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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.

Selection Criteria and Process for the LCBA Youth Education Program:
  1. Students must be between the ages of 11 and 18.
  2. A program application and questionnaire must be submitted along with supporting documents.
  3. A selection committee will consider each application and select students for the program. 
  4. LCBA will provide the opportunity to students to work with an experienced beekeeper on the following activities (but not limited to):  Installing bees in a hive; Feeding bees; Inspecting Hives; Disease management; Extracting honey;  Winter preparation.
  5. After completing one year of the program the student will be eligible to apply for a sponsorship that would provide: a Beginner Beekeeper’s Kit (see appendix) and a package of bees.

Click here to download the Program application and questionnaire.

Submit the completed application to: 

C/O Marilyn
15177 Diagonal Road
Lagrange, OH  44050


2023 Beginner Beekeeping Class, 28th Annual

Class Dates: March 3, 10, 17,& 24, 2023

Time: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

March 3:  Beekeeping Equipment

March 10:  Managing Your Bee Hive

March 17:  First Two Months as a Beekeeper

March 24:  Summer & Fall Management

Hands-on Field Day: June 3, 2023
Time: 10:00 am (Rain or Shine)
Where: Queen Right Colonies
43655 State Route 162,

Spencer, Ohio 44275

Memorial Garden Hands-On
Saturday, April 15, 22, 29 & May 6
Time:  10:00 am

Where: Life Church
1033 Elm Street
Grafton, OH  44044

Bonus Class: Fall Wrap-Up, September 8, 2023
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

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Introduction to Beekeeping Class - 2023

Date: To come

An introduction to beekeeping to provide you with an overview
of the equipment you need to start your first hive, the honeybee
life-cycle, pests and diseases.

Time:  10:00 am - Noon
Where: Life Church
1033 Elm Street
Grafton, OH  44044

Flyer to come


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".
Click here to download


Honeybee Biology 101

Jeff Littlefield, Deptartment LRES, Montana State University - Bozeman

Click here to download