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President's Corner

Happy New Year to All!

As I look ahead to the coming months in the new year, my excitement builds! Our Vice President, Kim Flottum, has nearly the complete year of speakers assembled! Please check out the calendar to see who is coming.

Dr. Jim Tew will be our speaker for this month with the topic "Getting Ready for Spring". Please remember - if the weather is bad and schools are closed -do not come. Please check the webpage as we will post if the meeting is cancelled.

Raffle Tickets will be sold at the next two meetings for the Log Hive donated by Queen Right Colonies. Tickets are $10.00 each and the winner does not need to be present. The raffle will be held at the February meeting when Ray Olivarez is speaking on where your package bees come from.

Western Pennsylvania will be holding their meeting in Mars, Pa. on Valentine's Day weekend again this year...this is a short drive and they have a great line up of speakers. Many vendors will be there and sweetheart deals will be made. It would be a good time to order and assemble frames and woodenware while the winter winds continue to blow...

Tri-County is just around the corner being held the first weekend of March. Sign up early for that event as they have a cut-off number. I always find lots of great deals with free shipping and the speakers are always worth the drive. I think I might even stay the night before and attend the tour this year...

The MCBA Board met and discussed a number items including more field days(four), making a donation to the fair building and finding ways to give back to the community(4H). We also discussed adding the announcements to the newsletter so as not to take up valuable speaker time at the meeting. Anyone with announcements, please email them to Tracy to be put in the newsletters.

I will be in California this January attending the AHPA and ABF Conferences and will be bringing back information. Watch the webpage to see the industry's updates and the new products that are coming out.

I hope your bees are tucked in with lots of food in the right places, their hive is out of the wind and with the longer days your queen is starting to lay small patches of brood.

See you at the meeting!

Peggy Garnes,

Committee Announcements

Executive Board Meeting - February 25, 2015 6pm at Root Lunch Room


2015 Beginner's Class

For information regarding the 2015 Beginner's Class and how to register please go to Calendar or for a syllabus go to Information

Honey Harvest Results

As requested, the 2014 Annual Honey Harvest Analysis results have been posted to the harvest logs page.

First-time users

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Mentor list

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Picture of the month

Take a chance! Drawing at Feb meeting! $400 value

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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