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2017 November 4 - OSBA Fall meeting

non-MCBA event

Saturday, 9 am - 4 pm

Featured Speaker is Dr. Jonathan Lundgren

See www.ohiostatebeekeepers.org for details

Location: Tolles Career Center, Plain City, Ohio


2017 November 20 - MCBA Monthly Meeting

MCBA-sponsored event

Monday, 6:30 - 9 pm

6:30 Beekeepers Q & A

7:00 Speaker: Dr. Joe Latshaw TOPIC: "Queen Selection and Sustainable Beekeeping"

Joe Latshaw, Latshaw Apiaries, runs a premiere selective breeding program in the beekeeping industry. He focused on honeybees and and behavioral genetics while studying for his Ph.D. at Arizona State University. His research interests include nutrition, winter survivability, benefits of genetic diversity, queen rearing, insemination techniques and successful hive management to reduce the need for chemical treatments. Visit his website to learn more.

Special........ There will be one 10 fr hive, a nuc, and a smoker (all new) for sale at this meeting.

Location: Williams on the Lake, 787 Lafayette Rd, Medina OH 44256


2017 December 18 - MCBA Holiday Party

MCBA-sponsored event

Monday, 6:30 pm

Gift Exchange and Social Time - Wonderful Dinner!

RSVP to president@medinabeekeepers.com or 216-337-2689

Location: Williams on the Lake, 787 Lafayette Rd, Medina OH 44256


2018 MCBA Beginner Beekeeper Class

MCBA-sponsored event

The class will cover basic honey bee biology, getting started with honey bees, all the equipment you will need, fundamental management skills, harvesting your crop and preparing for winter. Students will be advised on kinds of equipment to purchase, where to get bees and how to handle problems.

The class dates are listed below and the specific syllabus for each day has not yet been confirmed but we typically cover about 15 hours of classroom instruction plus field days at the Club’s apiary.


2018 January 15 - MCBA Monthly Meeting

MCBA-sponsored event

Monday, 6:30 - 9 pm

6:30 Beekeepers Q & A

7:00 Speaker: Douglas Shaw from Western Reserve Meadery

Doug will discuss making mead. Western Reserve Meadery is located in Cleveland. They make a number of different types of mead, using the finest varietal honeys, fruits and spices. They also make different styles such as dry, sweet, still, and sparkling. Western Reserve Meadery won Cleveland Magazine's Best of Cleveland award for 2017. Following his talk there will be a mead tasting session to learn what we've been missing!

Location: Williams on the Lake, 787 Lafayette Rd, Medina OH 44256


2018 February 10 - MCBA 2018 Beginner Class - Saturday Day 1

MCBA-sponsored event

Saturday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Day one of the MCBA Beginner Class will cover - TBA


Location: Medina County Library, 210 South Broadway Street, Medina Ohio


2018 February 17 - MCBA 2018 Beginner Class - Saturday Day 2

MCBA-sponsored event

Saturday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Day Two of the MCBA Beginner Class will cover - TBA


Location: Medina County Library, 210 South Broadway Street, Medina Ohio


2018 February 19 - MCBA Monthly Meeting

MCBA-sponsored event

Monday, 6:30 - 9 pm

6:30 Beekeepers Q & A

7:00 Speaker: Frank Licata, Operations Manager for Mann Lake in Wilkes-Barre, PA TOPIC: "Bringing Your Hives into Spring"

Frank Licata is a certified EAS Master Beekeeper in addition to running the Mann Lake store and warehouse. Frank teaches beginner through advanced beekeeping classes, as well as giving presentations at conferences, universities and beekeeping clubs throughout the country. In his spare time, Frank runs a sideline beekeeping business with 100 hives.


Location: Williams on the Lake, 787 Lafayette Rd, Medina OH 44256


2018 February 20 - MCBA 2018 Beginner Class - Tuesday Day 1

MCBA-sponsored event

Tuesday, 6:00 pm to 8:15 pm

Day one of the MCBA Beginner Class will cover TBA


Location: Medina County Library, 210 South Broadway Street, Medina Ohio


2018 February 27 - MCBA 2018 Beginner Class - Tuesday Day 2

MCBA-sponsored event

Tuesday, 6:00 pm to 8:15 pm

Day one of the MCBA Beginner Class will cover TBA


Location: Medina County Library, 210 South Broadway Street, Medina Ohio


2018 March 6 - MCBA 2018 Beginner Class - Tuesday Day 3

MCBA-sponsored event

Tuesday, 6:00 pm to 8:15 pm

Day three of the MCBA Beginner Class will cover TBA


Location: Medina County Library, 210 South Broadway Street, Medina Ohio


2018 March 13 - MCBA 2018 Beginner Class - Tuesday Day 4

MCBA-sponsored event

Tuesday, 6:00 pm to 8:15 pm

Day four of the MCBA Beginner Class will cover TBA


Location: Medina County Library, 210 South Broadway Street, Medina Ohio


2018 March 19 - MCBA Monthly Meeting

MCBA-sponsored event

Monday, 6:30 - 9 pm

6:30 Beekeepers Q & A

7:00 Speaker: Dr. Miguel Corona TOPIC: " Nutritional Stress and Behavioral Development" and "Development and Testing of Seasonal Specific Supplements for Honey Bees"

"Dr. Corona conducts research on the molecular mechanisms integrating reproduction, division of labor and longevity in honey bees. In particular, he is interested in determining how the interplay between nutrition and hormones affect the behavioral development and the susceptibility to diseases in workers, as well as the fecundity and longevity in queens. The goal of his research is to contribute to the potential role of nutrition on workers' health and the queen's longevity and their overall impact on colony losses."


Location: Williams on the Lake, 787 Lafayette Rd, Medina OH 44256


2018 March 20 - MCBA 2018 Beginner Class - Tuesday Day 5

MCBA-sponsored event

Tuesday, 6:00 pm to 8:15 pm

Day five of the MCBA Beginner Class will cover TBA


Location: Medina County Library, 210 South Broadway Street, Medina Ohio


2018 April 16 - MCBA Monthly Meeting

MCBA-sponsored event

Monday, 6:30 - 9 pm

6:30 Beekeepers Q & A

7:00 Speaker: Dave Noble, Apiarist, Stratford Ecological Center TOPIC: "Population Dynamics of the Hive"

"Dave Noble's 20+years of beekeeping experience and queen breeding began at The Ohio State University under the mentorship of Sue Cobey. Dave is the apiarist at the Stratford Ecological Center in Delaware, OH where he manages the center's beehives, runs the queen production and breeding program, and is involved in numerous educational programs including several levels of beekeeper training


Location: Williams on the Lake, 787 Lafayette Rd, Medina OH 44256


2018 May 21 - MCBA Monthly Meeting

MCBA-sponsored event

Monday, 6:30 - 9 pm

6:30 " Field Day--Hive Inspection" "What Do You See?"



Location: TBA


2018 June 18 - MCBA Monthly Meeting

MCBA-sponsored event

Monday, 6:30 - 9 pm

6:30 Beekeepers Q & A

7:00 Speaker: TBA


Location: Williams on the Lake, 787 Lafayette Rd, Medina OH 44256


2018 July 16 - MCBA Monthly Meeting

MCBA-sponsored event

Monday, Time TBA

Fair Booth Cleanup. The July meeting is devoted to preparing the fair booth for the Medina County Fair.


Location: Medina County Fairgrounds, Medina, Ohio


2018 August 20 - MCBA Monthly Meeting

MCBA-sponsored event

Monday, 6:00 - 9 pm

August is MCBA's annual picnic. Join us for a good time, good food, and lots of fun. It's a great chance to socialize, with some bee talk tossed in.


Location: TBA



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