Beginner Class Information

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Beginner Class Syllabus for Saturday

There are two Classes, Saturday and Tuesday, to accommodate your schedule.

Both sessions are listed below.  Registration includes the class, a comprehensive 

reference book, and one year membership in MCBA.


Saturday Dates - February 22 & 29,  9:00 am to 4:30 pm

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


(Click Register to register for the Saturday Classes)


Saturday Session - Day 1 

  • Registration 
  • Introduction to Beekeeping 
  • Beekeeping History in Medina 
  • Honey Bee Biology 
  • Types of Bees 
  • Where to get bees 
  • Colony Location,Zoning 
  • Being a Good Neighbor 
  • Equipment - Boxes, Frames, Assembling, Tools, Smokers 
  • Inspecting your Hive 

Saturday Session - Day 2 

  • Pests, Disease and Critters 
  • Varroa Destructor 
  • What your Bees will Eat (Ohio Forage) 
  • Harvesting and Extracting Honey 
  • Marketing your Hive Products 
  • Winterizing your Hive 
  • Honey Tasting 
  • Q&A 
  • Mentor Availability/Package Installation

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Beginner Class Syllabus for Tuesday

 

Registration includes the class, a comprehensive reference book,

and one year membership in MCBA.


Tuesday Dates - March 3,10,17,24, and 31   6:00 pm to 8:15 pm

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


(Click Register to register for the Tuesday Classes)

 

Tuesday Session - Day 1 

  • Registration 
  • Introduction to Beekeeping 
  • Beekeeping History in Medina 
  • Colony Location, Zoning 
  • Being a Good Neighbor 
  • What your Bees will Eat (Ohio Forage) 

Tuesday Session - Day 2 

  • Honey Bee Biology 
  • Types of Bees 
  • Where to get bees 

Tuesday Session - Day 3 

  • Equipment - Boxes, Frames, Assembling, Tools, Smokers 
  • Inspecting your Hive 

Tuesday Session - Day 4 

  • Harvesting and Extracting Honey 
  • Marketing your Hive Products 
  • Winterizing your Hive 
  • Mentor Availability 

Tuesday Session - Day 5 

  • Pests, Disease and Critters 
  • Varroa Destructor 
  • Honey Tasting 
  • Q&A
  • Mentor Availability/Package Installation 

2019 Intermediate Class

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Saturday, March 30  9:30 am - 3:00 pm

MCBA Intermediate Class

 

Do you have questions coming out of Winter?  Join Tim Moore, Kim Barkfelt, Peggy Garnes and others to learn how to take your beekeeping to the next level.  Swarm Management, Making Simple Splits, Infused Honey, Easy Q Rearing, and Marking Q’s.  Refreshments and snacks will be provided (there will be a short lunch break).  Please go to the rear of the church.  A sign will be posted by the door.


Cost for the class is $40 per person, OR $35 with a food donation of $5 or more.  Medina Presbyterian Church works with Feeding Medina and their Weekenders Program to provide food for youths on weekends.  They can use Peanut Butter and Jelly (in plastic jars), Tuna (in pouches), and SpaghettiOs. Plastic containers or foil pouches reduce the weight of the food carried in backpacks.  MCBA gets to thank the church and we all get to help the community. 


Click here to REGISTER!


Location:  Medina Presbyterian Church,  5020 Burgundy Bay Boulevard, Medina, OH 44256