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
Beginners Half-Hour moved as of October
Beginning in October, the Beginners Half-Hour will return to the A.I. Root lunchroom starting at 6:30 PM. This is across the street from our "Regular Meeting Room". We will NOT be meeting in the bee yard due to sunset and lack of light.
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
Vice President: Kim Flottum
Secretary: Kim Barkfelt
Treasurer: MaryJane Poling
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