December is slowing coming around for most of us... the mild weather makes it difficult to get into the mind-set that winter is near. Only 4 Mondays till Christmas... is your shopping done?
The bees have been collecting pollen from somewhere??? They are heavy with winter honey stores and I hope that you left 100-120# for your hive. Who knows what the new year will bring and with abundant honey stores your bees will be insulated and well fed!
I would like to congratulate the new board members: Jim Alysworth, President, Kim Barkfelt, Secretary and Tracy Alarcon, Director, Bee Yard. The new board members will take their place beginning the new year. Please support them, as I will, in their new positions. I will continue to do everything I can to make this club the best in the state! Please call and congratulate them when you have a moment!
The holiday dinner this year was a huge success! Williams on the Lake did a fantastic job with the food and there was plenty of time after dinner to enjoy desserts and coffee - then visit with fellow beekeepers. Thank you to Mark at Williams on the Lake for fitting all of us in.
Jim Alysworth still has the library hive moving along and with a special twist... we have the queen and a daughter co-habituating together in the hive. Stop by and visit the Medina Library Observation Hive and see if you can spot the new addition. The open queen cell is still visible...
I hope your bees are warm and well stocked with honey stores... see at the Holiday Dinner!
See you at the meeting or in a bee yard somewhere... (Please note the new email address below)
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!
Tracy Alarcon : Bee Yard
Ken Hazzard : Mentoring/Membership
Michele Colopy : Meeting Room Set Up/Tear Down
Medina Beekeepers is pleased to announce two Beginner classes for 2016. There will be a Monday class and a Saturday class to accommodate busy schedules. Please check the Calendar tab for more details. Calendar
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.
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.
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President: Jim Alysworth 6931 Ryan Road Medina, OH 44256
Vice President: Kim Flottum 7011 Spieth Rd Medina, OH 44256
Secretary: Kim Barkfelt 4717 Kingsbury Road Medina, OH 44256
Treasurer: MaryJane Poling 6792 Lafeyette Road Medina, OH 44256
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