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If Medina Schools are closed, we will cancel the meeting or beginner’s class that night. If your roads are bad, ours probably are too.
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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 November 27 - Candy-board making

MCBA-sponsored event

Sunday, 11 am - completion

Peggy Garnes is hosting a session to make candy-boards for your hives. Please RSVP direct to Peggy at [email protected] or 330-723-6265

Location: Peggy's house


2016 December 19 - MCBA Holiday Party

MCBA-sponsored event

Monday, 6:30 pm, Dinner served at 7 pm

R.S.V.P. is required by Dec. 12th to ensure table set-up and catering. R.S.V.P to Peggy Garnes by email or at 330-723-6265

The cost for this year's dinner is $10 per person online or pre-pay by check to the Treasurer. Please mail checks to MaryJane Poling, PO Box 1353, Medina OH, 44258.

This is a members only event. Annual Gift Exchange as usual.

Location: Williams on the Lake at 787 Lafayette Rd, Medina, OH 44256


2017 January 15 - MCBA Annual 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 - Speaker and topic tbd

This is also our "annual meeting" as specified in the Charter.

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.


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 are shown below. We cover 15 hours of classroom instruction plus field days at the Club’s apiary.

Cost for the class is $85 for an individual or $100 for a family. In addition to the class tuition, students receive a textbook, 1 year membership in the Medina County Beekeepers Association and a variety of magazines and catalogs from the beekeeping industry. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged so we know how to prepare, but fees can be paid at the first class. (Current MCBA members who have paid for and taken the class before may retake the class for free.)

Register online for the Saturday track or for the Tuesday evening track.

2017 Feb 11 - MCBA Beginner Class - Saturday track 1 of 2

MCBA-sponsored event

Saturday, 9 -5:00

Syllabus tbd.

Please bring a lunch.

Instructors for the Saturday track will be Jim Aylsworth, Peggy Garnes and other MCBA members.

Location: Medina County Library


2017 February 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 - Speaker and topic tbd

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.


2017 February 21 - MCBA Beginner Class - Tuesday track 1 of 5

MCBA-sponsored event

Monday, 6:30 - 9:30

Syllabus tbd.

The lead instructor for the Tuesday track is Kim Flottum, Bee Culture Editor and author of 4 beekeeping books.

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


2017 Feb 25 - MCBA Beginner Class - Saturday track 2 of 2

MCBA-sponsored event

Saturday, 9 -5:00

Syllabus tbd.

Please bring a lunch.

Location: Medina County Library


2017 February 28 - MCBA Beginner Class - Tuesday track 2 of 5

MCBA-sponsored event

Monday, 6:30 - 9:30

Syllabus tbd.

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


2017 March 7 - MCBA Beginner Class - Tuesday track 3 of 5

MCBA-sponsored event

Monday, 6:30 - 9:30

Syllabus tbd.

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


2017 March 14 - MCBA Beginner Class - Tuesday track 4 of 5

MCBA-sponsored event

Monday, 6:30 - 9:30

Syllabus tbd.

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


2017 March 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 - Speaker and topic tbd

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.


2017 March 21 - MCBA Beginner Class - Tuesday track 5 of 5

MCBA-sponsored event

Monday, 6:30 - 9:30

Syllabus tbd.

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


2017 March __ - Tri-County Beekeeping Workshop

non-MCBA event

Friday Evening & Saturday, 9:00 - 4:45

Ohio State University Extension and Tri-County Beekeepers Association of Northeastern Ohio will hold the __ Annual Beekeeping Workshop at The Ohio State University, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC). This is the largest one-day beekeeping workshop in the United States.


2017 tbd - Beginner Beekeeper Field Day

MCBA-sponsored event

Date and time to be confirmed

Details tbd. Subject to change based on weather. Please check here the morning of the event to confirm.

Location: In the MCBA beeyard


2017 tbd - MCBA Website Training

MCBA-sponsored event
MCBA-sponsored event
Wednesday, 7-8:15 pm

MCBA hosts an "open website" that any member can edit. You can ask questions on our website - or answer them. You can create a beeyard report, write a page about the latest pesticide research, comment about different kinds of beekeeping equipment, or just help keep the list of Current Events up to date. Our website depends on the effort of volunteers and will be as much or as little as we, the members, make of it. Mike Rossander will host an open session on how to use our website. We will set up your account, edit a page, start a discussion, create new pages and learn lots of tricks so you can get started making the club's website a better, more useful tool.

Location: Medina County Library computer room. The Computer Lab has 18 computers available first-come, first-served but you can also bring your own laptop and connect to the library's internet connection.


2017 April 16 - 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 - Speaker and topic tbd

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.


2017 May 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 - Speaker and topic tbd

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.


2017 June 1 - Deadline to register your Apiary

/non-MCBA event

June 1 is the annual deadline to register your apiary with the Ohio Department of Agriculture. Registration costs $5 per apiary. The proceeds from registration go to fund the inspection program.

If you have registered before, you should have received a renewal form in the mail. If not, you can download a copy of the form here.


2017 __ - OSBA Summer meeting

non-MCBA event

Saturday, 9 am - 4 pm

See www.ohiostatebeekeepers.org for details


2017 June __ - MCBA Mandatory Sellers' Meeting

MCBA-sponsored event

Monday, 6:30 - 7 pm

All members planning to sell honey or any hive product at the Fair are required to attend this mandatory seller's meeting. We will have one additional date (TBD) for those who are out of town on this date. You must attend one of these mandatory meetings in order to sell. No exceptions.

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


2017 June 18 - 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 - Speaker and topic tbd

Also at this meeting will be our annual Plant Exchange. Bring one, take one.</br> Please label your plant with its variety and how tall it gets or spreads so we know where to plant it in our flower beds. Bring a plant that the pollinators love!

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.


2017 July 16 - MCBA Monthly Meeting

MCBA-sponsored event

Monday, 6:30 - 9:00 pm

Preparation for the Fair
We will be doing a thorough clean-up of the booth, organize the sales and display areas, hang up posters and beekeeping information, etc. Please bring cleaning products to the meeting - brooms, pails, paper towels, rags, etc.

Beginner Class
For the newcomers to the club, we will have you set up in a separate section to learn the fair booth procedures for selling, explaining the observation hive, and candle rolling instructions.

Pizza and soda will be served.

Location: Building 5 in the Medina County Fairgrounds (710 West Smith Rd in Medina - the entrance is across from the corner of W. Smith Road and S. State Road)


2017 date tbd - Library Day

joint event
joint event
Saturday, times tbd but probably 10-2(-ish)

Details tbd

Location: Medina Library


2017 July 20 - Deadline for entries to the Fair

non-MCBA event

tbd, 4:00 pm

If you are entering honey, remember to sign up for all the honey categories, white, light amber, or dark amber, as you may not know what color your honey will be if you have not already extracted and bottled it. You may view all the entries, rules and enter on-line this year at www.medina-fair.com.

Location: Medina County Fairgrounds Main Office


2017 date tbd - Fair set-up

MCBA-sponsored event

Sunday, 2:00 - 6:00 pm

Set up your entries for the Medina County Fair and bring your honey and hive products for sale. All entries must be in on-time and in compliance with the Fair's rules. Please have all your honey and hive products in by 5 so we can get them properly tagged and inventoried. The building closes at 6:00 pm.

Location: Building 5 in the Medina County Fairgrounds

Please note: The drop off hours for entering your honey/wax/baked goods into the Fair is noon – 4:00 pm at the Fairgrounds Main Office


2017 dates tbd - 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


2017 dates tbd - 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


2017 July 31-August 4 - EAS 2017

non-MCBA event


The Eastern Apicultural Society's annual Conference and Short Course will be hosted this year by the University of Delaware at Newark, DE. Read more at easternapiculture.org

Location: Clayton Hall Conference Center


2017 August 20 - MCBA Annual Picnic and Pot Luck Dinner

MCBA-sponsored event

Monday, 6:00 - dark

Details tbd

Location: tbd Buckeye Woods Park on 162


2017 September 17 - 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 - Speaker and topic tbd

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.


2017 tbd - Fall Foliage Tour

non-MCBA event

Day, time

Description

Location: tbd


2017 October 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 Main Speaker - Speaker and topic tbd

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.


2017 __ - OSBA Fall meeting

non-MCBA event

Saturday, 9 am - 4 pm

See www.ohiostatebeekeepers.org for details


2017 November 19 - 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 Main Speaker - Speaker and topic tbd

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.


2017 December 17 - 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.


2018 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.


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