Greetings fellow beekeepers
As the new president of the Medina Beekeepers, I want to introduce myself. Many of you know me, of course, you voted for me.
For those who don't know me, I produce and sell jelly, jam, and honey at the Medina Farmers market on the square in Medina on Saturday mornings as well as several other places around the county. I sell under the label of "Oak Ridge Farm" as that was the name of my Dad's dairy farm when I was growing up in the 1950's. Since none of my 6 siblings have a farm, I adopted the name for my 19 acre spread south of Medina. I figure there must be at least one oak tree on my property somewhere.
I started keeping honey bees in 2009, and now have 22 hives in 7 different apiaries in the county. I'm not a new bee keeper but I am always learning more every day about what I should already know. I encourage you to go to bee keeping seminars, read the current publications, read and re-read the books that we got as beginners. And above all, attend the club meetings every month not only for what the speakers have to say, but for the association with other bee keepers where you can ask, and get answered, questions that pertain to your immediate needs. Winter is a good time to spend reading and learning, but don't forget - this is the time of year when many bees starve. On a warm day (50 degrees or so) check out the hive to see if you have food stores for your bees or if you need to add some type of food. If the bees are on the top of the bars, you probably need to feed.
Jim Aylsworth, President
Aprils Beginners Half Hour
Good Evening Fellow MCBA Members.
This is just a reminder that the "Beginners Half Hour" is being held in the Bee Yard. A VEIL IS REQUIRED IN THE BEE YARD!
Park in regular meeting room area. We will be walking to the bee yard. Please follow the ORANGE TAPE MARKERS to the bee yard.
The "Beginners Half Hour" will start promptly at 6:30 pm. We only have one colony, but we have some dead outs we can look at. It will run until 7:00 sharp. We will then walk back to the meeting room and the regular meeting will start at 7:15 with Tom Seeley.
Tom will have his book "Following the Wild Bees: The Craft and Science of Bee Hunting" for sale. Price about $15.
We will also have a limited supply of "Bee Lining" boxes which will cost $55.
Both items are CASH OR CHECK ONLY.
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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