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Announcements

Next Meeting MCBA Annual Picnic

Join us for the ANNUAL Brats and Burgers MCBA PICNIC * August 21 * 6pm-Dark

We have a new location for our friendly beekeeper picnic this year! It has been described as a hidden gem in Medina's park system with a beautiful lake and spectacular views. The club is providing the burgers, hot dogs and the drinks. Everyone else brings either a side dish, salad or dessert.

If your last name begins A - K please bring a side dish. M - Z please bring a dessert.

Last year we had many fun, free raffle items. Hope to see you all there!

Email me or call with questions. Ann Cicarella [email protected] /216-337-2689

Please RSVP by Saturday, August 19 by emailing Ann Cicarella at [email protected]

LOCATION: Carolyn Ludwig Mugrage Park 4985 Windfall Road Medina, OH 44256

http://www.medinacountyparks.com/index.php/en/county-parks/carolyn-ludwig-mugrage-park

Beekeepers Q & A

There will not be a Beekeepers Q & A in August

First-time users

Welcome to the Medina County Beekeepers Association's website. We hope you enjoy your time here and can find what you want about bees and beekeeping.
If you just want to read the site, please surf around and see what you can find. If you want to help build the site or add comments... read more

Mentor list

MCBA has a strong mentoring tradition. If you are interested in learning more in a one-on-one setting, go to our online mentor list and give a call to one of our volunteers. Be sure to read the expectations of a mentee so you can get the most out of the experience.

If you are interested in serving as a mentor, please also go the the mentor list and add yourself to the page. Thanks for volunteering.

(If you do not yet have an account to edit this site, please email our webmaster.)

Become a member

Interested in joining the club? Come to a meeting and see what we're about. If you like what you see, we will help you get signed up. read more

USDA Honey bee Disease Diagnostic Services

USDA Honey Bee Disease Diagnostic Services, Beltsville MD is back up and running.

The USDA-ARS is extremely pleased to welcome Samuel Abban to the Bee Diagnostic Service.

Mr. Abban has ten years experience with honey bee disease diagnostics and research and he will ably run this program. Sam will board July 10, 2017 and with assistance from Bee Research laboratory staff will begin analyzing past and future samples submitted to the service. We will focus on brood samples as a means of addressing concerns over foulbrood disease and antibiotic prescriptions.

Please be patient as we dig through a substantial backlog of samples, but our aim is to strengthen the USDA Disease Diagnostic Service for another 100 years.

Finally, words can’t describe our thanks to the Bee Informed partnership for their support of Sam and bee diagnostics while we waited for an opportunity to bring Sam onboard with USDA.

How to Submit Samples https://www.ars.usda.gov/northeast-area/beltsville-md/beltsville-agricultural-research-center/bee-research-laboratory/docs/how-to-submit-samples/


     

Picture of the month

Common sight this time of year when it's really hot! Click to Enlarge.

Topics of Interest

  • MCBA - the Club - Club contacts, officers, become a member, talk about meetings, upcoming events and other things specific to the club
  • Bee diseases & parasites - for discussion of varroa, tracheal mites, Foulbrood and all the other things that can kill your bees.
  • Classifieds - Buy, sell, trade or talk about beekeeping equipment - what works, what doesn't and why.
  • Getting started with bees - questions for and by new beekeepers. Where should I put my hives? What do I really need? How hard is it?
  • Urban beekeeping - articles and experiences with beekeeping near people
  • Blessings of the Bees - some prayers, poems and other evidence of the spiritual connection between bees and mankind.
  • Bee Still Encounters - Bee Encounters of the Closest Kind by Medina Beekeepers
  • Resources and links - hundreds more links of questionable value
  • Photo albums - Look here for photos of Medina Beekeepers
  • Bait Hives Why not try to attract a swarm in your good, clean, unused equipment?
  • Growing Degree Days Want to know what's in bloom or about to? Looking to make varietal honey? One way to tell is by Growing Degree Days.

MCBA Contacts

President: Ann Cicarella
18820 Shelburne Road Shaker Heights, OH 44118
216.337.2689 president@medinabeekeepers.com

Vice President: Kim Flottum
7011 Spieth Rd Medina, OH 44256
330-722-2021 vp@medinabeekeepers.com

Secretary: Kim Barkfelt
4717 Kingsbury Road Medina, OH 44256
330-225-7641 secretary@medinabeekeepers.com

Treasurer: Ron Zickefoose
10294 Cleveland Road
Creston, Ohio 44258
330-466-3642 treasurer@medinabeekeepers.com

What's New on the website

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