: Life Church

1033 Elm Street
Grafton, OH  44044

Hands-on Field Day: June 2, 2018
Time: 10:00 am (Rain or Shine)
Where: Queen Right Colonies
43655 State Route 162, Spencer, Ohio 44275

Bonus Class: Fall Wrap, September 14, 2018
Time: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: Life Church
1033 Elm Street
Grafton, OH  44044

Click here for Beginner Beekeeping Class Registration Form


LCBA Educational DVDs to Loan

LCBA has the following educational DVD's available to loan to all current members.  There is a $5 deposit on the DVD which will be refunded when the DVD is returned. Please see Bill Vittori for more information.

Click here to see the DVD list available


The Honey Files: A Bee's Life

A Teaching Guide Grade Levels 4-6

National Honey Board
390 Lashley Street
Longmont, CO 80501-6045

 Click here to download "The Honey Files"


The Biology of the Honeybee, Apis Mellifera

Koning, Ross E. "Honeybee Biology". Plant Physiology Website. 1994.

Click here to download


Honeybee Biology 101

Jeff Littlefield, Deptartment LRES, Montana State University - Bozeman

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