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2015 December 21 - MCBA Holiday Party

MCBA-sponsored event

Monday, 6:30 pm

Medina Beekeepers Invites you to attend our Holiday Dinner. R.S.V.P. by Dec. 14th to Peggy Garnes at [email protected] or 330-723-6265. This is a members only event.

Dinner and Gift Exchange

Location: Williams-On-The-Lake, 787 Lafayette Road, Medina, OH 44256

2016 MCBA Beginner Beekeeper Class

MCBA-sponsored event

MCBA will be offering two Beginner classes this year. The first will be Saturday classes held on Feb 13 and Feb 20 from 9-3:30. The second will be held on Monday evenings from 6:30-9 on Feb 29, Mar 7, Mar 14 and Mar 28. (Once a student has signed up and paid the fee, they may attend either or both of the classes.) In addition to the approximately 12 hours of classroom instruction, there will be field days at the Club’s apiary once weather conditions are appropriate.

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.

Our lead instructor is Kim Flottum, Editor of Bee Culture magazine and author of Backyard Beekeeping and A Honey Handbook.

Cost for the class is $75 for an individual or $100 for a 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. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged so we know how to prepare. Please check back here for updates on the registration process.

Current MCBA members who have paid for and taken the class before may retake the class for no charge but will not receive the textbook.

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

2016 March 19 - Another Class - MCBA's Intermediate Beekeeper Class

MCBA-sponsored event

Saturday, 9-5

You’ve taken the “Beginner’s Class”, then you took the “Next Class”, (March 2015), so this year, (2016) take “Another Class” - an intermediate level class. The preliminary class schedule is:

  • Enough Good food – Kim Flottum-What bees need, and how to grow it
  • Biology 201 – Jim Tew-Using what you know for better management decisions and more honey
  • Everything but Varroa – Tracy Alarcon-Every honey bee pest and disease except Varroa mites
  • Honey House Rules – TBA-So you want to expand your extracting operation.

Costs and registration TBA. . Stay tuned for more information!

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

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