Meetings & Events

Come see what the buzz is all about!

We meet on the second Wednesday of each month at the Rocky River Nature Center, 24000 Valley Parkway, North Olmsted, OH 44070.

Doors open at 6:30pm for refreshments and conversation. Meeting begins at 7:00pm.

2018 Meetings & Events


September 25
Bee Culture Webinar – Featuring Bayer Young Beekeeper Awardees

We are pleased to announce this webinar featuring (among others) Leo Schirokauer, who was awarded the GCBA Youth Research Grant this year. The webinar is from 12-1 p.m. September 25. Register here…

October 10, 2018
Monthly Meeting – “Bee Nutrition and Citizen Science”

Presented by Speaker Denise Ellsworth, the Department of Entomology Program Director at the Ohio State University College of Food, Agriculture and Environmental Sciences. Learn about nutritional resources for bees at different times of the year. Get information on the Ohio Bee Atlas and the new Ohio Bee Advocates Program

October 20, 2018
Ashtabula Beeks Annual Beekeeping Conference
10-3:30 p.m., Giddings hall, 104 E. Jefferson St., Jefferson

Join the Astabula beeks for this conference featuring a host of topics: Four Seasons of Feeding, Small Scale Queen Rearing, Winterization, Pests, Diseases and Frame Diagnostics. Non-member cost $15; includes a light lunch. For more info or to pre-register, call Sharon at 440-576-8818 or contact her via email.

November 14, 2018
Monthly Meeting – “American Foulbrood”

Speaker: Leo Schirokauer, Recipient of the 2018 GCBA Youth Research Grant and the 2018 Winner of the Bayer Bee Care Young Beekeeper Award. American Foulbrood (AFB) is a devastating and incurable disease afflicting honeybees nationwide. There is a desperate need for new treatment options. Leo will discuss his research and development using a novel treatment for AFB which harnesses the power of probiotic honeybee gut bacteria to kill the AFB pathogen.

December 12, 2018
Annual Potluck!

End of the year wrap up and holiday potluck dinner. Come and share your beekeeping stories of 2018 with fellow beekeepers and have a wonderful meal. Please, bring a covered dish, salad or desert (with a serving utensil) for 12 people to share. GCBA will supply hot and cold soft beverages, all paper ware and a protein dish(s). Open to all.


Events of Interest Held by Other Organizations

Nov. 3
Ohio State Beekeepers Association Fall Conference


Are you interested in speaking?
We invite you to contact us. Speaking opportunities are available for you and/or your organization.