November is starting off warm... so take advantage of those last opportunities to check on your bees! Checking weight now and making a note will let you know how much they are consuming when you check again later this month. Dry Pollen feeding is still being done on those warm days. Who knows what this winter will bring???
I just returned from the OSBA Meeting in Plain City. What a great learning and socializing event. I hope you had the chance to attend - I did see a few members there. The hive tops from Serbia were talked about and are now available at Blue Sky Bee Supply in Ravenna, Ohio. These are the lids we have in the bee yard - you can check the hive just by opening the lid without opening the hive!
This month is elections - Jim Aylsworth will being running to fill my position as President( I will be retiring from my 5 year journey as President) and Mike Wargo will be running to Fill the Vice President position. Please support these new candidates and help the club move forward. Jim you know from the Bee Festival at the Library, his many hives he tends and the library observation hive success. Mike is always at the meetings! Mike has a lot of hives and contacts along with his association with the Westlake YMCA Indian Guides. I feel both of these gentlemen will be an asset to our club!
Please consider running for a position - like chairing one of the committees. With a club this large there is lots to do. Everyone helping it makes the tasks fun and their completion quick! The director position opening up this time will also have the bee yard duties attached. Please contact me if you have questions... we still want to have our field days!
Mike Rossander will be sending out the honey survey for this year. Please take time to fill your survey out. this information has been collected now for several years and it's interesting how it varies each time. Thank you Mike for your time in preparing this !!!!
Once again we will have a beekeeper's panel... Let me know who you would like to see on the seats up front! Anyone can be asked... and you know that I'll be asking!
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!
Adam Stearns : Bee Yard
Ken Hazzard : Mentoring/Membership
Michele Colopy : Meeting Room Set Up/Tear Down
Medina Beekeepers Invites you to attend our Holiday Dinner December 21, 2015 6:30 p.m. Williams-On-The-Lake 787 Lafayette Road, Medina, OH 44256 R.S.V.P. by Dec. 14th to Peggy Garnes [email protected] or 330-723-6265 This is a members only event.
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: 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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