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== Announcements ==
 
== Announcements ==
=== '''Free Class from Ohio State Beekeepers Association''' ===
 
  
Ohio State Beekeepers Association - Join the Medina County Beekeepers Association at a free presentation on how
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'''Next Meeting June 19th, 2017 7:00 PM'''
to use OSBA’s Apiary Diagnostic Kit.
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DATE:  June 12 --- LOCATION: The Medina County District Library --- TIME:  7pm --- PRESENTER:  Christine Cain
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Ken Hazard "Preparing to exhibit hive products at the fair.”
  
New beekeepers often wonder exactly what they are looking for when they inspect their hives.  
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Ken and his wife, Judy are certified honey judges and will be judging your honey entries at the fair. His talk will cover what you need to consider to compete for a blue ribbon in the fair. It will include the fair rules from the 2017
The OSBA Apiary Diagnostic Kit committee developed a portable kit complete with tools and a
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Premium book; Issues to consider when harvesting your honey crop; the judging points for the 8 classes of honey products and points on other entry classes for wax products. He will also cover some basic rules for entering Bakery products. During the talk Ken will reference critical points to keep in mind if you are planning to sell your honey at the Fair.
full-color, waterproof laminated field guide to help monitor and diagnose pests and pathogens,
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in addition to providing a tracking form for each hive visit.
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The goal is to increase beekeeper knowledge and confidence in hive management by providing tools
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=== '''Beekeepers Q & A''' ===
to help identify problematic changes in the hive before the bees reach a critical stage and die.
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Join Christine as she demonstrates how to use the tools in the kit.  FREE kits are available on a first-come,
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The '''Beekeepers Q & A''' will resume for the month of June. We will be meeting in our Regular meeting room at 6:30. So bring your questions, observations and notebooks so you can ask, and get answered those questions that too often don’t get asked during the regular meeting.
first-serve basis.  To qualify you MUST have 1) completed a new beekeeping class through a local association
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in 2016 or 2017, 2) registered your hives with the Ohio Department of Agriculture ($5), and 3) present a receipt showing the purchase of woodenware or bees.
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Kits are available for purchase: http://www.ohiostatebeekeepers.org/apiary-diagnostic-kit/ $49.99 plus shipping.
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The laminated spiral bound manuals are also available for purchase: $24.99 (shipping is included).  MCBA is placing a bulk order for the manuals and the price break means that club members only pay $12.50.
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To sign up for this FREE class go to the link.
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https://www.eventbrite.com/e/osbas-apiary-diagnostic-kit-presentation-tickets-34077766517
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=== '''Beginners Half-Hour RE-NAMED''' ===
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The “Beginners Half Hour” has been re-named. The new name is '''Beekeepers Q & A'''. Starting in February we will be meeting in our Regular meeting room at 6:30. So bring your questions, observations and notebooks so you can ask, and get answered those questions that too often don’t get asked during the regular meeting.
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=== [[Medina Beekeepers:First-time users|First-time users]] ===
 
=== [[Medina Beekeepers:First-time users|First-time users]] ===
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Interested in joining the club?  [[Medina Beekeepers:Current events|Come to a meeting]] and see what we're about.  If you like what you see, we will help you get signed up.  ''[[Become a member|read more]]''
 
Interested in joining the club?  [[Medina Beekeepers:Current events|Come to a meeting]] and see what we're about.  If you like what you see, we will help you get signed up.  ''[[Become a member|read more]]''
  
=== USDA-ARS Will be temporarily down ===
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=== USDA HONEY BEE DISEASE DIAGNOSTIC SERVICES COLLABORATION BETWEEN USDA-ARS, APHIS, & BEE INFORMED PARTNERSHIP STARTS TODAY. ===
 
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From: Evans, Jay [mailto:[email protected]] 4/20/2017
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Due to a staffing crisis, the USDA-ARS Bee Disease Diagnostic Service in Beltsville, MD will be on hiatus, effective immediately. The University of Maryland Bee Lab has graciously supported Mr. Samuel Abban as he leads this 100-year old program, but Samuel is now needed fulltime for a critical University project. Every effort is being made to finalize the hiring of Samuel as a USDA employee so that he can continue this program. Please do not submit new samples until further notice. Samples in hand will be held in cold storage pending our ability to staff this program. In the meantime, the Bee Informed Partnership offers a paid service for analyzing colony loss samples, https://beeinformed.org/programs/emergency-response-kits-2/. We are extremely sorry for this disruption and look forward to continuing this program as part of USDA-ARS efforts to help beekeepers. Please contact us regarding urgent needs.  Jay Evans, Research Leader, USDA-ARS Bee Research Laboratory, Beltsville, MD 20705  [email protected]  301-504-5143.
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MAY 31, 2017
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CATCH THE BUZZ – USDA HONEY BEE DISEASE DIAGNOSTIC SERVICES COLLABORATION BETWEEN USDA-ARS, APHIS, & BEE INFORMED PARTNERSHIP STARTS TODAY.
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A joint collaboration between the Bee Informed Partnership, the USDA-ARS Bee Research Laboratory and USDA-APHIS has been established in the short term to primarily provide for free diagnostics of honey bee brood for American foul brood disease and other brood diseases. We will also offer other pest and disease diagnostics for a nominal fee. Please see https://beeinformed.org/diagnostics/ for additional information.

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Announcements

Next Meeting June 19th, 2017 7:00 PM

Ken Hazard "Preparing to exhibit hive products at the fair.”

Ken and his wife, Judy are certified honey judges and will be judging your honey entries at the fair. His talk will cover what you need to consider to compete for a blue ribbon in the fair. It will include the fair rules from the 2017 Premium book; Issues to consider when harvesting your honey crop; the judging points for the 8 classes of honey products and points on other entry classes for wax products. He will also cover some basic rules for entering Bakery products. During the talk Ken will reference critical points to keep in mind if you are planning to sell your honey at the Fair.

Beekeepers Q & A

The Beekeepers Q & A will resume for the month of June. We will be meeting in our Regular meeting room at 6:30. So bring your questions, observations and notebooks so you can ask, and get answered those questions that too often don’t get asked during the regular meeting.

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.
If you just want to read the site, please surf around and see what you can find. If you want to help build the site or add comments... read more

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. 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.

(If you do not yet have an account to edit this site, please email our webmaster.)

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

USDA HONEY BEE DISEASE DIAGNOSTIC SERVICES COLLABORATION BETWEEN USDA-ARS, APHIS, & BEE INFORMED PARTNERSHIP STARTS TODAY.

MAY 31, 2017 CATCH THE BUZZ – USDA HONEY BEE DISEASE DIAGNOSTIC SERVICES COLLABORATION BETWEEN USDA-ARS, APHIS, & BEE INFORMED PARTNERSHIP STARTS TODAY. A joint collaboration between the Bee Informed Partnership, the USDA-ARS Bee Research Laboratory and USDA-APHIS has been established in the short term to primarily provide for free diagnostics of honey bee brood for American foul brood disease and other brood diseases. We will also offer other pest and disease diagnostics for a nominal fee. Please see https://beeinformed.org/diagnostics/ for additional information.

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