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President's Corner

Crazy - Buzzy - Buzzing May is here!

Packages have been installed, nucs are finally building and queens are being produced. Swarm calls are already coming in which I think is really early for the year. Many members have made splits, too. Hives that survived the brutal winter are booming! Make sure that you have lots of honey super room for your hive to allow for nectar congestion.

FIELD DAY.... May 24 from 12 to 2 in the club bee yard. We will work on installing the Sentinal Hive sensors, Serbian Lids and make some splits. I hope to have a few queens available for the splits.

HIVE TRACKS needs your input... the Hive Track grop has graciously offered their program to track our bee yard... Can someone volunteer to enter the data ? Please let Adam Stearns know if you can help.

This month's meeting will have Jim Thompson talking on Honey for Fairs. Come and get the inside scoop on preparing the BEST ENTRIES and How to be a Winner.

BIP (BeeInformed Program) Survey showed that more hives were lost in the summer than in winter... let's look at what we can do now going into summer to save our girls... more at the May Meeting!


See you at the meeting...

Peggy Garnes,
President

Committee Announcements

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!

Directors:

Adam Stearns  : Bee Yard

Ken Hazzard  : Mentoring/Membership

Michele Colopy : Meeting Room Set Up/Tear Down


Please contact your club directors and volunteer to assistance them. This is a great way to get involved with the club and give back where you can. Call or email today for details...

Announcements

First-time users

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.
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Swarm list

It's nearly swarm season. If you want to add your name to the club's swarm list and maybe get some free bees, log in and add your name to the list.

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Mentor list

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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Become a member

Interested in joining the club? Come to a meeting and see what we're about. If you like what you see, we will help you get signed up. read more

     

Picture of the month

Swarm Season 25 feet up! But got 'em! (Click to Enlarge)

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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