MCBA Classes

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 2 & 9,  9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Location:  Brunswick Public Library,  3649 Center Road, Brunswick, Ohio  44212 


(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 - February 19, 26, & Mar 5, 12, 19   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, 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

MCBA Intermediate Class


Swarm Management, Making Splits, Infused Honey, and Simple Q rearing.  Join Tim Moore, Kim Barkfelt, Peggy Garnes, and others to learn how to take your Beekeeping to the next level.  More details to follow.

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