Membership application/renewal form… 

Print and complete the form. You may either mail the forms and your payment* to

Shannon Warder
1110 Wilbert Road
Lakewood, OH 44107

or bring them to our meetings.  Printed forms will be available at monthly meetings. Your personal information is for club use only and will not be shared with anyone.

* Please do not mail cash

Membership in Greater Cleveland Beekeepers Association means you can learn and enjoy a new hobby, keep current with beekeeping, and meet other beekeeping members who live in the Greater Cleveland area. Beekeeping has changed greatly in the past 20 years, and if beekeepers do not have a resource to rely on they can be left behind on current events, new products, and changes in Apiary Management.

GCBA is one of the larger beekeeping clubs in the State of Ohio with more than 150 registered members annually.

GCBA has developed a close working relationship with the Cuyahoga County Fair and is involved with many public education programs.

Beekeeper education is the focus and mission of GCBA.  An annual conference and field day is held. The day-long event is dedicated to teaching beginner and advanced practices of hive management and pollinator health.

An annual beginner beekeeping course is taught at the Cleveland Metroparks Rocky River Nature Center.  You can find more information on the Meeting & Events tab.

GCBA monthly meetings are focused on educational topics including beekeeping best management practices, current events in beekeeping, research, and hive health. They are open to the public. Membership is not required.

Hive Registration & Inspection
Whether this is your first year or 30th as a beekeeper, please register your hives with the State of Ohio. There is a $5 fee for each apiary. This is a critically important part of keeping track of hives and bee health in our county. For more please visit the Ohio Department of Agriculture’s Plant Health Division – Apiary Program’s WEBSITE.

Need Beekeeping Help? Want to Help a New Beekeeper?
If anyone is interested in sharing his/her beekeeping expertise with a new beekeeper, please post a message on the Contact Us page. If anyone is interested in talking to an experienced beekeeper, please post a message on the Contact Us page. Check back for a list of knowledgeable folks willing to help the new person be a better beekeeper.