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2014 September 15 - 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 Vaughn Bryant from Texas A&M will talk about Everything you ever wanted to know about identifying pollen in your honey

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


2014 tbd - Fall Foliage Tour

non-MCBA event

Day, time

Description

Location: tbd


2014 October 20 - 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 Ed Cobey, Bee Culture Columnist, Ski Patrol and beekeeper, will talk about Gettin’ er done. Keeping bees Full Speed.

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.


2014 October 25-26 - The Russians Are Coming

non-MCBA event

Saturday & Sunday times TBA

The Russians Are Coming to Bee Culture's Beeyard & Conference Center in Medina, Ohio - Home of the Honey Bee.

Speakers include Steven Coy (Russian Bee Breeders President), Carl Webb (GA Breeder & Commercial Beekeeper), Bob Brachmann (NY Breeder & Commercial Beekeeper), Manley Bigalk (IA Breeder & Commercial Beekeeper), Harry Fulton (MS Breeder & Commercial Beekeeper), Dan Conlon (MA Breeder & Commercial Beekeeper), Ron & Austin Smith (MS Breeders & Commercial Beekeepers), Charles Walters (WV Breeder & Commercial Beekeeper) and USDA Bee Lab representatives Dr Tom Rinderer and Lilia De Guzman

Topics include

  • Become a Russian Bee Breeder – What It Takes, Why You Should
  • Converting Your Operation To Russians
  • Northern Beekeeping With Russians
  • Non-Migratory Beekeeping With Russians
  • Introducing Russian Queens
  • Russians vs. Italian Management
  • Way More Demand Than Supply – Why?
  • Varroa Resistance is Real – The Science Behind It
  • Changing Landscapes For Bees And Why Russians Are Better
  • Outcrossed vs. Pure
  • Grooming And Hygienic Behavior

For more information including registration details, File:Russians2014.pdf.


2014 November 1 - OSBA Fall meeting

non-MCBA event

Keynote Speakers: Sue Cobey and Mike Palmer

See www.ohiostatebeekeepers.org for details

Location: Tolles Career and Technical Center, Plain City, OH


2014 November 17 - 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 Beeyard Report - How did the Club's bees do this year.

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.


2014 December 15 - MCBA Holiday Party

MCBA-sponsored event

Monday, 6:30 pm

Speaker and topic tbd

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


2015 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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