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2019 January 21 - MCBA Monthly Meeting

Monday, 7:00 – 9:00 pm   (Q & A Session 6:30 to 7:00 pm)

Speaker - William Riccio, Certified Public Accountant.


The Business of Beekeeping: Record Keeping.  Turning your hobby into a business, tax considerations, and record keeping.  William has been in accounting for over 25 years.  He also serves as Treasurer of Ashtabula County Beekeepers Association, and is a Certified Quickbooks ProAdvisor.


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

2019 February and March - MCBA 2019 Beginner Class

Saturday,  Feb 2, 9   9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Location:  Brunswick Public Library,  3649 Center Road, Brunswick, Ohio  44212


Tuesday,  Feb 19, 26  Mar 5, 12, 19   6:00 - 8:15 pm

Location:  Medina County Library,  210 S. Broadway St., Medina, OH  44256


Course Description and Agenda

2019 February 18 - MCBA Monthly Meeting

Monday, 7:00 – 9:00 pm    (Q & A Session 6:30 to 7:00 pm)  
Speaker - Dr. Reed Johnson

 

Dr. Reed Johnson has a Ph.D. in Entomology and does research on honey bees through OSU.   A frequent presenter at conferences, his talks focus on the effects of pesticides and other substances on honey bee health.  


Honey bees brought to California almonds for pollination are exposed to a variety of fungicides, insecticides and spray adjuvants -- usually applied as a tank-mix.  In this presentation he'll identify the pesticides and combinations that bees are most often exposed to and explore the effects that field-relevant combinations can have on larval and adult workers as well as queen development and queen success.   

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

2019 March 18 - MCBA Monthly Meeting

Monday, 7:00 – 9:00 pm    (Q & A Session 6:30 to 7:00 pm)  
Speaker - Earl Hoffman - Owner "Essential Honey Bees LLC


Earl will talk about using microbials to manage honey bee pathogens and pests,

with new data for Varroa and SHBs.   Earl and his wife Carol collaborate with

Microbiologists from the University of Milwaukee and support research on

Chalkbrood, Nosema, EFB, Varroa, and SHB.  They also manage about 100 hives

in Michigan, where they raise and sell bees and Michigan Queens.  Both are 

EAS Master Beekeepers.  

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

2019 April 15 - MCBA Monthly Meeting

Monday, 7:00 – 9:00 pm     (Q & A Session 6:30 to 7:00 pm) 

Speaker - Barb Bloetscher and Ron Zickefoose


Barb Bloetscher, Ohio State Apiary Inspector and Ron Zickefoose, Medina County

Bee Inspector, will talk about the explosion of Small Hive Beetles in 2018 and ways

to deal with them in 2019.  SHB are now public enemy Number Two!


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

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2019 May 20 - MCBA Monthly Meeting

Monday, 7:00 – 9:00 pm    (Q & A Session 6:30 to 7:00 pm) 

Speaker - TBA


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

2019 June 17 - MCBA Monthly Meeting

Monday, 7:00 – 9:00 pm    (Q & A Session 6:30 to 7:00 pm) 

Speaker - TBA


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

2019 July 15 - Medina County Fair Set Up

 

Monday, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Fair Set Up - Booth set up at the Medina fairgrounds.  Quick clean up

and set up for the MCBA booth.  Followed by pizza and bee talk!


Location: Medina Fairgrounds,  720 W. Smith Rd, Medina, OH  44256

2019 July 29 - August 4 - Medina County Fair

Monday through Sunday, 10 am - 10 pm


MCBA will be in the Agriculture Building to provide education, awards for best bee products, and honey and bee related product sales.