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2015 Aug 3-9 - Medina County Fair

joint event
joint event

Monday - Sunday, 7:00 - 9:00 pm

Buy and sell honey, candles and other bee products. Watch the bees in the Observation Hive. Roll a candle. Learn about bees and beekeepers, their lives and equipment. Sample all the great honeys produced in our area. Taste the difference.

Then go to see the rest of the Fair.

Location: Building 5 in the Medina County Fairgrounds


2015 Aug 9 - Fair tear-down

MCBA-sponsored event

Sunday, 6:00 - 9:00 pm

Tear-down and clean-up from the Fair. Pick up your entries and any unsold honey.

Dismissal time for your entries and our display is from 6 PM – 9 PM on Sunday, August 8th. Entries not picked up by 9 PM Sunday, will be donated to the Medina Co. Fair Board Auction for fund raising, unless previous arrangements are made with the Medina Co. Beekeeper’s President. No exceptions. Thank you for your understanding.

Location: Building 5 in the ections Medina County Fairgrounds


2015 Aug 10-15 - EAS 2015

non-MCBA event

The Eastern Apicultural Society's annual Conference and Short Course will be hosted this year by the University of Guelph at Guelph, Ontario, Canada. Read more at EasternApiculture.org or read this special bulletin from the Ontario Beekeepers Assoc.

Click here to register for the event.

Location: University of Guelph at Guelph, Ontario, Canada


2015 August 17 - MCBA Annual Picnic and Pot Luck Dinner

MCBA-sponsored event

Monday, 6:00 - dark

Details - we are starting the picnic later this year to see if this fits more schedules... Come anytime after 4 pm and we will eat at 6 pm.

According to your last name please bring something to share. Meat and beverages will be provided by the club. Hope to see you there.

  • A-I Dessert
  • J-R Side Dish
  • S-Z Salad

Please RSVP by August 13 to Kathy Summers at [email protected] or 330.461.1081.

Location: Buckeye Woods Park on 162, 1/2 mile east of Route 42


2015 August 22 - Pollinator Day

MCBA-sponsored event

Saturday, 12 noon - 2 pm

Location: A.I. Root Company, 623 W. Liberty Street, Medina, Ohio 44256

Come see the Pollinator Gardens, Live Bee Demos and Mead/Beer Tastings


2015 September 21 - MCBA Monthly Meeting

MCBA-sponsored event

Monday, 6:30 - 9 pm

6:30 Beginners half hour - Topic tbd The Beginner half-hour is across the street from our regular meeting room.

7:00 Main Speaker - Phil Craft, Topic TBD

Phil served as the Kentucky State Apiarist from 1999 through 2011. He is a graduate of Oberlin College in Ohio (BA in biology), and of the University of Kentucky. Phil continues to communicate with beekeepers through his “Ask Phil” question/answer column which appears monthly in Bee Culture magazine, and through his webpage, Philcrafthivecraft.com. He is also the U.S. technical adviser for Veto-pharma, the maker of Apivar. A native of the mountains of Eastern Kentucky, he now lives out in the sticks in the Bluegrass region of Kentucky near Lexington with his family, a very old dog, and some bee hives. You may send questions to Phil at Philcrafthivecraft.com. BeeCulture.com

Location: In our regular meeting room at A.I. Root Co.


2015 tbd - Fall Foliage Tour

non-MCBA event

Day, time

Description

Location: tbd


2015 October 19 - MCBA Monthly Meeting

MCBA-sponsored event

Monday, 6:30 - 9 pm

6:30 Beginners half hour - Topic tbd The Beginner half-hour is across the street from our regular meeting room.

7:00 Main Speaker - Dave Duncan and Ellen Harnish – Lotions and potions and soap, oh my!

Also in October, we need nominations for the Club's officers. All officers (President, VP, Secretary, Treasurer) and one of the three Directors are up for grabs. See the bylaws for a description of the duties of the respective officers. If you'd like to give back to the club, this is a great opportunity.

Location: In our regular meeting room at A.I. Root Co.


2015 October 24-25 - The Four Pillars of Honey Bee Management

non-MCBA event

Sat & Sun, times tba

The Four Pillars of Honey Bee Management are Nutrition, Honey, Varroa and Winter.
Nutrition has become the least understood aspect of producing healthy bees. Fix that here. Randy Oliver will discuss every aspect of honey bee nutrition from best diets, how, when and how much to feed, feeding in preparation for pollination events, wintering, dearth and everything in between.
Then follow Jim Tew's arctic, and not-so-arctic adventures in wintering. Everything from as far north as you can get to moving bees south for a kinder, gentler winter. Refresh your Winter biology, then get better at wrapping, moving, feeding, treating and all you need to know to get bees from Fall to Spring.
Listen in as John Miller and a select group of commercial beekeepers who are in the business of serious honey production share their secrets, their skills and even their mistakes so that they consistently make as much honey as their bees can, every year. And now so will you.
Finally, Pillar Four. Varroa. Listen and learn Varroa biology, but most importantly, Varroa control from Dennis vanEngelsdorp. Get every detail on every Varroa treatment. How, when, why, where. Varroa control chemistry needs to be perfectly understood to avoid, or reduce wax issues, and IPM Varroa controls need to be understood and used as much as and as effectively as possible.

Space is expected to be limited. For details, see BeeCulture.com.

Location: The BeeCulture Conference Center at A.I. Root Co. (our regular meeting room)


2015 October 31 - OSBA Fall meeting

non-MCBA event

Saturday, 9 am - 4 pm

Plain City, Ohio

Guest Speaker line-up includes Dr. Thomas Seeley, Kent Williams, and Dr. Reed Johnson.

See www.ohiostatebeekeepers.org for details


2015 November 16 - MCBA Monthly Meeting & Honey Harvest Analysis

MCBA-sponsored event

Monday, 6:30 - 9 pm

6:30 Beginners half hour - Topic tbd The Beginner half-hour is across the street from our regular meeting room.

7:00 Beekeeper Panel

Also during the November meeting,

  1. We will vote on the club's officers for the next year.
  2. We will conduct our annual Honey Harvest analysis. Bring your notes about how many hives and how much honey you pulled off in the past year. We will look for trends by area and over time. Remember that we track new and established colonies separately.

Location: In our regular meeting room at A.I. Root Co.


2015 December 21 - MCBA Holiday Party (tentative)

MCBA-sponsored event

Monday, 6:30 pm

Speaker and topic tbd

Location: In our regular meeting room at A.I. Root Co.


2016 MCBA Beginner Beekeeper Class

MCBA-sponsored event

The class will cover basic honey bee biology, getting started with honey bees, all the equipment you will need, fundamental management skills, harvesting your crop and preparing for winter. Students will be advised on kinds of equipment to purchase, where to get bees and how to handle problems.

The class dates and the specific syllabus for each day has not yet been confirmed but we typically cover 15 hours of classroom instruction plus field days at the Club’s apiary.

Our lead instructor is Kim Flottum, Editor of Bee Culture magazine and author of Backyard Beekeeping and A Honey Handbook. Several members of the Medina Association will also be assisting with the classes.

Cost for the class is $<tbd> per family. In addition to the class tuition, students receive a copy of Kim's Beginner’s Book (a $30 value), a 1 year membership in the Medina County Beekeepers Association (a $20 value), and a variety of magazines and catalogs from the beekeeping industry.

Location: In our regular meeting room at A.I. Root Co.


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