November started with the OSBA Fall Conference having a record number of attendees! Over 400 beekeepers came to hear key speakers, Sue Cobey and Michael Palmer. Vendors galore, new and the regulars, had specials and free shipping on some orders. The conference was well organized and everyone got to visit with beekeepers from all over the state.
Our November meeting will have the honey report (get your stats to Paul today!), elections (please consider giving back to the club this year), a bee yard summary and a panel discussion from some of the seasoned beekeepers. I will keep the announcements brief so we can listen to our members discuss how they keep bees and ready them for winter.
Speaking of winter, now is a good time to set-up those wind breaks and do one last weight check for honey stores for the winter. I was thinking of having a winter feed workshop ... making sugar bricks, candy boards and fondant and grease patties. Do you think you are interested? Give me a call or send an email and if we get enough interest, we will make it an event.
What are your goals for next year as a beekeeper? Where would you like to see the club in the next year, 3 years and 5 years? I will have a short survey printed out and available on the table for the next meeting to keep us on track. Please take the time to let the board know what you would like to see and hear at the monthly meetings - and for that matter - what you don't want to see and hear. This is your club!
The next upcoming meeting of interest is the Pennsylvania State Beekeepers Association on November 14-15 in Lewisburg, PA. This year's PSBA Conference will focus on queens, their function in the hive and their importance for the well being of the hive.
The 2015 Beginner's Class times are posted on the webpage and calendar. Please send in your registration to Paul Kosmos, our treasurer. This year we will have "The Next Class" for beekeepers getting this first year behind them and wanting to be ready for the first spring flowers! Please check the webpage for times and costs for this new class! You asked and the board responded with this!
See you at the meeting!
Executive Board Meeting - December 30, 2014 6pm at Root Lunch Room
Honey Harvest Results
As requested, the 2014 Annual Honey Harvest Analysis results have been posted to the harvest logs page.
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. In the past, we let everyone know who was willing to serve as a mentor only via our club roster. In order to help new beekeepers find us, we are experimenting with an online mentor list. If you are interested in serving as a member, just add yourself to the list.
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President: Peggy Garnes 6045 Lance Rd Medina, OH 44256
Vice President: Kim Flottum 7011 Spieth Rd Medina OH, 44256
Secretary: Molly White 1737 Halls Carriage Path Westlake, OH 44145
Treasurer: Paul Kosmos 6386 State Road Sharon Township OH, 44281
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