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President's Corner

November is starting off warm... so take advantage of those last opportunities to check on your bees! Checking weight now and making a note will let you know how much they are consuming when you check again later this month. Dry Pollen feeding is still being done on those warm days. Who knows what this winter will bring???

I just returned from the OSBA Meeting in Plain City. What a great learning and socializing event. I hope you had the chance to attend - I did see a few members there. The hive tops from Serbia were talked about and are now available at Blue Sky Bee Supply in Ravenna, Ohio. These are the lids we have in the bee yard - you can check the hive just by opening the lid without opening the hive!

This month is elections - Jim Aylsworth will being running to fill my position as President( I will be retiring from my 5 year journey as President) and Mike Wargo will be running to Fill the Vice President position. Please support these new candidates and help the club move forward. Jim you know from the Bee Festival at the Library, his many hives he tends and the library observation hive success. Mike is always at the meetings! Mike has a lot of hives and contacts along with his association with the Westlake YMCA Indian Guides. I feel both of these gentlemen will be an asset to our club!

Please consider running for a position - like chairing one of the committees. With a club this large there is lots to do. Everyone helping it makes the tasks fun and their completion quick! The director position opening up this time will also have the bee yard duties attached. Please contact me if you have questions... we still want to have our field days!

Mike Rossander will be sending out the honey survey for this year. Please take time to fill your survey out. this information has been collected now for several years and it's interesting how it varies each time. Thank you Mike for your time in preparing this !!!!

Once again we will have a beekeeper's panel... Let me know who you would like to see on the seats up front! Anyone can be asked... and you know that I'll be asking!

See you at the meeting or in a bee yard somewhere... (Please note the new email address below)

Peggy Garnes,

[email protected]

Committee Announcements

The Executive Board has given the Directors specific tasks (see below) and want the club members to call or email for volunteering opportunities. This is a great way to give back and get involved in the club. We have grown so much and now we want you the members to be more involved with the work load. This will be an exciting year for MCBA!


Adam Stearns  : Bee Yard

Ken Hazzard  : Mentoring/Membership

Michele Colopy : Meeting Room Set Up/Tear Down

Please contact your club directors and volunteer to assistance them. This is a great way to get involved with the club and give back where you can. Call or email today for details...


Medina Beekeepers Holiday Dinner

Medina Beekeepers Invites you to attend our Holiday Dinner December 21, 2015 6:30 p.m. Williams-On-The-Lake 787 Lafayette Road, Medina, OH 44256 R.S.V.P. by Dec. 14th to Peggy Garnes [email protected] or 330-723-6265 This is a members only event.

First-time users

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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.

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Become a member

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Picture of the month

What you DON'T want to see. Over 2000 VM (24 hr), single squares with more than 30.(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: Peggy Garnes 6045 Lance Rd Medina, OH 44256
330-723-6265 [email protected]

Vice President: Kim Flottum 7011 Spieth Rd Medina OH, 44256
330-722-2021 [email protected]

Secretary: Molly White 1737 Halls Carriage Path Westlake, OH 44145
440-899-8624 [email protected]

Treasurer: Paul Kosmos 6386 State Road Sharon Township OH, 44281
330-239-1379 [email protected]

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