There’s gold in your backyard

It’s the pollen that honeybees collect and distribute among trees, flowers and vegetable plants to help them grow. We rely on honeybees to pollinate one-third of our food supply. These small, but mighty creatures are vital to our existence!

Be part of the worldwide movement to help the honeybee.
Join LCBA!

Membership Form

Lorain County Beekeepers Association 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

Click links below to download the meeting handouts.

April 9, 2021 LCBA Member Meeting Presentation

“Honey Bee Pollinators” by Noelle from Pettiti’s Garden Center
Bee Friendly Gardening Presentation
Plants Attractive to Native Bees

Varroa Mites

Managing Varroa Mites in Honey Bee Colonies

The varroa mite (Varroa destructor) is the most serious pest of honey bee colonies worldwide. This parasite was first detected in North Carolina in 1990, having been introduced to the U.S. just three years earlier. Virtually all feral (or “wild”) honey bee colonies have been wiped out by these mites, and beekeepers continue to struggle with varroa infestations in their hives...

LCBA Meeting Handouts