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2016 September 19 - MCBA Monthly Meeting

MCBA-sponsored event

Monday, 6:30 - 9 pm

6:30 Beginners half hour - The Beginner half-hour will be held in the bee yard in March, April, May, September, and October beginning at 6:30 sharp until 7:00, WEATHER PERMITTING, with the regular meeting beginning at 7:15 instead of the regular 7:00. If weather does not cooperate the Beginners half hour will meet across the street from our regular meeting room. A veil is required in the bee yard.

7:00 Main Speaker - Joann Dunlevey, Ohio Department Of Agriculture, will discuss the new honey label laws and the new food safety laws at both the federal and state level and how they affect beekeepers. Presentation materials

MCBA Meetings are open to the public. If you are not a member of the club, please consider making a donation at the door to help cover the cost of the speaker.

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


2016 October 21-23 - A Case For Honey

non-MCBA event

Fri 5-7 pm Sat & Sun times tba

Speakers committed so far include Dan Conlon (Warm Colors Apiaries, MA), Bob Binnie (Blue Ridge Honey Company, GA), Dave Shenefield (Clover Blossom Honey, IN), Steve Conlon (ThistleDew Honey, WV), Roger Stark (Howalt-McDowell Insurance, SD), Joann Dunlevey RS (Food Safety Specialist, OH Dept of Ag) and a representative of the FDA.

Tuition is $150 per person and includes the Friday night social and lunch on Saturday and Sunday. Register online at __.

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


2016 October 8-9 - Fall Foliage Tour

non-MCBA event

Sat & Sun

MCBA will be supporting the annual Medina County Fall Foliage Tour with an educational booth and observation hive at the Jilbert Winery.

Location: Jilbert Winery on Rt 252


2016 October 17 - MCBA Monthly Meeting

MCBA-sponsored event

Monday, 6:30 - 9 pm

6:30 Beginners half hour - The BEGINNERS HALF HOUR will return to the A.I. Root lunchroom starting at 6:30 PM. This is across the street from our "Regular Meeting Room". We will NOT be meeting in the bee yard due to the sun set and lack of light.

7:00 Main Speaker - Tracy Alarcon, TOPIC - Winter - Now until April.

This talk will be a practical- fundamental discussion about what is going on in the hive during the Winter along with what you can do to help your bees survive and thrive with the arrival of Spring.

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.

MCBA Meetings are open to the public. If you are not a member of the club, please consider making a donation at the door to help cover the cost of the speaker.

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


2016 November 5 - OSBA Fall meeting

non-MCBA event

Saturday, 9 am - 4 pm

See www.ohiostatebeekeepers.org for details


2016 November 21 - 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 Honey Harvest Analysis and General Q&A with members of the group

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.

Also during the November meeting, we will vote on the club's officers for the next year.

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


2016 December 19 - MCBA Holiday Party

MCBA-sponsored event

Monday, 6:30 pm

Details tbd

Location: tbd


2017 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.


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


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